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Clerk of the Course: Eurig Evans & Dyfan Davies
Route: 130 Miles
Winners: Martyn O'Connor/Peter Collins (Vauxhall Astra GTE)
Martyn O'Connor/Peter Collins took a well deserved victory on the Cilwendeg Rally; they produced a faultless performance as their numerous rivals made errors or hit misfortune.
Teifi Valley MC followed the longstanding format for the Cilwendeg - a tight route centred on Newcastle Emlyn. A large number of three-metre controls added to the test facing the 75 starters. These Not-As-Map controls were to claim a number of high profile victims during the night.
By the petrol halt there were only eleven crews who were free of fails. Two controls, in particular, had caught out competitors. By that point Gareth Lloyd/Ryland James and Gary Davies/Dorian Evans had withdrawn after picking up fails.
Top seeds Gwyndaf Lloyd/John Hands were out with a holed radiator on their Escort and Mark Williams/Rob Richardson were sidelined by ignition problems.
Up front the pace was being set by Arwyn Thomas/Andy Bowen. They'd established a lead on the first section and their pace meant that approaching the end of the penutlimate section they seemed to be cruising to a win. Unfortunately they slid off the road on a white and the fifteen minutes lost in this incident dropped them to seventh at the Finish.
The lead was then briefly taken by Tony Davies/Aled Davies, but they picked up a fail at PC61. This was at 315½262½, with an approach of SW, the correct route being through the farm; Davies/Davies approached straight down the yellow. A protest on the matter was taken to the Stewards, but the penalty stood. They had to make do with the Standard Production Award as consolation.
Gareth Evans/Mark Lloyd had been holding second before being excluded with a noisy exhaust and Ceri Richards/Aled Jones were going well in third when their Escort suffered a halfshaft failure. Neil Griffiths/Carl Williamson, Toby Adam/Pat Gadsby and Gareth Jones/Andy Oakes were further leading crews to pick up fails at three metre controls.
The result of all this mayhem was that O'Connor/Collins came home almost a minute clear of Dennis Quinn/Andrew Thomson, who were making a rare non-championship appearance.
The leading Semi-Experts were Dewi Williams/Eilir Jones who were eighth overall and the last crew to be fail free. Robert Rees/Ann Rees were the fastest Class 2 crew but were yet another victim of the tricky controls.
Although covering the same route as the other classes, but due to them receiving simpler navigation, Class 3 competitors weren't eligible for overall awards. The category was won by the Escort of Julian Thomas/Peter James (Ford Escort).
|1||Martyn O'Connor||Peter Collins||Vauxhall Astra GTE||5m 36s|
|2||Dennis Quinn||Andrew Thomson||Ford Escort||6m 17s|
|3||Alan Gaunt||Phil Clarke||Peugeot 205 GTi||9m 24s|
|4||Huw Davies||Gwynfor Jones||Ford Escort||10m 32s|
|5||Owain Beaman||Nigel Nelson||Peugeot 205 GTi||12m 57s|
|6||Nigel Davies||Karen Davies||Ford Escort||15m 01s|
|7||Arwyn Thomas||Andy Bowen||Ford Escort||15m 53s|
|8||Dewi Williams||Eilir Jones||Vauxhall Nova||52m 47s|
|9||Tony Davies||Aled Davies||VW Golf GTi||1F 4m 14s|
|10||Neil Griffiths||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||1F 11m 30s|
|11||Hefin George||Dilwyn John||Mazda 323T 4WD||1F 11m 51s|
|12||Julian Jones||Ieuan Thomas||Toyota Corolla||1F 14m 01s|
|13||Aled Davies||Clive Selby||Ford Escort||1F 15m 26s|
|14||Kevin Morgan||Iestyn Leyshon||Ford Escort Van||1F 16m 20s|
|15||Robert Rees||Ann Rees||Ford Escort||1F 18m 52s|
|16||Andrew Thomas||Afan Thomas||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 31m 17s|
|17||Gary Jones||Andy Oakes||Toyota Corolla||2F 9m 53s|
|18||Paul Evans||Patrick Walsh||Toyota Corolla||2F 10m 25s|
|19||Wayne Morris||Dave Pitchford||Ford Escort||2F 14m 31s|
|20||Andrew Lewis||David Howells||Ford Escort||2F 14m 57s|
|21||Toby Adam||Pat Gadsby||Ford Escort||2F 15m 39s|
|22||John Morgan||Cris Jones||Citroen Saxo||2F 18m 32s|
|23||Mark Harris||Neil Bevan||Ford Escort||2F 26m 21s|
|24||Michael Pedley||Paul Griffin||Ford Escort||2F 27m 08s|
|25||Darren Jones||Darren Miles||Ford Escort||2F 35m 53s|
|26||Aled James||Philip Griffiths||Ford Escort||2F 38m 35s|
|27||Harry Bibby||Jon Stobbs||Talbot Sunbeam||3F 14m 49s|
|28||Clive Greves||Rob Duke||Vauxhall Chevette||3F 19m 47s|
|29||Nick Abbott||Mark Andrew||Ford Escort||3F 20m 18s|
|30||Manfred Kampschulte||Paul Jenkins||Vauxhall Astra||3F 28m 47s|
|31||Malcolm Walters||Alan Ginn||Ford Escort||3F 47m 39s|
|32||Mark Owen||Andy Morgan||Ford Escort Mk3||4F 15m 57s|
|33||Ian Caddy||Alan Thomas||Ford Escort||4F 29m 59s|
|34||Owen Llwyd Edwards||Dorian Davies||Ford Sierra||5F 24m 44s|
|35||Doreen Davies||Hywel Greves||Ford Escort||8F 34m 16s|
|36||Christopher Rose||Darren Morris||Ford Fiesta XR2||8F 36m 15s|
|37||Wynne Pickersgill||Shaun O'Gorman||Ford Escort||13F 26m 55s|
|38||Richard Vaughan||M Rogers||Ford Escort||19F 37m 02s|
|39||Andrew Thomas||Elgan Davies||Peugeot 205 GTi||29F 30m 01s|
|40||Geoff Williams||Paul Randerson||Vauxhall Nova||67F 30m 18s|
CLASS 3 RESULTS - Not eligible for overall positions due to simpler route instructons
|1||Julian Thomas||Peter James||Ford Escort||1F 47m 46s|
|2||Andrew Bowen||Robert Fearn||Vauxhall Cavalier SRi||3F 47m 36s|
|3||Neil Reed||Barry Davies||Ford Escort||4F 57m 28s|
|4||Barry Phillips||Clive Phillips||Ford Escort||6F 30m 03s|
|5||Geraint Evans||Ian Evans||Ford Escort||8F 50m 41s|
|6||Paul Edwards||Andrew Rees||Peugeot 205 GTi||11F 48m 46s|
|7||Dai Hands||Richard Davies||Ford Escort||15F 47m 40s|
|8||Andrew Davies||Davies||Ford Fiesta||24F 54m 53s|
|9||Richard Jones||Dylan Davies||Ford Capri||26F 46m 51s|
|10||Davies||Davies||Ford Escort||32F 94m 02s|
|11||Randall||Mick Wilcox||Ford Escort RS2000||42F 30m 46s|