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Clerk of the Course: Eilir Jones
Route: 130 Miles
Winners: Lee Mathews/Gari Mathews (Seat Ibiza)
Despite it being a closed to club event, Caernarvonshire & Anglesey MC's Palferman Rally attracted a capacity 60 car entry. Competitors faced a 130 mile route entirely on the island of Anglesey.
The rally started from the Gaerwen Smithfield Market. A majority of the event was made up of a loop taking in most of the south of the island, with a final burst across to the finish near Benllech.
The rally was dominated by the Seat Ibiza of Lee Matthews/Gari Matthews; they were thirty seconds faster than any other crew over the decisive section around Llanedwen and then were the only competitors to clean the test that used Bwlch-gwyn Quarry, the latter being the brothers' home territory. They finished ninety seconds clear of the field.
There was a tight battle for the runner up spot, with the first time pairing of Eifion Thomos/Carwyn Evans just beating Howard Price/Carl Williamson by six seconds, the crews being split by their times on the opening regularity section. Dewi John/Michael Evans took fourth, a further five seconds down.
Noel Hughes/Gwawr Hughes had upgraded from their familiar Saab 96 to an Escort RS2000, however the result was the same, they finished in fifth, the same position as they had acheived on the previous running of the Palferman. Elfed Williams/Baz Green finished seventh and took the Under 1400ss Award in their Peugeot 106.
Thirty-seven crews made it to the Finish, the highest attrition rate being amongst the Expert class, with ten of the twenty-two starters in that category retiring. Amongst these were; Ian Jones/Alan Jones (damaged exhaust after an off), Endaf Davies/Brian Glass (broken petrol pipe on the opening section), Huw Myfur/Merfyn Hughes (navigator sickness), Dewi Williams/Iestyn Williams (head gasket), John Baines/Heddwyn Jones (broken rear shock) and Gareth Edwards/Rhys Jones (broken exhaust).
The Semi-Expert class was won by Endaf Wilson/Barry Griffiths, they finished eleventh overall. They had the oil warning light flickering on during the first half but a replenishment of lubricant for their Peugeot 205 at the petrol halt curied the problem and they finished three minutes clear of their nearest class rival. Roger Powley/John Smith had started well but were slowed as the head gasket on their Corolla started to fail, they eventually finished in sixteenth place.
The wife and husband team of Rhonwen Hardy/Jason Hardy won the Novice Class award, finishing in a magnigicent tenth place overall, higher than the leading Semi-Expert and almost ten minutes clear of second novices Rhys Roberts/Dafydd Roberts.
The Palferman was well received by competitors, particular praise was given to the route, which used a number of whites, none of which were particularly rough.
|1||Lee Matthews||Gari Matthews||Seat Ibiza||4m 34s|
|2||Eifion Thomas||Carwyn Evans||Peugeot 205 GTi||6m 03s|
|3||Howard Price||Carl Williamson||Toyota Corolla||6m 09s|
|4||Dewi John||Michael Evans||Peugeot 205 GTi||6m 14s|
|5||Noel Hughes||Gwawr Hughes||Ford Escort RS2000||7m 04s|
|6||Elfed Williams||Baz Green||Peugeot 106||8m 31s|
|7||Carwyn Edwards||Aled Pennant||Mini 1275||9m 25s|
|8||Emyr Jones||Stephen Roberts||Toyota Corolla||12m 23s|
|9||Eurig Thomas||Rhun Ellis||Toyota Corolla||13m 57s|
|10||Rhonwen Hardy||Jason Hardy||Ford Escort||16m 01s|
|11||Endaf Wilson||Barry Griffiths||Peugeot 205 GTi||20m 04s|
|12||Phil Williams||Gwyn Jones||Ford Escort||23m 38s|
|13||Rhys Roberts||Dafydd Roberts||Vauxhall Nova||25m 14s|
|14||Nick Banks||Reg Gradden||Citroen ZX||25m 47s|
|15||Steve Williams||Geoff Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||26m 43s|
|16||Roger Powley||John Smith||Toyota Corolla||29m 09s|
|17||Peter Feucht||Elwyn Pritchard||Lada Riva||31m 00s|
|18||Nick Johnson||Rob Hopewell||Ford Escort||34m 15s|
|19||David Williams||Andrew Singleton||Vauxhall Astra||1F 18m 42s|
|20||Danny Postlewaite||Neil Postlewaite||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 19m 09s|
|21||Iwan Griffiths||David Roberts||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 24m 39s|
|22||Sion Thomas||Gruff Parry||Peugeot 309 GTi||1F 26m 16s|
|23||Keith Gush||Lynn Gush||Vauxhall Nova GTE||1F 37m 17s|
|24||Chris Atkinson||Alun Davies||Ford Escort||1F 39m 03s|
|25||Wyn Williams||Bethan Roberts||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 44m 54s|
|26||Trystan Bevan||Arwel Jones||Peugeot 106||2F 15m 32s|
|27||Steve Barrett||John Dyke||Peugeot 205 GTi||2F 27m 39s|
|28||John Jones||Will Lynes||Ford Escort||3F 26m 39s|
|29||Gwyn Davies||Nigel Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||4F 30m 39s|
|30||Alan Roberts||Paul Jones||Ford Escort||5F 20m 12s|
|31||Gavin Edwards||Ifan Rowlands||Ford Fiesta||7F 48m 20s|
|32||Mark Jones||Dilwyn Jones||Vauxhall Astra||7F 36m 30s|
|33||Tracy Bolton||Gary Roberts||Ford Escort||10F 14m 27s|
|34||Eifion Jones||Hugh Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||10F 20m 08s|
|35||Eric Roberts||Wyn Lloyd||Ford Escort||13F 38m 41s|
|36||Kevin Thompson||Keith Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||20F 29m 20s|
|37||Alwyn Davies||Andrew Carlisle||Peugeot 205 GTi||27F 16m 40s|