Organiser: Harlech & District Motor Club Date: November 12/13 Where: Llyn Peninsula
Championships: None Route: 70 Miles Starters: 48.
Two years ago Gary Ollerenshaw/Jamie Ollerenshaw had been in contention for the win
of the Rali Goffa James Trenholme, but they threw it away when they booked in early
at one time control, this year the father and son team made no such mistake and came
home to win the novice oriented event by exactly two minutes, they had led throughout
Gruffydd Jones/Iwan Williams had been 47 seconds behind the winners at the halfway
point, but they lost ground in the second half and almost fell into the grasp of
third placed Bryn Jones/Gareth Davies, who were only nine seconds behind at the Finish.
Semi-Experts crews could enter but weren’t eligible for overall awards. The class
was won by 2014 overall winners Gwynfor Jones/Chris Evans. Their total penalty was
three seconds behind that of the Ollerenshaws, but over three minutes ahead of their
nearest class rivals. The category had been led at halfway by the BMW of Iwan Rhys
Jones/Steffan Llewelyn, but they retired in the second half.
This was Harlech & DMC’s third road rally of the year and not only did it provide
a training ground for novice crews, it also raised money for local schools.