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Clerk of the Course: Richard Holdsworth
Route: 130 Miles
Maps: 80 81 & 87
Winners: Terry Martin/Paul Taylor (Peugeot 205 GTi)
Terry Martin/Paul Taylor took victory on The Shaw Trophy Rally, an event that was badly affected by the weather. Severe flooding swept the area during the 24 hours prior to the start, however Whickham & District MC persisted and kept the event running. Thirty miles of the original route, including the timed to the second regularity, were lost.
The route included a run through Harewood Forest. Navigation on this section was by numbered tulip diagrams, the tulip number being shown on a board just before the relevant junction.
The Non-Expert crew of Rob Chalmers/Chris Bebbington were the surprise leaders at the petrol halt , however a navigating error and mechanical problems in the second half saw them drop behind Martin/Taylor by the finish. The winners, who survived contact with a bridge parapet just ten miles from the finish, thus took maximum points for the SD34 MSG championship, a series that saw a very healthy twelve competing crews start.
Three crews tied on nine minutes penalty for second place and had to be seperated on the furthest clean ruling. Chalmers/Bebbington took the runer up spot after their good first half. Malcolm Grisedale/Bob Hargreaves, who had been the third fastest crew through the Harewood Forest section, took third, with Simon Daly/Jason Crook in a Maestro, being placed fourth.
Steve Head/Graham Raeburn had a short rally retiring on the first section with a broken driveshaft, while top seeds Paul Schatz/Jerry Hettrick overcame gearbox problems to finish seventh. Andy Whittaker/Charlie Tynan had a bad start in their campaign to retain the TMSG title, losing vast amounts of time when a fuel line came loose on two occasions; they finished twelfth.
Competitors in the New Comers class were provided with simpler navigation than the main event. The category was won in dominant fashion by Dave Bell/Chris Roper in their Honda Civic, who were equal fastest through Harewood Forest.
|1||Terry Martin||Paul Taylor||Peugeot 205 GTi||5m 00s|
|2||Rob Chalmers||Chris Bebbington||Peugeot 309 GTi||9m 00s|
|3||Malcolm Grisdale||Bob Hargreaves||Subaru XT Coupe||9m 00s|
|4||Simon Daly||Jason Crook||Austin Maestro||9m 00s|
|5||Adrian Green||Mick Fern||Seat Ibiza GTi||10m 00s|
|6||Malcolm Holdsworth||John Tubman||Toyota Corolla||11m 00s|
|7||Paul Schatz||Jerry Hettrick||Peugeot 205 GTi||17m 00s|
|8||Simon Tate||Richard Wilson||Opel Manta||22m 00s|
|9||Bill Chadwick||Alan Edwards||Peugeot 205 GTi||27m 00s|
|10||Reiner Stockle||Iain Winter||Mini||28m 00s|
|11||Peter Gibson||Ian Maxwell||Peugeot 205 Rallye||31m 00s|
|12||Andy Whittaker||Charlie Tynan||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 36m 00s|
|13||Damian Whittle||Irvine Holtom||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 52m 00s|
|14||Neil Walker||Roy Hewitt||Ford Escort||1F 72m 00s|
|1||Dave Bell||Chris Roper||Honda Civic||8m 00s|
|2||Mark Randall||Craig Grist||Vauxhall Nova||19m 00s|
|3||Dan Willan||Heather Grisedale||Vauxhall Astra GTE||23m 00s|
|4||Peter Crawford||Will Duggins||Rover Metro GTi||45m 00s|
|5||Jonathan Lodge||Caroline Lodge||Suzuki Swift||1F 37m 00s|
|6||Michael Judson||Derek Lewin||Vauxhall Astra GSi||1F 53m 00s|