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Clerk of the Course: Gareth Thomas
Stages: 11 (45 Stage Miles)
Venue: Epynt, Crychan & Halfway
Winners: Wynne Pickersgill/Shaun O’Gorman (Subaru Impreza)
Wynne Pickersgill/Shaun O'Gorman made a good start to their 2001 season by taking victory in their Subaru Impreza on the Red Kite Stages. However, having fought a tight battle with daylong leaders Graham Middleton/John Morgan, they left it until the last of the event's eleven stages to take the lead.
The Amman & District MC rally was a new event on the Welsh calendar and used the gravel tracks on the Epynt Ranges and the army-owned sections of Halfway and Crychan Forests.
The rally was well received by competitors with a high standard of organisation, smooth roads and a compact route.
After seven stages Middleton/Morgan had managed to eek out a 17 second lead in their Hyundai Kit Car, however Pickersgill/O'Gorman then took fastest times on the remaining four stages to come home six seconds clear.
Robert Swann/Ken Bowman were the only crew to match the leaders' pace, but were principally using the rally as a test session in preparation for an assault on the BTRDA Production Cup. After a morning of trying out different suspension settings on their Mitsubishi Lancer they finished the rally in third place.
Paul Alexander/Mike Panes entered the event as a shake down for the following month's Wyedean and were justly pleased to bring their Peugeot 106 into fourth place at the Finish.
Julian Reynolds/Ieaun Thomas had held fourth in their Honda Civic with one stage to go, but an off on the final test cost them a minute and a place.
The over 2000cc class was taken by the Escort of Martin Kenny/Steve Quine, who survived a spin on Stage Six , to come home eleventh overall.
Meanwhile the Under 1300cc award fell to Gary Barlow/Alex Reynolds, who were getting acquainted with their newly acquired Astra prior to competing in that season's Formula First series.
Geraint Mills/Johnny 'Tad' Evans were debuting their newly acquired Ford Sapphire Cosworth. Unfortunately their rally ended in a ditch on Stage Two in Halfway.
Mandy Roberts/Cliff Simmons broke a timing belt on their Peugeot 106 on Stage Six. That stage also the demise of Michael Jones/Ian Harrop, who went off the road at the flying finish of the stage, while Ed Lloyd/Ian Moseley crashed their TR8 on the penultimate stage.
Ben Briant had Blue Peter presenter Connie Huq as co-driver in his Astra, she was collecting signatures for a license upgrade in preparation for an attempt on the Swedish Rally. A very steady run saw them finish 27th and last, but this meant that the vital signature was collected from the C-of-C.
|1||Wynne Pickersgill||Shaun O'Gorman||Subaru Impreza||51m 05s|
|2||Graham Middleton||John Morgan||Hyundai Kit Car||51m 11s|
|3||Robert Swann||Ken Bowman||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo3||51m 53s|
|4||Paul Alexander||Mike Panes||Peugeot 106 GTi||53m 16s|
|5||Julian Reynolds||Ieuan Thomas||Honda Civic||53m 26s|
|6||Peter Beards||Guy Weaver||Vauxhall Astra||53m 54s|
|7||Gareth Lloyd||David Jones||Ford Escort||54m 06s|
|8||Rhidian Jones||Matthew Picton||Subaru Impreza||54m 16s|
|9||Wyn Hughes||Paul Jenkins||Toyota Starlet||54m 43s|
|10||Craig Middleton||Nathan Parry||Hyundai Kit Car||54m 56s|
|11||Martin Kenny||Steve Quine||Ford Escort||55m 34s|
|12||Darran Powell||Gareth Shell||Ford Escort||56m 45s|
|13||Duncan Williams||Mark Freeman||Peugeot 106||57m 33s|
|14||Trev Baynham||Jon Roberts||Ford Escort||58m 05s|
|15||Gary Barlow||Alex Reynolds||Vauxhall Astra||58m 22s|
|16||Alun Evans||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||59m 20s|
|17||Graham Davies||Gary Powell||Talbot Sunbeam||59m 32s|
|18||Martin Mansell||Tony Phillips||Ford Escort||1h 00m 00s|
|19||Polly Patti||Dylan Jenkins||Ford Escort||1h 00m 06s|
|20||Bill Robertson||Dave Taylor||Ford Escort Mexico||1h 02m 01s|
|21||Danny Kent||Rebecca Higgins||Peugeot 106||1h 02m 19s|
|22||T J Crosbie||Bob Kelly||Peugeot 106||1h 02m 45s|
|23||Andrew Lawson||Dale Chappel||Ford Escort||1h 02m 53s|
|24||Gareth Bevan||Neil Bevan||Daihatsu Cuore||1h 02m 59s|
|25||John Evans||Chris Long||Ford Escort||1h 04m 05s|
|26||Paul Lomas||David Bryons||Ford Escort||1h 04m 08s|
|27||Ben Briant||Konnie Huq||Vauxhall Astra||1h 08m 51s|