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Our focus once again was on the Historic rally and with the stage cancellations that hit the International event, we made the right choice. It was a fine follow up win for Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) who were pushed hard by Julian Reynolds & Patrick Walsh (Escort MkI).  The victory margin was only just over 16 seconds which was a fantastic achievement for Reynolds in older technology. Kevin Davies & Dale Furniss (Escort MkII) completed the podium with 2nd place in the classics. The Historic category went the way of Rikki Proffitt & Phill Harrison (911) but only by 18 seconds after a fine drive by Dessie Nutt & Geraldine McBride (911).

So in the top 3 for each class it was Elliott from Davies and then Tim Pearcey & Neil Shanks (Escort MkII) in the classics. The Post Historics was Reynolds from David Stokes & Guy Weaver (Escort MkI) by almost two minutes with Ernie Graham & Will Graham (Escort MkI) almost a minute further back. The Historics saw Proffitt win from Nutt with Graham Waite & Gill Cotton (Amazon) a minute and a half back in 3rd.

In the BRC field it was a bizarre event with 5 stages out of 11 being completely lost for various reasons but it was Tom Cave & Craig Parry (DS3) who won by just 3 seconds from Keith Cronin & Marshall Clarke (DS3). The podium was completed by a third DS3 as Jarkko & Petri Nikara finished just over 10 seconds further back.

In the Challenge rally Richard Sykes & Simon Taylor (C2R2) took a cmfortable win by over 3/4 of a minute from Steven Smith & Daniel Johnstone (206 RC) in a pleasantly surprised 2nd place. The event took its toll with 5 of the top 6 seeds all retiring. The podium was completed by Damien Smith & Paula Swinscoe in their Fiesta ST.

And finally in the National rally late entries Matt Edwards & Will Rogers (Evo IX) took a 27 second victory from Tom Naughton & Horace Saville (Evo IX) who in turn were top group N finishers. Completing the podium was the Lancer WRC of Tristan Bailey & James How, just under 5 seconds back as they start to come to grips with their new mount.

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