Organiser: Bath Motor Club Date: March 31 Where: Wiltshire/Somerset Championships:
ASWMC Route: 14 Tests Starters: 48.
The Festival Targa Rally was won in convincing style by Gavin Rogers/Carrie Rogers,
they finished over two and a half minutes ahead of the field.
The event had been rearranged after the postponement, due to snow, at the beginning
of the month. Heavy rain the previous day made the going very slippery on the 34
miles of mainly forest tracks that the organisers had put together.
The winners took fastest time on eleven of the fourteen tests and weren’t lower than
third on any. A lead of just over a minute had more than doubled by the Finish. Jason
Stone/Daniel Stone secured the runner up spot but might have been a little closer
at the end but for a number of cone penalties on various test. Paul Freeth/Chris
Head had held second for most of the event, but a 30 second stop astride fault on
Test 11 consigned them to third place in the final standings.