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Rali Gogledd Cymru 2002

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Rhyl & District Motor Club

23rd/24th February 2002

Clerk of the Course: Paul Jones

Route: 135 Miles

Maps: 116

Starters: 70

Winners: Howard Price/Carl Williamson (Toyota Corolla)

Rali Gogledd Cymru 2002

A fast and consistent pace saw Howard Price/Carl Williamson take the win on the Rali Gogledd Cymru. The Rhyl & District MC event, a round of the North Western Road Rally Championship, used a compact 140 mile route in central North Wales.

Martin Lloyd/Steve Herbert led initially but fell back to take seventh place at the Finish. John Leckie/John Madoc-Jones then took their Subaru Impreza Estate to the front of the field, however a wrong slot soon after the petrol halt meant that they fell to fifth, although they did take the Standard Production Award.

Price/Williamson, competing in their immaculately prepared Corolla, never put a foot wrong all night and they finished over a minute clear of North Western Championship rivals Carl Hawkins/Iain Tullie (Vauxhall Nova). Third to sixth places were covered by just six seconds, the places being taken by Malcolm Acott/Steve Griffiths, Kevin Parry/Gareth Price, Leckie/Madoc-Jones and Stuart Newby/Paul Holmberg.

There were two leading retirements. Michael Pedley/David Pedley withdrew at Petrol with engine maladies on their Escort, while Brian Harrison/Cliff Washbrook put their Escort off the road.

Kev Ikin/Rob Jones struggled with an ill handling Escort throughout the rally, but came home in ninth place. Neil Bye/Stephen Bye finished in 19th after being slowed by navigator illness.

Rali Gogledd Cymru 2002
Winners: Howard Price/Carl Williamson (Toyota Corolla)
Photograph: M&H Photography

The leading Semi-Experts were Medwyn Jones/Brian Stubbs in a Sunbeam and the Novice class was won by Gareth Clarke/Shaun Baker in a Peugeot 309.

Phil Matthews/Ian Murray made the long journey from Aberdeen to North Wales to compete on the Gogledd and made it to the Finish in their Peugeot 309.

The Wessex Motor Club pairing of Paul Swindells/Zip Zerihan also made a trek to the Gogledd, but were less fortunate; they retired their Peugeot 309 before Petrol.


Pos Driver Navigator Car Penalty
1 Howard Price Carl Williamson Toyota Corolla 7m 43s
2 Carl Hawkins Iain Tullie Vauxhall Nova 9m 04s
3 Mal Acott Steve Griffiths Toyota Corolla 9m 22s
4 Kev Parry Gareth Price Toyota Corolla 9m 24s
5 John Leckie John Madoc-Jones Subaru Impreza 9m 27s
6 Stuart Newby Paul Holmberg Subaru Impreza 9m 28s
7 Martin Lloyd Steve Herbert Ford Escort 10m 40s
8 Gary Jones Dave Pitchford Toyota Corolla 10m 46s
9 Kev Ikin Rob Jones Ford Escort 13m 56s
10 Brynli Thomas Roger Evans Ford Escort 14m 51s
11 Simon Cottrell Marcus Watmough Subaru Impreza 17m 45s
12 Medwyn Jones Brian Stubbs Talbot Sunbeam 19m 41s
13 Griff Evans Michael Evans Peugeot 205 GTi 21m 30s
14 Lenny Evans Pete Dales Rover 3500 V8 33m 13s
15 Jim Paterson Keith Davies Subaru RX Turbo 36m 03s
16 Gareth Clarke Shaun Baker Peugeot 209 GTi 37m 16s
17 Andy Phillips Alan Pemberton Audi Quattro 37m 31s
18 Nigel Griffith Gary matthews Vauxhall Nova 38m 50s
19 Neil Bye Stephen Bye Peugeot 205 GTi 41m 51s
20 Shaun Hardy Brynmor Pierce Opel Manta GTE 42m 18s
21 Paul Edwards Keith Gush MG Maestro 43m 46s
22 Peter Gill Dave Kelly Peugeot 205 GTi 44m 57s
23 Alan Williams Barry Jones Vauxhall Nova 44m 58s
24 Andrew Matthews Colin Jones Ford Fiesta 47m 24s
25 Jonathan Bossen Scot Layton Subaru Impreza 1F 10m 34s
26 Nick Banks Reg Gradden Citroen ZX 1F 41m 30s
27 Stephen Wynn Chris Wynn Ford Escort 1F 46m 16s
28 Stephen Prince Colin Cresswell Mini 1F 74m 18s
29 Ian lloyd Adrian Smart Toyota Corolla 2F 17m 39s
30 Shaun Buckley Ian Clapham Ford Escort 3F 44m 10s
31 Paul Constantine Wayne Allen Peugeot 309 GTi 3F 55m 38s
32 Steve Price Lee Wilson Toyota Corolla 4F 51m 05s
33 Phil Matthews Ian Murray Peugeot 309 GTi 4F 67m 04s
34 Tony Watkin Medwyn Evans Vauxhall Nova 9F 84m 51s