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Dafydd Richards Memorial Rali Dyffryn Aeron

Sponsored by Brodyr James Coaches

Lampeter & District Motor Club

10th/11th October 1998

Clerk of the Course: Dafydd 'Budgie' Williams

Route: 140 Miles

Maps: 146

Starters: 60

Winners: Wyn Thomas/John Hands (Ford Escort)

Wyn Thomas/John Hands made the best of local knowledge when they won the Rali Dyffryn Aeron, they ended the night with a victory margin of over a minute.

However the sensation of the Lampeter MC run event was the second place achieved by the showroom standard Ford Ka of Clive Williams/Patrick Walsh, this being the latest in a series of outstanding results achieved by the crew in small engined road cars.

Keith Daniels/Aneurin James were third but could have been higher if their Nova's engine hadn't cut out twice on one of the decisive sections.

A number of potential winners disappeared before the halfway halt; Wayne Pickersgill/Shaun O'Gorman withdrew after picking up a fail at PC3, Tony Davies/Ieaun Thomas suffered a broken throttle cable on their Avenger, Mike Evans/Alan Hands' Escort collided with a cattle trough and Clive Greves/Rob Duke retired when their Chevette's altenator failed.

The Semi-Expert award was won by Richard Briddon/Edryd Evans, who brought their Toyota Starlet into ninth place overall, just ahead of their nearest class rivals Mark Daniels/Mark Howell. The first Novice crew home were Mike Rowlands/John Rees who were 30th in a two-litre Escort. Of the capacity 60 car entry, 37 made it to the Finish.


Pos Driver Navigator Car Penalty
1 Wyn Thomas John Hands Ford Escort 2m 43s
2 Clive Williams Patrick Walsh Ford Ka 4m 09s
3 Keith Daniels Aneurin James Vauxhall Nova 4m 22s
4 Paul Evans Dorian Evans Ford Escort 5m 04s
5 Arwyn Thomas Andy Bowen Ford Escort 5m 19s
6 Dave Boucher Gwynfor Jones Ford Escort 5m 25s
7 John Evans Peter Collins Talbot Avenger 5m 49s
8 Adrian Davies Marc Jones Ford Escort 5m 50s
9 Richard Briddon Edryd Evans Toyota Starlet 5m 50s
10 Mark Daniels Mark Howells Ford Escort 6m 45s