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Clerk of the Course: Bob Muttram
Route: 107 Miles
Maps: 174 & 185
Winners:Steve Cole/Bob Blows (Peugeot 205 GTi)
Steve Cole/Bob Blows took their third win of 2003, completing Dolphin MC’s Wessex Road Rally with a clean sheet.
The 107 mile long navigational road rally was a round of the Rally 2003 Championship. It attracted 24 starters, who tackled a route in the vicinity of Newbury and Andover.
Entering the final sections there were a number of crews still clear of any penalties, however Cole/Blows were the only ones to arrive at the finish with their perfect run intact. The win consolidated their lead in the Rally 2003 series.
Simon Bush/John Upham lost time as they struggled with the navigation at one point, but otherwise had a clear run to take the runner up spot. Andy Garret/Jon Taylor finished third and were the first Expert crew home.
Barry Wier/Cath Woodman had been tying for the lead until the last timecard, when a misinterpretation of a navigational clue meant that they dropped seventeen minutes and only salvaged fourth place on a tie break from Bob Wisniewski/Paul Lettington.
Swan Rally winners Andy Coshan/Phil Kendall finished the rally without any time penalties, but a missed code board put them in sixth place at the Finish. They tied for the position with the leading novice crew of Neil Lewis/Simon Lassam.
Top seeds Mark Butler/Peter Barnard were excluded for an infringement of a Quiet Zone. Olly Smith/David Coles suffered the same fate, while four crews were excluded due to give way offences.
The Clubmans rally was decided on a furthest clean tie break, with Russell Goodrum/Nick Clarke just beating Glynn Hayward/Williams Martin to the win.
|1||Steve Cole||Bob Blows||Peugeot 205 GTi||0m 00s|
|2||Simon Bush||John Upham||VW Golf GTi||4m 00s|
|3||Andy Garrett||Jon Taylor||Peugeot 205||13m 00s|
|4||Barry Wier||Cath Woodman||Vauxhall Astra GTE||17m 00s|
|5||Bob Wisniewski||Paul Lettington||Vauxhall Nova GTE||17m 00s|
|6||Andy Coshan||Phil Kendall||Renault 19||20m 00s|
|6||Neil Lewis||Simon Lassam||Lancia Delta Integrale||20m 00s|
|8||Geoff Skillen||Ian Collings||Ford Mondeo||26m 00s|
|9||Rob Dance||Graham Dance||Alfa Romeo||43m 00s|
|10||Jonah Nuttgens||Lizzie Pope||Peugeot 205 GTi||81m 00s|
|11||Bob Baker||Brian Cammack||Vauxhall Corsa SRi||84m 00s|
|12||Simon Phillips||Seb Pickavance||Vauxhall Nova GTE||139m 00s|
|13||Phil Collings||Mark Collings||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 52m 00s|
|14||Jeff Brown||Kirstie Lilley||Ford Fiesta||1F 63m 00s|
|15||Rob Ablett||Paul Spencer||Peugeot 205 GTi||1F 273m 00s|
|16||Tim Daltry||Paul Fillis||Ford Escort RS2000||2F 236m 00s|
|1||Russell Goodrum||Nick Clarke||Ford Fiesta||21m 00s|
|2||Glynn Hayward||William Martin||Mini 998||21m 00s|