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After the 3rd UK Lockdown motorsport restarted in mid April and our first trip out was to Snetterton for the 2nd round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship. There was a stellar entry and heading them up were 2020 Snetterton Stages winners Frank Bird & Jack Morton, in their Fiesta Rally2 (R5 MkII). They were up against it though as BRC regulars and WRC2 competitors Rhys Yates & James Morgan (Fiesta Rally2) were 2nd on the road. Yates took the first 4 stages to lead by 15s at the lunch break. Bird came out fighting and took stage 5 before Yates took stages 6 & 7. On the final stage Bird went fastest but Yates took victory by 14s, as the pair were evenly matched through the afternoon.

Behind them Mark Kelly & Neil Colman (Fiesta R5) completed the podium, almost a minute and a half back from Yates. An impressive 4th overall were Elliot Payne & Cameron Fair (Fiesta R5) in their 4WD debut with Kevin Procter & David Bellerby (Fiesta S2000) completing the top 5. In the 2WD battle David Henderson & Chris Williams (Escort MkII) took victory, in 7th overall. Chris West & Keith Hounslow (Porsche 997 GT3) were next up in 9th overall and the 2WD podium was completed by Josh Payton & Jamie Vaughan (Escort MkII) in 12th place overall.

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