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Daily Archives: March 6th, 2011

The Mid Wales Stages moved from its traditional slot of July to March and became the opening round of the Dunlop/wonago.com MSA British Historic Rally Championship in 2011 and it did not fail to disappoint. The battle at the top end was always going to be about the classic entries and Nick Elliott & Chris Brooks set the initial pace in their Escort MkII. Close behind were Julian Reynolds and Ian Oakey (Escort MkII) and going into the final stage just 4 seconds separated the two crews, after Reynolds had narrowed the gap over the previous stages. As they went out of view on our point on Myherin, Reynolds was only one second faster then Elliott and looked set for 2nd place but somehow in the final few miles he pulled out another 4 seconds to win by just a second! A fantastic end to the opening round. Read More »