Organiser: Ross & District Motor Sports Club Date: July 18 Where: Forest of Dean/Wye
Valley Championships: HRCR Clubman & Premier Route: 165 Miles + 10 Tests Starters:
Matt Warren/Cath Woodman took their second win in three years on Saturday’s Ross
Traders Rally. They led all day as other crews fell foul of the demanding navigation
and racked up huge scores.
The strongest challenge to their win came from Howard Warren/Iain Tullie. The two
crews were evenly matched on the regularities – Woodman picking up 4 seconds fewer
penalties than Tullie. However Matt Warren was over a minute quicker than his father
Howard on the event’s ten tests.
Simon Mellings/Richard Crozier had been as high as second at the lunch halt but they
struggled on the long regularity after the break and were one of 17 crews to pick
up a 15 minute penalty for approaching the last control on the section from the wrong
direction. Top seeds Jim Deacon/Ian Doble were another crew to make the same error.
Paul Freeth/Chris Head were the comfortable winners of the Targa Rally that ran alongside
the historic rally.
Motorsport News - 22nd July 2015
Ross Traders Historic & Targa Rallies
Ross Motor Sports Club
18th July 2015
* NOTE: Results revised with approval of the MSA National Court 15th September 2015