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Ystwyth Road Rally

Sponsored by Cwrt Garage

Abersytwyth & District Motor Club

14th September 2008

Clerk of the Course: Patrick Walsh & Huw Evans

Route: 75 Miles

Venue: Sweet Lamb

Starters: 58

Winners: Irfon Richards/Huw Jones (Nissan Almera)

Irfon Richards/Huw Jones snatched victory at the last moment in a tightly fought battle for the lead of the Ystwyth. Things could hardly have been closer after three of the event’s five sections, Geraint Davies/Aled Jones led but were just one second ahead of Richards/Jones and Gareth Jones/James Aldridge, who shared the same time.

Davies/Jones’ triumph was short lived as their car cut out and couldn’t be restarted on the very next test. This left Jones/Aldridge in the lead by eight seconds with just the seven mile final section remaining. However a win or bust approach from Richards/Jones saw them over 40 seconds faster on the test and they secured their maiden rally victory.

Top seeds Brain Jones/Ceri Davies had led initially but fell back to third at the Finish, while Clive Williams/Andrew Edwards had challenged for the lead early in the day before transmission problems stopped their Citroen Xsara.