Our first stage rally of the year saw us take in the Eastwood Stages, at Mallory Park. With the event in jeopardy due to the snow the day and night before a slightly depleted field took to the stages for what would prove to be a very exciting rally. Almost every crew spun over the course of the first two stages, including eventual winners Robert Lowe & Sid Buckley. They used a variety of tyres to get the power down from their Metro 6R4 and once they had a decent margin they played it safe on the drying stages to take a comfortable victory.
The performance of the early stages came from Tom Jordan & Charlotte Banner (Citroen C1). Having not used the car since the snowy finale of the Roger Albert Clark Rally last year they just left the tyres on the car and found the grip. As conditions improved their power disadvantage showed and they slipped back down the order after a very impressive drive.
Video to follow eventually.