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Clerk of the Course: Roy Whitney & Hywel Thomas
Route: 454 Miles + 27 Primes
Venues: Caerwent, Walters Arena, Epynt, Sweet Lamb & Abergewsyn
Winners: Owen Turner/Andrew Dadswell (Rover Metro)
An experimental type of event, an Endurnace Rally, a mixture of road rally sections and test, was won by Owen Turner/Andrew Dadswell in a Rover Metro.
The event was based on a format pioneered by Philip Young on the World Cup Rally in 2002. It organised by Amman & District MC, with support form Young's ERA organisation, which had run the World Cup Rally. Entry was restricted to cars of under 1400cc, with only limited modifications allowed.
It was based in Cardiff and used a series of tests, or Primes, and road rally time control style sections. The start, from Cardiff's Moat House Hotel, was at 22:00 on Friday evening. Crews tackled six primes at Caerwent, before returning to the start venue at 01:00. There were three tests at the MoD site, one was almost a mile long, while the other two were two and half miles in length. They were all attempted twice.
On Saturday the action initially moved to Walters Arena for two tests, used twice, plus one at near by Cefn Coed Forest. There were then six primes on the Epynt Ranges, using a mixture of gravel and tarmac roads. The rally reached its northernmost point late in the afternoon, with three tests at Sweet Lamb.
There was a two hour dinner halt at Llandrindod Wells, before crews returned to Epynt for four more primes. There then followed the road rally section, this started at 22:30 near Abergwesyn, ran up the Devils Staircase and around the Llyn Briane Loop. A prime in Crychan Forest, was followed by another TC section on the roads and tracks of Epynt.
Two more short primes, at the Water Works and the Irish Village, led to the final section, a series of time controls finishing at the top of the Dual Carriageway. The Finish was back at the Cardiff Moat House, the first car arriving there at 03:00.
Turner/Dadswell were fastest on Prime 1 and took a lead they weren't to loose. They arrived back at Cardiff at the end of the Leg with a lead of 32 seconds. Second place at that point was held by Christopher Armstrong/Leigh Armstrong (Peugeot 106 Rallye). This was the high point of the rally for them. They received a wrong test penalty on the first Walters Arena prime; they recovered from this to get back into the top ten, when they suffered a gearbox failure.
Pat Flynn/Nathan Parry (Peugeot 205 XS) were fastest on three of the Caerwent primes, but a wrong test on Prime 2 meant that they received a test maximum and they found themselves in 24th place at the overnight halt. On Saturday they picked up several cone faults and another wrong test at the Irish Village Prime, this left them in 13th place at the Finish.
John Cotton/Jill Cotton took fastest time on Prime 7, the first on Saturday morning. This, plus two further fastest times, moved them into a secure second place from Walters Arena until the Finish. They, like Turner/Dadswell, dropped just 20 seconds on the road rally sections. They ended the event, 1m 21s behind the winners.
The father and son pairing of Paul Heal/Matt Heal (Proton Compact), on the navigator's first rally, finished in third and won the 1001cc to 1300cc Class. Consistently in the top ten fastest on the primes, they had only picked up 40 seconds on the time control sections.
There were six starters in the Up To 1000cc Class. The category was won by the Toyota Yaris of Clive Baty/Dave Thomas, who finished in eighth place overall.
|1||Owen Turner||Andrew Dadswell||Rover Metro||1h 05m 58s|
|2||John Cotton||Gill Cotton||Citroen AX GT||1h 07m 19s|
|3||Paul Heal||Matt Heal||Proton Compact||1h 09m 49s|
|4||Nick West||Philip Peak||Skoda Felicia||1h 10m 12s|
|5||Steve Blunt||Bob Duck||Skoda Felicia||1h 10m 16s|
|6||David Goodliffe||Michael Levett||Nissan Micra||1h 10m 17s|
|7||David Johnson||Nigel Banks||Proton Satria||1h 10m 24s|
|8||Clive Baty||Dave Thomas||Toyota Yaris||1h 10m 46s|
|9||Gareth Duncan||Wayne Duncan||Vauxhall Corsa||1h 11m 09s|
|10||Adrian Robinson||Nicholas Kennedy||VW Polo||1h 11m 31s|
|11||Stephen Cooper||Aggie Foster||Suzuki Swift||1h 11m 31s|
|12||Frank Fennell||John Bateson||VW Polo||1h 13m 22s|
|13||Pat Flynn||Nathan Parry||Peugeot 205 XS||1h 13m 57s|
|14||Jane Edgington||Gary Edgington||Citroen AX||1h 14m 15s|
|15||David Maryon||Bob Rutherford||Peugeot 206||1h 14m 24s|
|16||Rory McNeile||Paul Johns||Peugeot 106 Rallye||1h 14m 48s|
|17||Chris Wood||Steve Wyatt||Peugeot 106 Rallye||1h 15m 19s|
|18||James Parman||Mark Hamilton||Skoda Rapid||1h 16m 33s|
|19||Ben Skinner||Trevor Skinner||Nissan Micra||1h 19m 41s|
|20||Simon Weir||Brian Weir||Skoda Felicia||1h 21m 43s|
|21||Matt Dickson||Ian Wilmshurst||Peugeot 106 Rallye||1h 23m 12s|
|22||Charlene Gibson||Ian Perry||Fiat Seicento||1h 26m 21s|
|23||Karen Young||Nigel Young||Perodua Kelisa||1h 32m 32s|
|24||Adrian Grinsted||Stuart Malpas||Rover 214i||1h 38m 06s|
|25||James Owens||Justin John||Vauxhall Nova||1h 44m 02s|
|26||Sue Rugg||Andrew Rugg||Peugeot 206||1h 45m 55s|
|27||Nigel Wakeling||Andy Bown||Peugeot 106 XS||1h 49m 48s|
|28||Andy Lane||Ade Bennett||Citroen AX GT||2h 02m 17s|
|29||Eddie Grayson||John Ball||Austin Metro||2h 12m 11s|
|30||David Walker||Mark Taylor||VW Polo||2h 12m 25s|
|31||Alan Anstis||Sue Anstis||Vauxhall Nova||2h 27m 30s|
|32||Simon Rickard||Peter Rickard-Green||VW Polo||2h 29m 38s|
|33||John Upton||Jon Senior||Peugeot 205 Rallye||2h 38m 05s|
|34||Duncan Williams||Alison Dwelle||Proton Compact||6h 19m 31s|
|35||Judy Lucas||John Goff||Trabant||8h 41m 05s|
|36||Hannah Morgan||Lisa Whitney||Vauxhall Nova||9h 20m 34s|
|37||Mark Isger||Mike Turner||Peugeot 106 Rallye||9h 36m 39s|