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Valentine Trophy Rally

Caernarvonshire & Anglesey Motor Club

4th/5th July 2009

Clerk of the Course: Huw Gwyn Jones

Route: 87 Miles

Maps: 115

Starters: 37

Winners: Ceri Williams/Tony Roberts (Peugeot 205 GTi

Ceri Williams became the first woman to win a Welsh road rally as a driver in over five years when she and navigator Tony Roberts took victory on the Valentine Trophy Rally.

Williams/Roberts led all night. They took the least penalties at the first regularity intermediate control and completed the rally over a minute ahead of the runner up. That place was taken by Gareth Jones/Anna Davies, they were the leading novice crew and as such took the Valentine Trophy.

Dylan Jones/Steffan Llewelyn would have finished on the same penalty as Jones/Davies, and would have taken the Trophy on the furthest clean tie break, but they missed to collect a signature for a code board and fell to 19th place.

Evan Jones/Gareth Jones looked like they may have beaten Williams/Roberts before they went out with a broken ball joint in the second half.

Top seeds Euros Hughes/Caron Jones retired with a broken gear linkage.