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riponian16 (6)There aren’t many finer places than the North Yorkshire moors and the crews tackled them on a crisp late Winters day. Charlie Payne & Carl Williamson (Fiesta) blew the others away on stage 1, going 11 seconds faster than their nearest rivals over the 4.4 mile stage. It was the Satria S2000 crew of Ollie Mellors & Ian Windress who were 2nd thanks to fastest stage times on SS3 & SS4 bringing the gap down to 3 seconds, at the mid event service.

With the afternoon loop being a re-run of the same stages Payne went fastest on stage 6, the lead back up to 12 seconds and joint fastest on the next stage and two more fastest times on the final 3 stages saw him take victory by 17 seconds from Mellors. Steve Petch Jnr & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5) could only match the top two on a handful of stages, losing time elsewhere as they ended up 3rd overall over a minute further back. Mat Smith & Giles Dykes (Satria) were an impressive 6th overall and 1st 2WD crew home with Darren Moon & Richard Crozier (Escort MkII) half a minute further back but the 1st Historic crew overall.

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