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Welsh Dragon Novices Rally 2003

Sponsored by Welsh Dragon Tyres

Gwendraeth Valley Motor Club

6th/7th December 2003

Clerk of the Course: Alan John

Route: 100 Miles

Maps: 159

Starters: 60

Winners: Mike Roberts/Dai Roberts (Peugeot 205 GTi)

Top seeds Mike Roberts/Dai Roberts justified their start position by finishing first on Gwendraeth Valley MC’s Welsh Dragon Tyres Novices Rally.

The event used a route of just under 100 miles in the lanes south of Carmarthen and, despite Expert crews not being eligible, attracted a maximum entry of 60 cars.

Manfred Kampshulte/Aled Richards and Jason Sugden/Darren Beynon had been tying for the lead of the event, both being clean of penalties when they collided at a control. Neither car could continue - Sugden/Beynon’s Escort sustained damage to a door, while the similar car of Kampshulte/Richards holed a radiator.

The demise of these two crews allowed Roberts/Roberts to take the win, finishing a minute ahead of Robert Mangano/Steve Weston. The latter crew had headed the winners at the midway point but then lost time on the last two sections.

The top two Novice crews finished in third and fourth these were Iwan Williams/Heulyn Phillips and Ian Lewis/Richard Jones. These two pairings had been in close contention all night, although Williams/Phillips always had the upper hand.

The clear winners of the Beginners class were Andrew Mead/Wyn Griffiths, who brought their Mini into eighth place overall. They were almost two and half minutes ahead of their nearest class challengers

A vital section had to be scrubbed after a joy rider, who had no connection with the rally, crashed a car blocking the route after fifteen competitors had passed. A quick re-route ensured that the event was largely unaffected other than for the loss of the section.


Pos Driver Navigator Car Penalty
1 Michael Roberts Dai Roberts Peugeot 205 GTi 4m 14s
2 Robert Mangano Steve Weston Ford Escort 5m 41s
3 Iwan Williams Heulyn Phillips Peugeot 205 GTi 7m 08s
4 Ian Lewis Richard Jones Ford Sierra 7m 36s
5 Anthony Davies Kevin Jones Mazda 323 7m 37s
6 David Jones Glyn Price Peugeot 205 GTi 9m 20s
7 John Summers Huw Jones Peugeot 205 9m 31s
8 Andrew Mead Wyn Griffiths Austin Mini 10m 01s
9 Mak Mason Alun Jones Ford Sierra 10m 21s
10 Robert Davies Simon Summers Vauxhall Belmont 10m 23s
11 Robert Brown Alex Gill Peugeot 309 GTi 10m 57s
12 Colin Thomas Alan Coslett Jones Datsun Cherry Turbo 11m 38s
13 Paul Morris Hefyn Thomas Ford Escort 11m 46s
14 David Clack Jason Spangoni VW Golf GTi 12m 10s
15 Daniel Bowden Mark Joana Peugeot 205 GTi 12m 23s
16 Dylan Jones Terry Jones Ford Escort XR3i 12m 24s
17 Christopher Williams Brian Thomas Peugeot 106 12m 33s
18 Matthew Wood-Griffiths Tom Henderson Peugeot 205 GTi 12m 37s
19 Paul Harries Adrian Davies Peugeot 205 GTi 12m 37s
20 David Walters Ian Nicolls Ford Escort Van 12m 58s
21 Andrew Jones Glenn Summers Peugeot 205 GTi 13m 01s
22 Gareth Davies Trevor Davies Vauxhall Nova 13m 05s
23 Paul Davies Steven Hicks Vauxhall Nova 13m 07s
24 Iestyn Davies Delyth Brown Peugeot 205 GTi 14m 27s
25 Mark Reardon Ffion Reardon Vauxhall Corsa SRi 14m 37s
26 Tom Layton Arwel Thomas Peugeot 205 GTi 14m 54s
27 Darren Pugh Mike Jones Vauxhall Astra GTE 15m 09s
28 Mark Hamilton Paul Seabourne Peugeot 205 GTi 16m 19s
29 Martin Richards Martin Curzon Vauxhall Nova 16m 33s
30 Sterling Jenkins Simon Charles Vauxhall Nova 16m 54s
31 Alan Jones Eifion Griffiths Ford Fiesta XR2 17m 11s
32 Gareth Duncan Kevin Duncan Vauxhall Corsa SRi 17m 46s
33 Gareth Rees Stephen Jankziak Ford Fiesta 20m 08s
34 Michelle Sugden Ian Mailing Vauxhall Nova 20m 09s
35 Jason Jones Eiron Davies Ford Escort 20m 18s
36 Hanna Morgan Lisa Whitney Vauxhall Nova 21m 17s
37 Ian Evans Christopher Saunders Ford Escort 21m 43s
38 Leon Lane Wayne Prescott Ford Sierra 23m 03s
39 Scott Benwell Scott Marshall VW Golf GTi 30m 14s
40 Simon Griffiths Paul Jenkins Vauxhall Nova 34m 49s
41 Huw James Martin Davies Nissan Sunny 37m 35s
42 Marc Thomas Kieren Mainwaring Peugeot 309 XSi 40m 02s
43 Gareth Walters Alun Lewis Vauxhall Nova 44m 29s
44 Max Jones Anthony Powell Ford Sierra 1F 11m 14s
45 Darrell George Chris Chester Vauxhall Nova 1F 20m 09s
46 Mario Mangano Jenny Smith Fiat Tipo 1F 22m 02s
47 Gareth Thomas Andrew Rees Peugeot 205 GTi 1F 43m 03s
48 Howie Davies Roy Davies Ford Escort XR3 2F 50m 49s
49 Richard Stepney Nicholas Stepney Ford Sierra 3F 35m 21s
50 Stephen Hall Chris Dark Talbot Sunbeam 5F 42m 09s