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Clerk of the Course: Phil Pugh
Route: 140 Miles
Maps: 124 135 & 136
Winners: Huw Evans/Patrick Walsh (Ford Escort)
With a comfortable winning margin, Huw Evans/Patrick Walsh made it two victories in two years on the Rali Bro Ddyfi.
The Dovey Valley MC event attracted 75 entries but after 140 miles of motoring the Aberyswyth pairing were over two minutes clear of their nearest rivals.
The rally moved its route further south for this year, venturing as far as the Clywedog Dam road and abandoning the Dolgellau area. However as in previous years the event was decided on the tracks of rally sponsor Geoff Jones' farm.
Evans/Walsh were a minute and half quicker than any other crew over this section, thus securing the victory and top Welsh Championship points. They were followed home by series rivals Graham Evans/Ian Mills in second place and Dennis Quinn/Dave Evison in third.
Witch Way winners Stuart Newby/Paul Holmberg were fourth in the Impreza, a result that after just three rounds puts them in a strong position in the North Western Championship.
Phil Turner/Owen Dodd survived an electrical fire early in the event, which left them without interior lights, to finish fifth, while late entrants Kev Parry/Gareth Price came in sixth and took the Standard Production Award.
Martin Lloyd/Steve Herbert continued their good run of results by totally dominating the Semi-Expert Class, coming home seventh overall. They were the only Class Two crew free of fails and twenty-five minutes quicker than their nearest challenger.
Dafydd Evans/Hywel Davies were equally emphatic winners in the Novice Class, only being denied a top ten finish due to the fact that they missed a code board.
Top south-eastern crew Mike Biss/Kath Woodman made the long journey to Machynlleth and were rewarding with eleventh overall and the Mixed Crew Award. This was just one place ahead of fellow long distance travellers John Harmer/Pat Gadsby.
The organisers introduced a new concept to Welsh road rallying with the use of Greek lettering on some code boards. Reigning West Midlands Champions Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford became a victim of one of these after picking up a fail for a infringement regarding one of the boards. It was an expensive mistake as they lost what would have been second place as a result of the penalty.
On the retirement list were Clive Wakeley/Byron Jones whose Escort succumbed to electrical problem early on in the rally, while Tony Davies/Dilwyn John also failed to make the petrol halt after a ball joint broke on their Corolla.
Nick Bloxham/Carl Williamson made a more dramatic exit from the rally when they rolled their Peugeot 205, severely damaging the newly built car. Gerwyn Jones/Ceri Davies were going well but then their Escort's head gasket failed almost immedately after the petrol halt.
Grant Parker/Gwyn Williams broke a halfshaft on their Corolla, while Howard Price/Steve Griffith went out when their similar car suffered a broken manifold. Haydn Davies/Alan Williams had a problematic event, going off on the first corner, then getting stuck in a farmyard for twenty minutes before finally crashing out of the rally.
|1||Huw Evans||Patrick Walsh||Ford Escort||2m 03s|
|2||Graham Evans||Ian Mills||Toyota Corolla||4m 00s|
|3||Dennis Quinn||Dave Evison||Ford Escort||4m 33s|
|4||Stuart Newby||Paul Holmberg||Subaru Impreza||5m 14s|
|5||Phil Turner||Owen Dodd||VW Golf GTi||6m 00s|
|6||Kev Parry||Gareth Price||Ford Escort||6m 51s|
|7||Martin Lloyd||Steve Herbert||Ford Escort||6m 55s|
|8||Hefin George||Andy Oakes||Nissan Sunny GTi-R||7m 10s|
|9||Ian 'Dude' Roberts||Nigel Roberts||VW Golf GTi||12m 08s|
|10||Elfyn Richards||Alan Jôs||VW Golf GTi||13m 21s|
|11||Mike Biss||Cath Woodman||Vauxhall Nova||13m 46s|
|12||John Harmer||Pat Gadsby||MG Maestro||20m 21s|
|13||Mark Harris||Neil Bevan||Peugeot 205 GTi||31m 31s|
|14||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||1F 3m 12s|
|15||Gary James||Dylan Evans||Hillman Avenger||1F 7m 09s|
|16||Dafydd Evans||Hywel Davies||Toyota Corolla||1F 12m 04s|
|17||John Griffiths||Allan Jordan||Vauxhall Nova GTE||1F 16m 30s|
|18||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||1F 16m 54s|
|19||Kev Nunns||Cyril Jones||Ford Sierra||1F 29m 28s|
|20||Christian Prynne||Doody Farmer||Toyota Corolla||1F 30m 54s|
|21||Barry Phillips||Aled Richards||Vauxhall Astra||1F 31m 46s|
|22||Doreen Davies||Anthony Davies||Ford Escort||1F 40m 05s|
|23||Jerry Jones||Ian Cooke||Mini Clubman||2F 24m 56s|
|24||Paul Price||Gemma Price||Vauxhall Nova||3F 15m 15s|
|25||Steven Roberts||Darren Garrod||Toyota Corolla||3F 18m 46s|
|26||Eifion Thomas||Afan Thomas||Ford Escort||3F 38m 59s|
|27||Andrew Williams||Wyn Davies||Vauxhall Astra||3F 43m 45s|
|28||Simon Chandler||David Manning||Ford Escort||4F 58m 22s|
|29||Paul Mumford||Glenn Latham||Peugeot 309 GTi||5F 26m 34s|
|30||Ashley Morris||Michael Cartwright||Peugeot 205 GTi||5F 28m 25s|
|31||Claire Evans||Allen Hart||Vauxhall Astra||5F 30m 01s|
|32||Stephen Wynn||Chris Wynn||Ford Escort||6F 48m 02s|
|33||Mal Jones||Ian Fellows||Peugeot 205 GTi||7F 63m 53s|
|34||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||7F 63m 53s|
|35||Gareth Jenkins||Sharon Clarke||Ford Escort||11F 25m 01s|
|36||Darren Jones||Heddwyn Jones||Vauxhall Nova||15F 9m 54s|
|37||Mike Davies||Alan Jones||Ford Escort||30F 52m 13s|
|38||Trevor Pritchard||Paul Hughes||MG Maestro||31F 29m 36s|