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Clerk of the Course: Charlie Wheeldon
Route: 135 Miles
Winners: Carl Hawkins/Iain Tullie (Vauxhall Nova)
Gearbox problems for their Nova failed to stop Carl Hawkins/Iain Tullie winning Matlock MC’s VK Derbyshire Rally.
The event, a round of five major road rally championships, used a 135 mile route and attracted a capacity 60 car entry to Derbyshire.
Hawkins/Tullie lost second gear about a quarter distance into the rally and then fourth failed just after the petrol halt, however they still came home two minutes clear of the field to take their second win of the year.
Martin Betts/Richard Hage held second place at Petrol but fell back to fifth at the Finish, while John Haden/Steve Coupland, who had been third at the halfway point, retired in the second half when they holed the petrol tank on their Impreza. Bob Marshal/Roger Hage had been fourth but were also on the retirement list when the engine failed on their Corsa.
These events allowed Steve Webster/Lee Burgess to come through to take the runner up spot closing on the leaders as Hawkins/Tullie eased up on the last section.
Mark Whitford/Steve Porter debuted their newly built Escort, which had required an engine change on the night before the rally, and brought it into third place.
Jon Lawson/Chris Pringle had been expected to go well but retired after loosing the sump guard on the first white of the night. Bill Chadwick/Alan Edwards were a late entry, but rolled their Toyota Celica into retirement. Terry Martin/Simon Bentley lost so much time when a hose split on their 205 that they went OTL.
Stew Dale/James Savage won the Novice Class and finished in twelfth place overall, while the Millennium Challenge, which used a slightly shorter route than the main event, was won by James Vincent/Kevin Phipps.
|1||Cark Hawkins||Iain Tullie||Vauxhall Nova||6m 26s|
|2||Steve Webster||Lee Burgess||Subaru Impreza||8m 15s|
|3||Mark Whitford||Steve Porter||Ford Escort RS||8m 22s|
|4||Owen Turner||Graham Raeburn||Hillman Imp||11m 29s|
|5||Martin Betts||Richard Hage||Ford Escort RS||12m 39s|
|6||Simon Gibson||Alan Ogden||Ford Escort RS||13m 57s|
|7||Mark Slatcher||Craig Burgess||Vauxhall Astra GTE||14m 00s|
|8||Nick Toplis||Mick Fern||Vauxhall Nova GTE||14m 04s|
|9||Pete Gabbitass||Andrew Hughes||Toyota Corolla GT||16m 25s|
|10||Dan Robinson||Ian Gibbins||Peugeot 205 GTi||19m 59s|
|11||Paul Wright||Malcolm Barber||Vauxhall Nova||20m 23s|
|12||Stew Dale||James Savage||Ford Sierra 4x4||21m 20s|
|13||Malcolm Grisedale||Bob Hargreaves||Subaru Coupe||23m 20s|
|14||Adrian Green||Paul Hudson||Ford Fiesta XR2||23m 52s|
|15||Iain Scott||Jez Harris||Peugeot 309 GTi||24m 01s|
|16||John Dimbleby||David Dimbleby||Ford Fiesta XR2||27m 06s|
|17||Graham Nunn||Paul Nelson||Peugeot 205 GTi||28m 00s|
|18||Tony Sims||Gavin Ford||Ford Sierra 4x4||34m 04s|
|19||Abe Shenker||Steve Brown||Peugeot 205 GTi||34m 43s|
|20||Frank Evans||Owen Dodd||Toyota Corolla||40m 07s|
|21||Dave Turner||Steve Pashley||Subaru Impreza||40m 42s|
|22||Martyn Armstrong||Richard James||Ford Sierra||42m 40s|
|23||John Stephens||Paul Stephens||Citroen AX||42m 54s|
|24||Bernie Watkins||Adam Roper||Vauxhall Astra GTE||45m 49s|
|25||Adrian Ancliffe||John Chadwick||Ford Escort RS||47m 03s|
|26||Nichola Hillier||Dave Broadley||MG Metro||48m 06s|
|27||James Carter||Jonathan Stockdale||Ford Escort||56m 39s|
|28||Dave Holland||Mark Skellern||Peugeot 205 GTi||59m 08s|
|29||David Williams||Richard Booth||Renault Clio 16v||67m 05s|
|30||Geoff Henman||Sam Collis||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 31m 47s|
|31||Shane Swindells||Simon Cottrell||Peugeot 205 GTi||2F 54m 12s|
|32||Andrew Walker||Dave Blackburn||Vauxhall Astra||3F 75m 01s|
|33||Nigel Wright||Dave McHaffie||Vauxhall Nova GTE||5F 61m 43s|
|34||Peter Gibson||Richard Holdsworth||Peugeot 205 Rallye||7F 64m 43s|
|35||Paul Henman||Richard Henman||Ford Escort||9F 86m 11s|
|36||Simon Taylor||Ian Faulkner||Ford Escort RS2000||9F 118m 36s|
|37||Alan Roberts||Paul Jones||Ford Escort RS2000||11F 134m 12s|
|38||Simon Byard||Glyn Byard||Peugeot 205 GTi||12F 87m 27s|
|39||Simon Tate||Richard Wilson||Opel Manta||12F 88m 08s|
|40||Colin Cresswell||Steve Prince||Fiat Cinquecento||13F 83m 07s|
|1||James Vincent||Kevin Phipps||Peugeot 205 XS||2F 42m 27s|
|2||Christopher Rider||James Godley||Citroen Saxo VTR||2F 78m 44s|
|3||Colin Stephens||Kevan Gresham||Mini||4F 135m 39s|