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Clerk of the Course: Mark Jukes & Peter Collins
Route: 140 Miles
Maps: 145 157 & 158
Winners: Hefin George/Dilwyn John (Nissan Sunny GTI-R)
Hefin George/Dilwyn John took a maiden win on Teifi Valley MC’s Rali Bro Teifi. The 120 mile non-championship event used the lane to the south of the Cardigan to Newcastle Emlyn road and attracted 67 starters. The club had attracted sponsorship from Rees Brothers, Pantgwyn Quarry and John Roberts (Festiniog) Ltd.
George/John had decided prior to the event that the rally would be decided on the various tracks being used during the night. They were proved correct and made the most of their M&S tyre choice and the Nissan Sunny’s four wheel drive to take the win with a margin of a minute over the Escort XR3 of Gareth Jones/Carl Williamson. These two crews were well clear of Wayne Elliott/Nigel Nelson and Gary Evans/Iestyn Leshon who finished third and fourth.
The organisers, feeling that some crews were gaining an unfair speed advantage by not taking due time when recording code boards, took a tough line on route checks, penalising crews for any inaccuracies. This, combined with a tricky PC52 which caught out twenty-three crews, led to only six competitors finishing the rally fail free.
Worst affected by these measures were Ceri Richards/Aled Jones and Gareth Evans/Gwynfor Jones who would both have been in contention for the runner up spot but for the fails they picked up. Top seeds Robert Thomas/Dylan Evans also ended up with a number of fails and so could only finish thirteenth.
Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford and Clive Wakeley/Byron Jones both retired in the first half with half shaft failures. Arwyn Thomas/Patrick Walsh withdrew early in the second half after the rear axle of their Corolla started to emit banging noises
Toby Adam/Mark Appleton were another crew to loose out on a good finish after they inadvertently booked into the final main control five minutes early.
The Semi-Expert Class was decided on the fewest fails with Robert Rees/Ann Rees taking the class award with penalties of two fails 32m 12s, in front of Aled Richards/Dalis Ifans who were on three fails 25s 37s.
The Novices had a slightly shorter route than the main event and so weren’t eligible for overall awards. Non of the finishers in the class were fail free, the leading two runners both having a fail apiece, Lee Hayward/Mark Hamilton finishing six minutes in front of Jeremy Davies/Daniel Maclachlan.
The Standard Production Award went to the VW Golf of Dyfrig James/Emyr Jones, while the Under 1600cc Award was won by the Toyota Corolla of Paul Tod/Iestyn ap Dafydd.
|1||Hefin George||Dilwyn John||Nissan Sunny GTI-R||7m 16s|
|2||Gareth 'Gog' Jones||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort XR3i||8m 12s|
|3||Wayne Elliott||Nigel Nelson||Toyota Celica GT||18m 11s|
|4||Gary Evans||Iestyn Leyshon||Ford Escort||23m 51s|
|5||Dafydd Williams||Alan Hands||Talbot Sunbeam||27m 23s|
|6||Ian Evans||Daniel Thomas||Ford Escort||27m 30s|
|7||Ceri Richards||Aled Jones||Ford Escort||1F 08m 27s|
|8||Dyfrig James||Emyr Jones||VW Golf||1F 11m 52s|
|9||Arwel Phillips||John Hands||Ford Escort||1F 13m 02s|
|10||Paul Tod||Iestyn ap Dafydd||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 17m 05s|
|11||Gareth Evans||Gwynfor Jones||Ford Escort||2F 07m 22s|
|12||Robert Rees||Ann Rees||Ford Escort||2F 32m 12s|
|13||Robert Thomas||Dylan Evans||Talbot Sunbeam||3F 10m 03s|
|14||Barry Davies||Mark Lloyd||Ford Escort||3F 18m 56s|
|15||Aled Richards||Dalis Ifans||Peugeot 205 GTi||3F 25m 37s|
|16||Richard Briddon||Edryd Evans||Toyota Starlet||3F 28m 46s|
|17||Robert Wilson||Dylan Jenkins||Peugeot 205 GTi||3F 29m 50s|
|18||Richard James||Eurig Davies||Vauxhall Chevette||3F 30m 53s|
|19||Owen Llwyd Edwards||Dorian Davies||Vauxhall Astra||4F 20m 38s|
|20||Daniel Jones||Paul Jenkins||Ford Escort||4F 32m 00s|
|21||Colin Thomas||David Prout||Nissan Cherry||4F 69m 18s|
|22||Toby Adam||Mark Appleton||Ford Escort||5F 09m 14s|
|23||Keith Collier||Martin Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||6F 30m 11s|
|24||Andrew Thomas||Alan James||Peugeot 205 GTi||7F 64m 32s|
|25||Doreen Davies||Anthony Davies||Ford Escort||10F 24m 45s|
|26||Ieuan Reeves||Philip Evans||Ford Escort||36F 39m 26s|
CLASS 3 RESULTS - Not eligible for overall positions due to shorter route
|1||Lee Hayward||Mark Hamilton||Ford Escort||1F 26m 09s|
|2||Jeremy Davies||Daniel Maclachlan||Vauxhall Nova||1F 32m 07s|
|3||Robert James||Aled Johnson||Rover Metro GTi||2F 38m 43s|
|4||Geraint Rhys Davies||Steffan Evans||Peugeot 205||4F 70m 23s|
|5||Julian Smith||Chris Short||Toyota Corolla||5F 51m 50s|
|6||Gareth Williams||Owen Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||5F 51m 36s|
|7||David Jones||Glyn Price||Peugeot 205 GTi||6F 54m 36s|
|8||Hefin Jones||Llinos Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||7F 54m 36s|
|9||Wayne James||Chris Sinclair James||Peugeot 205 GTi||7F 58m 14s|
|10||Hefin Owen||Gethin Morgan||Peugeot 205 GTi||9F 42m 36s|
|11||Euros Evans||Emyr Evans||Ford Sierra||10F 81m 40s|
|12||Kevin Evans||Owen Thomas||Vauxhall Nova||17F 56m 18s|
|13||Geoff Williams||Stuart Oulten||Vauxhall Nova||18F 73m 33s|
|14||Clive Mortimer||Stafford Morgan||Opel Manta||19F 74m 30s|
|15||Carwyn Davies||Gary Davies||Vauxhall Astra||20F 55m 42s|
|16||Jonathan Harrison||Jonathan Jones||Toyota Starlet||27F 64m 34s|
|17||Alan Cole||Euros Lloyd||Ford Escort||34F 81m 09s|
|18||Christopher Williams||Brian Eccleston||VW Polo||39F 45m 07s|
|19||Brian Morgan||Ruth Morgan||Ford Escort||45F 98m 38s|