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Clerk of the Course: Peter Zjalic & Paul Jones
Route: 145 Miles
Maps: 124 125 135 & 136
Winners: Huw Evans/Patrick Walsh (Ford Escort)
Huw Evans/Patrick Walsh made it three wins in three successive years by winning the WRX Spares Rali Bro Ddyfi 2002.
They stamped their authority on th rally by being the only crew to clean the second half of the event. However to a certain extent it was also a fortunate win as the Aberyswyth pairing had lost over three minutes when they picked up a puncture on the section just prior to the petrol halt. Fortunately for them all penalties for this section were scrubbed after an irrate resident blocked the road with a tractor after the first twenty cars had passed.
Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford also benefitted from this cancellation as they had spent ten minutes in a ditch at the very beginning of the section. However a code board misdemeanour meant that they picked up a fail and finished 25th overall at the Finish.
The Bro Dyfi was a round of the three major championship, Welsh, West Midlands and North Western, and attracted an entry of 64 cars.The 140 mile route took crews as far north as Dolgellau and as far south as the Clywedog Dam.
The atrocious weather conditions made life hard for comeptitors and even more so for the marshals. The rain led to the cancellation of the second section as Owen Edwards/Dorian Davies put their Escort off on a muddy track and blocked it for the following cars.
At the Finish Evans/Walsh were thirty seconds ahead of the Toyota Corolla of new pairing Howard Price/Carl Williamson, who had paired up for an assault on three major titles; the Welsh, North Western and West Midlands.
Martyn O’Connor/Peter Collins took third place after a clear run on their first visit to the event, while Hefin George/Dilwyn Johns survived a puncture on their Nissan Sunny to finish fourth.
Graham Evans/Ian Mills finished fifth and took the Standard Production Award after a rally hampered by an ineffective handbrake. Wayne Morris/Paul Middleton managed to survive with an off song engine to finsh sixth. All these top six finishers were Welsh Championship contenders. Significantly Dennis Quinn/Dave Evison did not start the event.
The leading Semi-Expert crew were Richard Tuckey/Dean George who took their Peugeot 106 to 17th overall, five minutes clear of their nearest class rivals Jim Paterson/Adrian Smart.
The Novice class was won by the Fiesta of Andy Groom/Carl Darby, with Aled Lewis/Huw Lewis second in the category.
The Under 1425cc Award went to the VW Polo of Steve Rogers/Deian Rees, who were fifteenth overall.
|1||Huw Evans||Patrick Walsh||Ford Escort||1m 09s|
|2||Howard Price||Carl Williamson||Toyota Corolla||1m 41s|
|3||Martyn O'Connor||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||2m 59s|
|4||Hefin George||Dilwyn John||Nissan Sunny GTi-R||3m 26s|
|5||Graham Evans||Ian Mills||Toyota Corolla||3m 26s|
|6||Wayne Morris||Paul Middleton||Ford Escort||4m 07s|
|7||Carl Hawkins||Iain Tullie||Vauxhall Nova||4m 46s|
|8||Jason Stone||Paul Holmberg||Peugeot 205 GTi||6m 29s|
|9||Ceri Richards||Aled JOnes||Ford Escort||6m 48s|
|10||Grant Parker||Owen Dodd||Toyota Corolla||6m 55s|
|11||Paul Ross||Andy Oakes||Vauxhall Nova||8m 30s|
|12||Dewi Williams||Michael Evans||Peugeot 205 GTi||9m 13s|
|13||Simon Cottrell||Marcus Watmough||Subaru Impreza||9m 55s|
|14||Steve Rogers||Deian Rees||VW Polo||11m 10s|
|15||Glyn Price||Huw Jones||Ford Escort||12m 41s|
|16||Richard Tuckey||Dean George||Peugeot 106||14m 47s|
|17||Mark Harris||Neil Bevan||Peugeot 205 GTi||17m 50s|
|18||Jim Paterson||Adrian Smart||Subaru RX Turbo||19m 41s|
|19||Lee Bartlett||Richard Edwards||Peugeot 309 GTi||22m 09s|
|20||Elfyn Richards||Darren Garrod||VW Golf||27m 33s|
|21||Nick Bloxham||Martyn Allen||Peugeot 205 GTi||28m 04s|
|22||Simon Chandler||David Manning||Ford Escort||33m 28s|
|23||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||1F 3m 34s|
|24||Mark Appleton||Anthony Preston||Peugeot 106||1F 9m 20s|
|25||Jason Hardy||Alan Jones||VW Golf||1F 9m 52s|
|26||J C Besson||Scott Layton||Subaru||1F 11m 19s|
|27||Claire Evans||Allen Hart||Vauxhall Astra||1F 20m 54s|
|28||Andrew Williams||Wyn Davies||Vauxhall Astra||1F 22m 23s|
|29||Aled Garner||Dylan Garner||Toyota Corolla||1F 23m 07s|
|30||Andy Groom||Carl Darby||Ford Fiesta||1F 26m 10s|
|31||Robert Thomson||Simon Greenway||Peugeot 309 GTi||1F 35m 10s|
|32||Jerry Jones||Ian Cooke||Mini Clubman||2F 17m 10s|
|33||Adrian Hodgson||Chris Lightburn||Renault 18||3F 17m 16s|
|34||Aled Lewis||Huw Lewis||Citroen AX||3F 19m 18s|
|35||Gareth Owens||Aled Richards||Ford Escort||3F 20m 58s|
|36||Shane Swindells||Phil Sant||Peugeot 205||4F 39m 56s|
|37||Steven Price||Tim Gill||Toyota Corolla||5F 30m 38s|
|38||Paul Mumford||Gavin Griffiths||Vauxhall Astra||6F 32m 55s|
|39||Criss Lewis||Bryan Thomas||Ford Escort||7F 37m 42s|
|40||Gerwyn Jones||Ceri Davies||Ford Escort||9F 22m 42s|
|41||Nigel Thomas||Ian Thomas||Peugeot 205 GTi||9F 39m 35s|
|42||Rob Evans||Adrian Batchelor||Vauxhall Nova||15F 23m 29s|
|43||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||15F 43m 19s|
|44||Islwyn Watkins||Martin Jones||Vauxhall Astra||19F 32m 25s|
|45||Van-Roy Barber||Mark Roper||Ford Escort||27F 21m 52s|
|46||Jeremy Evans||Carl Palmer||Mini 998||28F 22m 36s|
|47||Gareth Jenkins||Sharon Clark||Ford Escort||30F 20m 28s|
|48||Mark Whitford||Steve Coupland||Toyota Corolla||31F 9m 20s|
|49||Paul Hughes||Paul Kohler||Mazda 323||48F 33m 50s|