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Clerk of the Course: Ian Williams
Route: 140 Miles
Winners: Ian Jones/Alan Williams (Peugeot 205 GTi)
Having lost victory on the 1999 Rali Llyn on a tie break, Ian Jones/Alan Williams took sweet revenge by taking a clear win on the 2000 event. The Harlech & District MC rally, a round of the North Western Championship, developed into a battle between three local crews.
Jones/Williams dropped only a second over the opening regularity section and this was enough for them to withstand a strong challenge over the rest of the rally from Carwyn Evans/Iestyn Williams. Evans/Williams dropped 24 seconds on the regularity but were only six seconds behind at the Finish.
Steven Roberts/Alan Jôs had won the event for the previous two years but weren't quite able to keep on the pace of the two leaders and could only managed third. They did however have the consolation of being the first North Western Championship crew home.
Perhaps the drive of the rally came from Howard Price/Gareth Price, they finished fourth, the first non-local crew and they might have been higher but for booking into a control early. Another local crew, Haydn Davies/Paul Roberts, completed the top five.
Bryan Glass, teaming up with Welsh Champion Navigator Carl Williamson for the first time, was on the pace all night, but unfortunately their Escort ground to a halt near the end with engine problems. Gerallt Davies/Michael Evans were the only other leading retirement, an engine mounting breaking on their hired Corolla as they tackled Rhiw Mountain.
Dave Jones/Paul Holmberg could only finish ninth after being delayed with a flat spotted tyre on their Sierra, the incident costing them five minutes. Tudor Morris/Gerallt Davies could have been higher than their eventual 12th place but dropped time when Davies had to get out and push start their Escort and when he got strapped back in, he couldn't find the cards. It took five minutes before the cards were found.
The win in the Semi-Expert class was also a battle between local crews with Gwylym Davies/Mona Japheth narrowly beating Elfed Williams/Ian Evans; Davies/Japheth took tenth place overall in the process.
There was a large entry in the Novice class with 31 crews starting, a majority of these being from the Harlech club. The class was eventually won by the two litre Ford Capri of Dylan Evans/Darren Garrod.
A full entry of 70 cars had started the rally, of these 55 made it to the Finish. The event was well received with crews relishing the challenging 140 mile route. The route, thanks to the maze of lanes on the Lleyn Peninsula, never strayed further than 15 miles from the start venue.
|1||Ian Jones||Alan Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||2m 18s|
|2||Carwyn Evans||Iestyn Williams||Toyota Corolla||2m 24s|
|3||Steven Roberts||Alan Jôs||Ford Escort||2m 37s|
|4||Howard Price||Gareth Price||Peugeot 205 GTi||4m 47s|
|5||Haydn Davies||Paul Roberts||Toyota Corolla||4m 55s|
|6||Steve Edwards||Baz Green||Ford Sierra||7m 36s|
|7||John Baines||Heddwyn Jones||Ford Escort||8m 22s|
|8||Andrew Cavender||Stephen Kerr||Peugeot 205 GTi||10m 18s|
|9||Dave Jones||Paul Holmberg||Ford Sierra||10m 27s|
|10||Gwylym Davies||Mona Japheth||Vauxhall Astra||10m 28s|
|11||Elfed Williams||Ian Evans||Toyota Corolla||10m 54s|
|12||Tudor Morris||Gerallt Davies||Ford Escort||11m 55s|
|13||Trystan Bevan||Dylan Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||14m 50s|
|14||Paul Ross||Andy Oakes||Toyota Corolla||14m 55s|
|15||Tony Gush||Arfon Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||15m 36s|
|16||Dylan Evans||Darren Garrod||Ford Capri||15m 49s|
|17||Robin Jones||Gerallt Jones||Ford Escort XR3||17m 04s|
|18||Noel Hughes||Gwawr Hughes||Saab 96 V4||19m 42s|
|19||Jim Paterson||Martin Jones||Subaru XT 4x4||23m 17s|
|20||Alwyn Jones||Paul Owen||Ford Escort||23m 31s|
|21||Brynmor Pierce||Roger Evans||Ford Escort||25m 17s|
|22||Robin Williams||Darren Jones||Ford Ecort||28m 50s|
|23||Dewi Williams||Bryn Jones||Vauxhall Nova||33m 43s|
|24||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||48m 22s|
|25||Michael Jones||Colin Jones||Chrysler Avenger||55m 23s|
|26||Geraint Bowness||Arwel Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 16m 24s|
|27||Andy Rain||Eifion Thomas||Toyota Corolla||1F 27m 08s|
|28||Bleddyn Jones||Iwan ap Llyfnwy||VW Scirocco||1F 27m 18s|
|29||Dewi Williams||Eilir Jones||Vauxhall Nova||1F 27m 49s|
|30||Andrew Dale||Pete Dale||Vauxhall Nova||1F 31m 45s|
|31||Stew Dale||Scot Layton||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1F 35m 42s|
|32||Jason Hardy||Elfyn Richards||VW Golf||2F 12m 52s|
|33||Medwyn Ellis||Keith Jones||Peugeot 309 GTi||2F 46m 04s|
|34||John Arfon Jones||Lee Clark||Peugeot 205 GTi||3F 24m 30s|
|35||John Robyns||Alan Parry||Ford Escort||3F 28m 42s|
|36||Dyfed Owen||Caren Williams||Ford Escort||4F 16m 55s|
|37||Arwel Jones||Alan Adams||Vauxhall Nova||4F 31m 12s|
|38||Robert Midwood||Dewi Jones||Mazda 323||5F 25m 58s|
|39||Gareth Jones||Rob Hopewell||Peugeot 205 GTi||5F 65m 17s|
|40||Richard Suff||Denny Harris||Peugeot 205 GTi||6F 12m 06s|
|41||David Jones||Michael Roberts||Peugeot 205||6F 43m 32s|
|42||Dylan Williams||Richard Roberts||Vauxhall Astra SRi||9F 48m 35s|
|43||Gareth Williams||Martin Chidley||Audi 80 Sport||10F 30m 37s|
|44||Keith Gush||Jennifer Gush||Alfa Romeo 33||13F 72m 15s|
|45||William Roberts||Eifion Jones||Ford Fiesta XR2||15F 44m 02s|
|46||Robert Evans||Adrian Batchelor||Toyota Corolla||22F 63m 37s|
|47||Bryan Glass||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||34F 5m 42s|
|48||Robat Edwards||Derek Jones||Vauxhall Nova||36F 52m 46s|