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Morning Mist Rally 2002

Sponsored by Archie Moss Ltd

Loughborough Car Club

27th/28th April 2002

Clerk of the Course: John Pickavance

Route: 180 Miles

Maps: 129 140 & 141

Starters: 30

Winners: Guy Robinson/Charlie Wheeldon (Vauxhall Nova)

Morning Mist Rally 2002

Despite drowning out in a ford, Guy Robinson/Charlie Wheeldon managed to win the Morning Mist Road Rally on a tie break.

The Loughborought MC organised rally, an East Midlands Championship round, started from the event's sponsor Archie Moss' Vauxhall dealership at Coalville and finished at Shearsby.

Robinson/Wheeldon had opened up a lead of a minute when their Nova ingested water into its air intake at a ford towards the end of the rally. The car recovered but the time lost meant that they finished on equal penalties with the Impreza of John Haden/Steve Coupland. The matter was resolved by reference to the tie decider clock which were timed to the second. Robinson/Wheeldon had cleaned the critical sections, while Haden/Coupland had dropped 35 seconds.

Top seeds Andy Baker/Lee Burgess were a minute behind in third, while Jamie Turner/Graham Raeburn were a further minute back in fourth.

Ben Williams/Richard Booth were fifth and took the standard production award in their Renault Clio. The leading novices were Adam Gardner/Andy Lewin who were sixth overall and were also the first Loughborough MC crew home. Peter Noad/Peter Cox once again took a Historic category win in their Audi 80.

Three leading crews, Tim Tordoff/Ian Frazer, Stephen Webster/Robert Duck and Owen Turner/Andrew Dadswell were all excluded for give way infringements. Jason Birks/Christopher White managed to invert their Cavalier, an incident that put them out of the event.


Pos Driver Navigator Car Penalty
1 Guy Robinson Charlie Wheeldon Vauxhall Nova 3m 00s
2 John Haden Steve Coupland Subaru Impreza 3m 00s
3 Andy Baker Lee Burgess Peugeot 205 GTi 4m 00s
4 Jamie Turner Graham Raeburn Rover Metro 5m 00s
5 Ben Williams Richard Booth Renault Clio 14m 00s
6 Adam Gardener Andy Lewin Austin Mini 14m 00s
7 Will Malkin Rich Mills VW Passat 14m 00s
8 Keith Astley Jez Pole Vauxhall Astra 18m 00s
9 Graham Nunn Daniel Bint Peugeot 205 GTi 18m 00s
10 Steve Herbert Alex Hoult Ford Escort 21m 00s