Organiser: Ilkley & District Motor Club Date: August 27/28 Where: North Yorkshire
Championships: ANCC, ANWCC, HRCR Premier Route: 170 Miles Starters: 32.
The Vauxhall Zafira doesn’t rate highly in the pantheon of great motorsport successes
but that’s the vehicle that Graham Hepworth/Iain Tullie used to take victory on the
Colamn Tyres Rally. It proved to be a tough event with torrential rain and mist,
combined with demanding sections over the Catterick Ranges, creating a severe challenge
Dave Leadbetter/Cath Woodman were only eight seconds behind the winners at the halfway
point, but a missed board in the second half demoted that crew to third behind Geoff
Goodwin/Sam Spencer at the Finish.
None of the top three starters made the finish; Richard Hunter/Gary Evans and Richard
Hemmingway/Sam Collis ended their rallies in the ditch, while Tony Harrison/Paul
Taylor succumbed to clutch failure.
Motorsport News - 31st August 2016
Colman Tyres Rally
Ilkley & District Motor Club
27th/28th August 2016
Winners: Graham Hepworth/Iain Tullie (Vauxhall Zafira)