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Clerk of the Course: Adrian Smart & Brynmor Pierce
Route: 110 Miles
Maps: 116 & 117
Winners: Brynli Thomas/Paul Holmberg (Peugeot 205 GTi)
Brynli Thomas made it two wins in two weekends when he followed up his Witch Way success with victory on the Skoda Trophy Rally. For his navigator, Paul Holmberg, it was a second successive win on the Broughton & Bretton MC event.
The rally, which attracted a full entry, but with some non-shows there were 72 starters. It used a 110 mile route in the classic roads of North East Wales. From the start at the sponsor's premises in Wrexham, crews moved westward to Clocaenog and then, via a more northerly route, back to the Finish near Mold.
The event was timed to the minute, with any ties being decided by times at the first time control in the second section (ITC2). This section was in the lanes and tracks above Llysfasi College.
Three crews completed the rally with just a one minute penalty. Howard Price/Carl Williamson (Ford Escort) had collect their penalty at ITC2, while Thomas/Holmberg (Peugeot 205 GTi) and Dave Jones/Baz Green (Subaru Impreza) had got to ITC3 before dropping their minute. Price/Williamson, who had been held up by a non-competing vehicle on the crucial section, were therefore classified in third.
The front two crews had to separated by the seconds dropped at the tie-breaker ITC2. The tracks had been around Brynli Thomas' home and he arrived at ITC2 just one second behind his due time. Jones/Green, competing in a hired Impreza, were 40 seconds late. These times decided the top two places, even though Thomas/Holmberg had a fright when the HT lead came off later on in the first half; they solved the problem and still made their time at the next control.
Gary Jones/Dave Pitchford also finished with a total time penalty of one minute, but they had missed a code board near Cyffylliog. The fail dropped them to 32nd place.
Three crews finished on two minutes. Mark Whitford/Steve Porter (Ford Escort) were classified in fourth after dropping just a minute on the vital second section. Medwyn Jones/Wayne Allen (Talbot Sunbeam) claimed fifth, and the Semi Expert Class win, after getting to ITC3 before being two minutes late, while Brian Jones/Phill Harrison dropped time at ITC2 and took sixth place as a result.
The Novice Class was won by Rhys Jones/Alwyn Roberts (Peugeot 205 GTi), who finished in 25th place, four minutes ahead of their nearest class rivals.
A number of crews picked up large penalties when they booked into the final MC early. Mark Price/Roger Evans (Ford Escort) would have had a top five finish, but for the error, which resulted in them being awarded 12 fails. Ian 'Dude' Roberts/Andy Moss made the same mistake, and, having also missed a code board, ended with 13 fails.
Amongst the crews who didn’t make the finish were Glyn Price/Brian Jones (clutch), Mal Acott/Nigel Roberts (navigator unwell) and Martin Lloyd/Steve Herbert (half-shaft).
Due to confusion over how the tie-break would be implemented, the results couldn't be resolved at the Finish and they had to be posted to competitors. This process meant that the results weren't declared final until 13th June.
|1||Brynlin Thomas||Paul Holmberg||Peugeot 205 GTi||1m 00s|
|2||Dave Jones||Baz Green||Subaru Impreza||1m 00s|
|3||Howard Price||Carl Williamson||Ford Escort||1m 00s|
|4||Mark Whitford||Steve Porter||Ford Escort||2m 00s|
|5||Medwyn Jones||Wayne Allen||Talbot Sunbeam||2m 00s|
|6||Brian Jones||Phill Harrison||Peugeot 205 GTi||2m 00s|
|7||John Broadhurst||Gareth Williams||Ford Escort||3m 00s|
|8||Allan Roberts||Paul Jones||Ford Escort||4m 00s|
|9||Carl Hawkins||Iain Tullie||Vauxhall Nova||4m 00s|
|10||Steve Price||Cyril Jones||Toyota Corolla GT||4m 00s|
|11||Huw Myfyr||Owen Dodd||VW Golf GTi||4m 00s|
|12||Nick Toplis||Mick Fern||Vauxhall Nova GTE||5m 00s|
|13||Len Evans||Pete Dale||Rover 216||5m 00s|
|14||Phil Williams||Bryan Glass||Toyota Corolla||5m 00s|
|15||Iwan Williams||Gwion Pryderi||Ford Escort||5m 00s|
|16||Roger Powley||Jon Smith||Toyota Corolla||5m 00s|
|17||Stuart Kelso||Eilir Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||5m 00s|
|18||Gareth Clarke||Gareth Jones||Peugeot 309 SR||5m 00s|
|19||Gareth Jones||Iwan Jones||Vauxhall Astra GTE||8m 00s|
|20||Gwyn Morris||Shaun Baker||Peugeot 205 GTi||8m 00s|
|21||Chris Leach||Jolyon Robinson||Peugeot 205 GTi||9m 00s|
|22||Dewi John||Michael Evans||Peugeot 205 GTi||9m 00s|
|23||Wyn Williams||Gwyn Jones||Peugeot 205 GTi||10m 00s|
|24||Steve Wynn||Chris Wynn||Ford Escort||13m 00s|
|25||Rhys Jones||Alwyn Roberts||Peugeot 205 GTi||15m 00s|
|26||Nick Banks||Reg Gradden||Citroen ZX||15m 00s|
|27||Alun Probert||Eric Tong||Ford Sierra XR4i||16m 00s|
|28||Dilwyn Jones||Wyn Morris||Peugeot 309 SRi||19m 00s|
|29||Colin Cresswell||Steve Prince||Midas||33m 00s|
|30||Brian Spurr||Steve Bishop||Ford Escort||34m 00s|
|31||Tony Watkin||Medwyn Evans||Vauxhall Nova||39m 00s|
|32||Gary Jones||Dave Pitchford||Toyota Corolla||1F 1m 00s|
|33||Andy Phillips||Alan Pemberton||Audi Quattro||1F 2m 00s|
|34||Iwan Griffiths||Robin Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 3m 00s|
|35||Steve John Williams||Geoff Williams||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 11m 00s|
|36||Mark Jones||Mike Jones||Ford Escort||1F 19m 00s|
|37||Andy Roberts||Paul Edwards||Subaru Impreza||1F 21m 00s|
|38||Mark 'GT' Roberts||Dawn Watkin||VW Golf GTi||1F 26m 00s|
|39||Frank Burton||Stephen Ball||Ford Escort||1F 29m 00s|
|40||Shaun Buckley||Clwyd Davies||Ford Granada||1F 30m 00s|
|41||Nick Bamford||Karl Short||Ford Fiesta S||1F 37m 00s|
|42||Terry Bennett||Richard Evans||Vauxhall Astra||2F 17m 00s|
|43||Mike Geoghegan||Chris Robinson||Land Rover 110||2F 23m 00s|
|44||Mark Singleton||Gareth Jones||Suzuki Swift||3F 6m 00s|
|45||Brian Williams||Andrew Singleton||Vauxhall Astra||4F 12m 00s|
|46||Alastair Hunter||Andy Morley||Peugeot 205||5F 39m 00s|
|47||John Williams||Wyn Lloyd||Peugeot 205||7F 20m 00s|
|48||Andrew Matthews||Colin Jones||Ford Fiesta XR2||8F 7m 00s|
|49||Alun Hayward||Mark Thomas||Vauxhall Nova||9F 28m 00s|
|50||Mark Price||Roger Evans||Ford Escort||12F 2m 00s|
|51||Merfyn Williams||Derwyn Roberts||Vauxhall Astra||12F 3m 00s|
|52||Keith Gush||Lyn Gush||Vauxhall Nova GTE||12F 11m 00s|
|53||Aled Owen||Menna Price||BL Mini||12F 24m 00s|
|54||Ian 'Dude' Roberts||Andy Moss||VW Golf GTi||13F 5m 00s|
|55||Dewi James||Sion James||VW Golf GTi||13F 11m 00s|
|56||Dave Gore||Danny Williams||VW Golf GTi||25F 19m 00s|