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Glyn Memorial Trophy Rally

Sponsored by Pentraeth Group

Caernarvonshire & Anglesey Motor Club

2nd/3rd November 2013

Clerk of the Course: Dylan Humphreys

Stages: 16 Stages

Location: Anglesey Racing Circuit

Starters: 44 + 21 Juniors

Winners: Mark Jones/Paul Maund (BMW M3)

Junior Winners: James Williams/Gareth Short (Peugeot 107)

Mark Jones and Paul Maund led the rally for most of its two day duration and came home emphatic winners. They took the lead on SS2 and held it until passed by Bob Fowden and Ashley Trimble on SS7, the first of two stages run in the dark on Saturday evening. The first day had been wet and stormy but Sunday turned into a better day and with a strong wind the circuit dried out quickly. This allowed Jones to make the best use of his M3. He retook the lead on the first Sunday stage and cruised to a 45 second win.

Fowden was a late entry and was aiming to secure the Welsh Tarmac Championship. To do so he had to finish ahead of Richard Merriman in his Darrian. In the event Fowden led his rival throughout. Merriman indulged in a couple of spectacular spins in an attempt to hold on but eventually was forced out on the penultimate test with electrical problems. Fowden suffered a broken power steering pump on Sunday morning but otherwise had a clear run, although he had no answer to the winner’s pace.

Roger Moran struggled with clutch problems for most of Saturday but recovered to take fastest time on the last two stages of the event and thus secured third place on the final test.

Wil Owen and Rob Hopewell took fastest time on two stages on Saturday afternoon and were in fourth place overnight. However their rally was ruined with a broken bottom arm on Sunday’s opening stage. They finished seventh.

Matthew Roberts and Sarah Roberts won the 1600cc class award despite a last minute scare when a bottom pulley broke and they had to tackle the last two stages without power steering.

Phil Kendal and Sam Williams had a dramatic time on their way to a 1300cc class win. They made heavy contact with a chicane on Saturday afternoon; the impact pushed the chassis rail back four inches, which in turn broke the gearbox. They replaced this with a standard unit for Sunday. This was nursed to the finish and the class win.

Glyn Memorial Trophy Stages

Glyn Memorial Junior Stages