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Clerk of the Course: Michael Evans
Route: 150 Miles
Winners: Steven Roberts/Darren Garrod (Ford Escort)
Steven Roberts made it three wins in five years on the Express Motors Commercials Rali Llyn, partnered by Darren Garrod, he took a narrow win from top seeds Ian Jones/Alan Williams.
The Harelch and District MC event is highly popular locally with home crews making up a majority of the entry. Once again this year the 135 mile route was entirely within the Lleyn Penninsula, taking in a wide anti-clockwise loop finishing near Caernarfon.
Ian Jones/Alan Williams were leading at the halfway point, however the organisers had decided to clamp down on any errors in the copying down of code boards, with a 20 seconds penalty for any incorrect symbol. At the finish Jones/Williams were penalised for two incorrect letters on two separate boards, this cost them 40 seconds and the win. Roberts/Garrod were declared the winners with a winning margin of just 32 seconds.
Third place went to the Corolla of Carwyn Evans/Alan Jôs, another crew who always go well on the Llyn, Jôs having won the event on three previous occasions.
The hired Subaru Impreza of Haydn Davies/Paul Roberts was tying for the lead at the petrol halt, however the car caused a premature end to the rally as it went up in flames and was totally destroyed on the penultimate section. Due to the need to get fire appliances to the scene the rally was halted at that point.
Fourth were the first non-Harlech crew, Dave Jones/Baz Green, who picked up valuable North Western Championship points as most of their rivals gave the rally a miss. However it was a fortunate result; they had damaged their Astra's suspension when they caught a rock on the penultimate section. Their car was so damaged that they cut straight to the Finish only to find that, due to the Impreza fire, the rally had been halted at the control prior to the section on which they had hit trouble.
Michael Pedley/David Pedley were also chasing North Western Championship points but had a difficult event, the rear axle on their Escort Mk2 began to make banging noises from just after the start of the rally. They eventually had to cut to the Finish, but, due to the cancelled sections, were still able to salvage 15th place.
John Leckie/Jon Madoc Jones were another crew to suffer from additional penalties for missed or incorrect letters from code boards. They had two minutes added to their time penalties, this dropped them from sixth to eighth place.
The leading Semi-Experts made it into the top ten with John Robyns/Alan Parry taking ninth place in their Peugeot 205 and Ian Evans/Caren Williams were just one place and five seconds further back in a Vauxhall Cavalier. Merfyn Williams/Derwyn Roberts had been leading the class before they broke a wishbone on their Escort.
More than half the entry was made up of novice crews and the class was won by Peugeot 205 of Danny and Neil Postlewaithe, with Chris Atkinson/Alan Davies (Ford Escort) second, on the driver's first ever rally, and Wyn Williams/Chris Morsley (Peugeot 205) third.
|1||Steven Roberts||Darren Garrod||Ford Escort||2m 44s|
|2||Ian Jones||Alan Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||3m 16s|
|3||Carwyn Evans||Alan Jôs||Toyota Corolla||4m 28s|
|4||Dave Jones||Baz Green||Vauxhall Astra||5m 04s|
|5||Gwynfor Roberts||Stephen Kerr||Peugeot 205 GTi||5m 55s|
|6||Elfed Williams||Owen Dodd||Peugeot 106||6m 12s|
|7||Huw Myfyr Jones||Merfyn Hughes||VW Golf GTi||6m 52s|
|8||John Leckie||Jon Madoc Jones||Subaru Legacy Estate||7m 57s|
|9||John Robyns||Alan Parry||Peugeot 205 GTi||9m 15s|
|10||Ian Evans||Caren Williams||Vauxhall Cavalier||9m 20s|
|11||Mei Jones||Dylan Wyn Jones||Vauxhall Astra||9m 55s|
|12||Elfyn Richards||Daniel Richards||VW Golf GTi||11m 49s|
|13||John Baines||Iolo Jones||Ford Escort RS2000||12m 00s|
|14||Danny Postlethwaite||Neil Postlethwaite||Peugeot 205 GTi||13m 57s|
|15||Michael Pedley||David Pedley||Ford Escort||14m 14s|
|16||Noel Hughes||Gwawr Hughes||Saab 96 V4||15m 35s|
|17||Chris Atkinson||Alan G Davies||Ford Escort||16m 36s|
|18||Aled Roberts||Edgar Jones||VW Golf GTi||18m 08s|
|19||Peter Feucht||Elwyn Pritchard||Lada Riva||22m 16s|
|20||Wyn Williams||Chris Worsley||Peugeot 205||23m 15s|
|21||Neil Thomas||Robin Evans||Peugeot 205 GTi||27m 35s|
|22||Huw Parry||Chris Jones||Mitsubishi Colt||27m 55s|
|23||Nick Johnson||Rob Hopewell||Ford Escort||28m 50s|
|24||Steven J Williams||Geoff Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||29m 22s|
|25||Shaun Buckley||Ian Clapham||Ford Escort||36m 41s|
|26||Rhys Roberts||Geraint Thomas||BL Mini||36m 56s|
|27||Bryn Jones||Robin Jones||Ford Sierra||40m 27s|
|28||Eurig Wyn Thomas||Rhun Ellis||Toyota Corolla||1F 04m 02s|
|29||Dewi Williams||Eilir Jones||Vauxhall Nova||1F 12m 13s|
|30||Mark Williams||Rob Jones||Vauxhall Astra GTE||1F 15m 12s|
|31||Rhonwen Hardy||Jason Hardy||Ford Escort XR3i||1F 19m 15s|
|32||David Atkin||Dewi Jones||Toyota Corolla||1F 21m 16s|
|33||Andrew Matthews||Colin Jones||Ford Fiesta XR2||1F 35m 12s|
|34||Gwyn M Jones||Dylan Minnice||Skoda Felicia||1F 30m 29s|
|35||Lee Rainford||Terry Ledden||Ford Sierra||1F 35m 12s|
|36||Dyfed Morgan||John Evans||Vauxhall Nova||1F 35m 40s|
|37||Dylan Williams||Gavin Thompson||Hillman Avenger||1F 38m 18s|
|38||Lee Evans||Anthony Williams||Vauxhall Nova||1F 42m 05s|
|39||Merfyn Williams||Derwyn Roberts||Vauxhall Astra||2F 06m 05s|
|40||Arwel Williams||Steven Owen||Ford Escort XR3i||2F 33m 45s|
|41||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||2F 35m 12s|
|42||S E Humphreys||Alwyn Jones||Vauxhall Nova||2F 35m 35s|
|43||Ann Baines||Andrew Baines||Vauxhall Nova SR||2F 43m 00s|
|44||Iwan Llyr Jones||Martin Chidley||Ford Sierra||2F 44m 20s|
|45||Meredydd Jones||Bryn Jones||Peugeot 309||3F 25m 01s|
|46||Arwel V Jones||Gareth Brew||Vauxhall Nova||3F 34m 13s|
|47||John Broadhurst||Gareth Williams||Ford Escort||4F 28m 07s|
|48||Robert Jones||Geraint Jones||Peugeot 205||7F 19m 03s|
|49||Darren Preater||Clwyd Davies||Ford Escort||7F 35m 33s|
|50||Stephen Dukes||Keith Jones||Ford Escort XR3i||9F 21m 06s|
|51||Iwan Eddy||Aaron Williams||Vauxhall Nova||11F 45m 49s|