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Clerk of the Course: Graham Willcock
Route: 150 Miles
Winners: Steve Webster/Roger Hage (Subaru Impreza)
Steve Webster/Roger Hage (Subaru Impreza) snatched victory from Dan Robinson/Ian Gibbins (Proton Satria) on the very last section of the Ryemoor Trophy Rally.
The Malton MC event, which was highly praised by competitors, used a 150 mile route in North Yorkshire. It was split into three legs; the first contained four standard sections and two regularities. At the end of it Robinson/Gibbins held a one minute lead from Dave Champman/David Taylor (Peugeot 205) from tarmac stage driver Andy Bird, who had Mark Gilmour navigating (Peugeot 309); it was only Gilmour's second event.
Webster/Hage had lost around 90 seconds, due to a plotting error, on the second section and were only in sixth place at the end of the first time card. Terry Martin/Paul Taylor (Peugeot 205) were struggling with a lack of brakes and a cracked sump, which meant that their car was using a lot of oil. Top seeds Stan Featherstone/Mike Ogram (Ford Sierra) had lost three minutes with a wrong slot.
The second leg consisted of four more standard sections, plus a regularity. Robinson/Gibbins still led after it, but Webster/Hage were now in second. Bird/Gilmour were still in third. Featherstone/Ogram had recovered to fourth, while Chapman/Taylor had slipped to fifth.
The final leg included four further standard sections and two regularities. The latter included a mile and a half of forestry plus a ten mile loop of Helmsley Airfield, which was the finale of the event.
Webster/Hage snatched the lead over the Helmsley Airfield section to secure the win and consigning Robinson/Gibbins to the runner up spot and the Expert Class win. Bird/Gilmour maintained their pace to take third place and the Novice Class Award.
Despite their mechanical woes, Martin/Taylor looked to be on track for a top five finish, but an eight minute wrong slot dropped them to twelfth at the Finish.
Malcolm Grisedale/Bob Hargreaves retired their Subaru Coupe after putting it through a hedge. Curly Haigh/Sally Peacock had a short event after their Escort Van got stuck in a field. Dan Willan/Heather Grisedale were also early casualties when they broke a drive shaft.
TOP TWENTY RESULTS
|1||Steve Webster||Roger Hage||Subaru impreza||9m 45s|
|2||Dan Robinson||Ian Gibbins||Seat Ibiza||10m 06s|
|3||Andy Bird||Mark Gilmour||Peugeot 309 GTi||10m 53s|
|4||Steve Featherstone||Mike Ogram||Ford Sierra||13m 01s|
|5||Dave Chapman||David Taylor||Peugeot 205 GTi||13m 59s|
|6||Paul Metcalfe||Stuart Wright||Mini||15m 10s|
|7||Andy Beaumont||Steve Petch||Proton Satria||15m 33s|
|8||Nick Toplis||Mick Fern||Vauxhall Nova||16m 12s|
|9||John Ross||Paul Nelson||Subaru Impreza||18m 29s|
|10||Andy Whittaker||Charlie Tynan||Peugeot 205 GTi||19m 29s|
|11||Alastair Crosby||John Thornton||Peugeot 205 GTi||21m 17s|
|12||Terry Martin||Paul Taylor||Peugeot 205 GTi||21m 57s|
|13||Tony Sims||Gavin Ford||Ford Sierra||22m 00s|
|14||John Cottam||Bill Parkin||Peugeot 205 GTi||22m 24s|
|15||Simon Tate||Richard Wilson||Opel Manta||22m 28s|
|16||Bill Chadwick||Alan Edwards||Peugeot 205 GTi||23m 29s|
|17||Frank Evans||Dan Spittlehouse||Toyota Corolla||26m 03s|
|18||Nichola Hillier||Dave Broadley||Rover Metro||26m 30s|
|19||Chris Dunn||Mark Edwards||Peugeot 205 GTi||31m 53s|
|20||Antony Baren||Ian Beech||Peugeot 205 GTi||33m 29s|