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Rali Cilwendeg 2000

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Teifi Valley Motor Club

4th/5th November 2000

Clerk of the Course: Aled Jones & Dylan Evans

Route: 110 Miles

Maps: 145

Starters: 75

Winners: Toby Adam/Byron Jones (Ford Escort)

Toby Adam had revenge for his defeat on the previous weekend's Malky Rally by taking a commanding victory on the Cilwendeg Rally. Adam, partnered by Byron Jones, took the lead on the second section of the classic West Wales road rally and came home 45 seconds clear of the opposition.

Rali Cilwendeg 2000
Winners: Toby Adam/Byron Jones (Ford Escort)

As ever Teifi Valley MC had an oversubscribed entry for Newcastle Emlyn based rally, with 75 crews taking the start. They faced a demanding 110 mile route, although the lanes were drier than would have been expected given the previous week's weather. However several fords were used and these caused problems for a number of crews.

Hefin George/Dilwyn John were fastest over the first section in their Nissan Sunny GTi-R but retired almost immediately afterwards when they suffered a puncture and had the wheel studs shear off.

Adam/Jones thus took over the lead which they were never to lose. The Cilwendeg was the crew's fifth outing together, a partnership that had netted a remarkable four wins and one second place.

Second place fell to John 'Mark One' Thomas/Eurig Evans to make it a Mark One Escort 1-2. The 1999 winners, Martyn O'Connor/Peter Collins, continued their good run of results and came in third.

Rali Cilwendeg 2000

Tony Davies/Ieaun Thomas had a problematic night, reporting a number of minor offs, a loose exhaust and a persistent misfire and so were pleased to finish as high as fourth.

Malky winner Gary Jones, with Andy Oakes on the maps for the Cilwendeg, had a disappointing outing, picking up two fails and with time penalties fifteen minutes greater than the winners.

Alun Gaunt, making a return to road rallying and partnered by Carl Williamson, finished eighth, a position they should have bettered but for picking up large penalties for booking into a regularity time control early.

Ceri Richards/Nigel Nelson had a short rally, retiring after breaking their Escort's suspension on the first white of the night. Arwyn Thomas/Andy Bowen got only a little further, becoming victims of one of the deep fords on the route. Other early retirements were Clive Greaves/Hywel Greaves (broken throttle pedal), Gareth Evans/Gwynfor Jones (broken exhaust) and Takashi Takeuchi/Zip Zerihan (flooded engine)

Huw Evans/Patrick Walsh were holding fifth place at Petrol before disappearing from the event early in the second half.

The Semi-Expert Class was won by the Toyota Starlet of Richard Briddon/Edryd Evans, they were five minutes clear of Andrew Williams/Wyn Davies, with Dalis Ifans/Aled Richards a further 30 seconds down.

Richard Jones/Dylan Davies won the Novice Class, with Car 75, the final starter, Mike Lewis/Jason Murphy in second. The Standard Production Award was won by the Astra of Owen Llwyd Edwards/Dorian Davies.


Pos Driver Navigator Car Penalty
1 Toby Adam Byron Jones Ford Escort 4m 26s
2 John 'Mark One' Thomas Eurig Evans Ford Escort 5m 09s
3 Martyn O'Connor Peter Collins Vauxhall Astra GTE 5m 59s
4 Tony Davies Ieuan Thomas Toyota Corolla 7m 51s
5 Wayne Evans Nick Darkin Ford Escort 8m 01s
6 Gary Evans Dave Pitchford Ford Escort 9m 35s
7 Dafydd Williams John Hands Talbot Sunbeam 10m 27s
8 Alan Gaunt Carl Williamson Subaru Legacy 10m 35s
9 Brian Jones Emyr Jones Ford Escort 11m 03s
10 Paul Evans Rob Duke Toyota Corolla 11m 59s
1 Richard Briddon Edryd Evans Toyota Starlet 16m 17s
2 Andrew Williams Wyn Davies Vauxhall Astra 21m 20s
3 Dalis Ifans Aled Richards VauxhalL Astra 21m 56s
1 Richard Jones Dylan Davies Peugeot 205 21m 49s
2 Mike Lewis Jason Murphy Ford Fiesta XR2 36m 18s
3 Steven Burton Nigel Smith Vauxhall Nova 48m 42s