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Clerk of the Course: Richard Evans & Jon Stobbs
Route: 110 Miles
Winners: Hywel Greaves/Geraint Jones (VW Polo)
Hywel Greaves/Geraint Jones won the Rali Bro Preseli in their newly built VW Polo by a comfortable margin of almost five minutes.
The Teifi Valley MC organised event was aimed at novice and beginners crews, with expert competitors excluded from entering. Despite this restriction the club received 128 entries in two days for the 60 car starting places. The successful ones faced a 110 mile rally which used many Pembrokeshire lanes that hadn’t seen a road rally for several years.
In the first half of the rally Greaves/Jones were challenged for the lead by Mark Andrew/Edwin Venville, and the latter crew led at the petrol halt, which was taken at about two-thirds distance. However a number of wrong slots saw Andrew/Venville drop back in the latter stages and gave Greaves/Jones the win.
After a slow start Roy Thomas/Michelle Thomas grasped second place from Andrew/Venville at the penultimate control, but then lost it again on the final test; they were nine seconds behind the runners up at the finish.
Eiros Edwards/Iwan Williams took fourth, while the leading Novice crew were Richard Davies/Huw Phillips who brought their Vauxhall Astra into fifth place overall.
The 2003 winners, Mark Lloyd/Delyth Morgan, had an unhappy event, withdrawing at Petrol with gear linkage problems. Wayne James/Jenny James went out on the first section also with gearbox failure, while engine problems forced Peter Collins/Joanna Collins out.
Rob Pardoe/Tony Davies had been expected to go well but they were also on the retirement list when the distributor broke on their Corolla just five miles into the rally.
A broken gearbox put Car No.2, Wayne James/Jenny James (Peugeot 205), out at an early stage. Ceri Jones/Edrian Monk had an character building rally; they missed a triangle control, then hit a hedge and were finally forced out when the gear linkage on their Peugeot 205 broke.
Dave Howells had 12 year old James Morgan as his navigator; they finished in 21st position.
|1||Hywel Greaves||Geraint Jones||VW Polo||9m 00s|
|2||Mark Andrew||Edwin Venville||Peugeot 205||13m 50s|
|3||Roy Thomas||Michelle Thomas||Peugeot 205||13m 59s|
|4||Eiros Edwards||Iwan Williams||Ford Mondeo||14m 56s|
|5||Richard Davies||Huw Phillips||Vauxhall Astra||15m 43s|
|6||Marc Jones||Bill Williams||Ford Sierra||17m 14s|
|7||Wayne Hayhurst||Jason Sugden||Peugeot 205||19m 35s|
|8||Max Jones||Geraint Mayes||Ford Sierra||20m 11s|
|9||Mark Jameson||Delyth Brown||Ford Escort||21m 22s|
|10||Barry John||Seyyan John||Ford Escort||24m 23s|
|11||Kevin Evans||Owain Thomas||Vauxhall Nova||26m 47s|
|12||Tom Barber||Geraint Hands||Peugeot 309||29m 14s|
|13||Eurig Davies||Darren Williams||Vauxhall Nova||30m 33s|
|14||Matthew Wood-Griffiths||Tom Henderson||Peugeot 205||33m 35s|
|15||Sterling Jenkins||Simon Charles||Vauxhall Nova||33m 54s|
|16||Elrik Davis||Andrew Davis||Vauxhall Nova||35m 37s|
|17||Angharad Lloyd||Clive Phillips||Peugeot 205||37m 55s|
|18||Aled Johnson||Gethin Sollis||Rover 216||41m 54s|
|19||Adrian Convery||Alan Williams||Vauxhall Nova||50m 17s|
|20||Mark Phillips||Dafydd Gibby||Vauxhall Astra||1F 27m 29s|
|21||Dave Howells||James Morgan||Peugeot 309||1F 39m 45s|
|22||Hefin Jones||Llinos Jones||Ford Escort||2F 11m 41s|
|23||Daniel Bowden||Marc Jonah||Peugeot 205||2F 20m 17s|
|24||John James||Mike Crayford||Rover 216||2F 37m 06s|
|25||Tom Layton||Andrew Layton||Peugeot 205||2F 1h 05m 08s|
|26||Paul Davies||Steve Hicks||Vauxhall Nova||3F 30m 54s|
|27||Andrew Davies||Andrew Rees||Peugeot 205||3F 39m 55s|
|28||Brian Morgan||Ruth Morgan||Ford Escort||3F 1h 08m 07s|
|29||Hannah Morgan||Lisa Whitney||Vauxhall Nova||4F 30m 13s|
|30||Wyn Mathias||Laura Lee||Renault Clio||4F 35m 37s|
|31||Gareth Thomas||Andrew Rees||Peugeot 205||6F 1h 03m 49s|
|32||Richard Evans||Dai Evans||VW Golf||7F 29m 45s|
|33||William Jenkins||Ben Evans||Vauxhall Nova||17F 3h 34m 13s|
|34||Dylan Jones||Terry Jones||Ford Escort XR3i||18F 35m 57s|
|35||James Rees||Nicky Eldridge||Ford Sierra||19F 35m 23s|
|36||Tim Hand||Dylan Davies||Ford Sierra||28F 1h 28m 27s|
|37||Huw Morris||Laura Morris||Proton Compact||47F 38m 06s|