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Clerk of the Course: Denis Cardell & Ken Owen
Route: 200 Miles
Maps: 146 147 & 160
Winners: Gerwyn Jones/Ceri Davies (Ford Escort)
Gerwyn Jones/Ceri Davies have always performed well on road rallies which use the Epynt Ranges and this form continued when they took their Ford Escort to an outright win on the Gremlin Rally.
The Brecon MC event opened with a regularity section before taking crews onto the Ranges for the first of two visits. This was followed by a run over Abergewsyn, with a return to Epynt for the final sections.
The Gremlin comprised three rallies, a modern event which was the third round of the Welsh Championship, a Post-Historic and an Historic rally. Thus a bumper entry of 102 cars started from the Brecon Leisure Centre, with 55 making it through the 200 mile route to return there in the morning.
Despite the length of the rally Jones/Davies dropped just 1.03 and all these penalties were picked up on the opening regularity section. Similarly the runners up and winners of the historic rally Peter Valentine/Michael Valentine cleaned the standard sections and so were just 33 seconds behind the winners at the Finish. Pete Johnson/Andy Berry took third in their Astra, while Mike East/Andy Juniper were fourth in a Peugeot 205.
The organisers had placed a sting in the tail by putting a tricky approach to TC41, only twelve crews got the correct route and avoided a 30 minute penalty for a wrong approach. Toby Adam/Andrew Card, Phil Stroud/Dave Harris and Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford all missed out on top five finishes because of the error. Stroud/Harris had the consolation of being the first Post-Historic crew home in Mark One Escort RS.
Welsh Championship leaders Huw Evans/Patrick Walsh were another crew to fall foul of TC41; they also dropped a further three minutes when they picked up a puncture on Abergwesyn. However their eventual thirteenth place was enough for them to retain their series lead.
Jason Stone/Paul Holmberg strengthen their respective championship positions as they were the second registered competitors home in fifth place. Rali Gogledd winners Howard Price/Carl Williamson spent eight minutes searching for the correct way into TC41, their persistence being rewarded with sixth place.
Brynli Thomas/Gareth Price retired their Escort after damaging the propshaft on a heavy landing, while Paul Edward/Nick Bloxham withdrew after damaging the sump on their Maestro.
Ceri Richards/Aled Jones suffered gearbox problems on their Escort from the first run over Epynt to the Finish; they ran with just first, second and fifth for most of the night.
Nick Broadway/Andy Oakes put their Escort Mark Six into a ditch and a similar fate befell the Merecedes 280 SL of Ian Crammond/Peter Ward. Wayne Elliot/Nigel Nelson broke a strut on their Toyota Celica GT4.
The first Semi-Experts home in the modern rally were Len Giles/Tim Jones, while the corresponding category in the historic event was taken by the Volvo PV444 of Wesley Massam/Bernard Northmore.
The two Novice categories were won by Ashley Morris/Michael Hardwick (Modern) and Andi Crellin/Mark Kelly (Historic). The Under 1300cc Award went to the VW Polo of Steve Rogers/Paul Jones, who were fifteenth overall.
|1||Gerwyn Jones||Ceri Davies||Ford Escort||1m 03s|
|2||Peter Valentine||Mick Valentine||Mini Cooper S||1m 36s|
|3||Pete Johnson||Andy Berry||Vauxhall Astra||3m 44s|
|4||Mike East||Andy Juniper||Peugeot 205 GTi||9m 40s|
|5||Jason Stone||Paul Holmberg||Peugeot 205 GTi||11m 35s|
|6||Howard Price||Carl Williamson||Toyota Corolla||12m 09s|
|7||Peter Horsburgh||Graham Carter||Mini Cooper S||14m 00s|
|8||Dick Appleton||Andy Gibson||Mini Cooper S||21m 26s|
|9||Peter Baker||Lee Vincent||Lancia Fulvia||28m 44s|
|10||Toby Adam||Andrew Card||Ford Escort||32m 46s|
|11||Phil Stroud||Dave Harris||Ford Escort RS||33m 55s|
|12||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||35m 04s|
|13||Huw Evans||Patrick Walsh||Ford Escort||35m 31s|
|14||Mark Harris||Neil Bevan||Peugeot 205 GTi||36m 15s|
|15||Steve Rogers||Paul Jones||VW Polo GTi||37m 16s|
|16||Dennis Quinn||Rob Richardson||Ford Escort||37m 48s|
|17||Len Giles||Tim Jones||Ford Escort||44m 24s|
|18||Jerry Jones||Ian Cooke||Mini Clubman||46m 09s|
|19||Robert Wilson||Dylan Jenkins||Peugeot 205 GTi||47m 20s|
|20||Chris Smith-Bowen||Ian Perry||Ford Escort RS2000||48m 11s|
|21||Ceri Richards||Aled Jones||Ford Escort RS2000||50m 27s|
|22||Ashley Morris||Michael Hardwick||Peugeot 205 GTi||51m 40s|
|23||Peter Noad||Peter Cox||Audi 80 GT||54m 31s|
|24||Hefin George||Dilwyn John||Nissan Sunny GTi-R||57m 49s|
|25||Mark Robinson||Steve Roderick||Toyota Corolla||58m 00s|
|26||Wesley Massam||Bernard Northmore||Volvo PV444||58m 34s|
|27||Alwyn Arrowsmith||Clive Meredith||Ford Escort RS1600||1h 04m 41s|
|28||Chris Jenkins||Kevin Chaffey||Mini||1h 06m 21s|
|29||Islwyn Watkins||Cliff Jones||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1h 10m 07s|
|30||Garry Preston||Mike Sones||Mini 1275 GT||1h 15m 03s|
|31||Paul Webb||Paul Morris||Vauxhall Astra||1h 15m 20s|
|32||Christine Prynne||Doody Farmer||Peugeot 205 GTi||1h 22m 50s|
|33||Alun Probert||Martyn Evans||Ford Sierra||1h 25m 57s|
|34||Alan Lewis||Huw Davies||Nissan Micra||1h 45m 54s|
|35||Wayne Palmer||Martin Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||1h 56m 46s|
|36||Mark Williams||Nathan Parry||Peugeot 205 GTi||2h 00m 04s|
|37||Paul Tod||Erik West||VW Golf GTi||2h 13m 52s|
|38||Darren Morris||Alec Morris||Ford Escort||2h 21m 27s|
|39||David Jones||Glyn Price||Peugeot 205 GTi||2h 22m 52s|
|40||Alun Davies||Anthony Davies||Ford Sierra||2h 33m 45s|
|41||Mike Morgan||Justin Davies||Suzuki Swift GTi||2h 36m 41s|
|42||Keith Wilson||Dave Cooper||Volvo PV544||2h 47m 39s|
|43||Andrew Williams||Wyn Davies||Vauxhall Astra GTE||2h 52m 58s|
|44||John Larkin||David Holms||Mini Cooper S||2h 55m 09s|
|45||Geoff Rogers||David York||Sunbeam Rapier||3h 26m 08s|
|46||Lee Heywood||Mark Hamilton||Ford Escort||3h 29m 14s|
|47||Nathan Watkins||Colin Crocket||Peugeot 309||3h 41m 37s|
|48||Jonathan Harrison||Jonathan Jones||Toyota Starlet||4h 02m 35s|
|49||Tony Brooks||Ian Young||Saab Sonnett V4||4h 25m 48s|
|50||David Wilmer||Mark Powell||Ford Escort RS1600||4h 46m 26s|
|51||Brian Cope||Colin Francis||Mini Cooper S||6h 08m 07s|
|52||Steve Powell||Dan Holley||Austin Healey Sprite||11h 09m 02s|
|53||Neol Hughes||Gwawr Hughes||Saab 96 V4||11h 17m 42s|
|54||Andi Crellin||Mark Kelly||Volvo PV544||11h 33m 36s|
|55||Allan Alford||Ted Williams||Ford Fiesta||16h 23m 56s|