Organiser: Knighton Motor Club Date: July 30/31 Where: Welsh Borders Championships:
AWMMC Route: 117 Miles Starters: 51.
Mark ‘GT’ Roberts took his second successive victory on the Pacemaker Rally on Saturday
night. For his navigator Cadog Davies it was a second win within two weeks. The pair
dominated the event, finishing six and half minutes ahead of the field after having
only picking up penalties of two minutes forty themselves.
The Pacemaker was a rarity for a Welsh event in that it ran under a navigational
permit and consisted of regularity sections linked by neutrals. There were three
route had out during the night.
By the petrol halt the winners had built up a lead of almost a minute over Ian ‘Dude’
Roberts/Gwawr Hughes. The latter pair disappeared on the second half when the steering
broke on their Golf. This allowed the runner up sot to be taken by the 205 of Gary
Roberts/Darren Ikin. Richard Hunter/Gary Evans made the journey from Derbyshire and
secured third place overall.
Motorsport News - 2nd August 2016
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Knighton Motor Club
30th/31st July 2016
Winners: Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Cadog Davies (VW Golf GTi)