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Daily Archives: March 9th, 2014

tourofepynt14 (11)Once the cloud burnt off the weather was glorious up on Epynt and a fierce battle between the top 3 ensued. Damian Cole & Elliot Edmondson (Focus) set a blistering pace through the first stage to lead by 7 seconds but after that Peter Lloyd & Neil James (Impreza WRC) started the fight back on stage 2. Initially in 3rd after stage 1 Stephen Simpson & Patrick Walsh (Impreza) were on a charge and fastest time on stage 3 saw them leap ahead of Lloyd. With stage 4 cancelled stage 5 was the first long stage of the event and Simpson went fastest to close to just a second of Cole, who was also beaten by Lloyd. Stage 6 saw Simpson take the lead by a single second but it was Lloyd who went fastest to be joint 2nd. Cole went fastest on the final stage to book end the rally and take victory by 1 second from Lloyd with Simpson slipping back to 3rd overall. Read More »