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tempest13 (128)Amidst the stormy weather we got a largely dry day down on the Tempest. As always it is split into two events and on the Tempest 4 rally Robert Swann & Aled Edwards (Impreza WRC) took victory from a flying Jamie Anderson & Chris Brooks (Evo IX) by just 7 seconds. Anderson was on it from the start and initially led in his group N Evo but Swann took the lead after stage 4 and steadily built it up to 28 seconds by the final stage but it almost went all wrong on the final stage as he dropped 21 seconds to Anderson on the final stage, but held on to take victory. Read More »


After several years of following the same schedule we mixed it up on the Tempest this year. Okay so it was the same old stages but in a different order and we got to see the most of this rally which provided a tight battle in both the Tempest 2 & Tempest 4. In the Tempest 4 Dan O’Brien & Mark Glennerster (Focus WRC) came out on top by 20 seconds after spending the first half of the rally behind Jason Pritchard & Dale Furniss (Focus WRC). It had been a good battle all day long as Pritchard looked set for a great debut result in a WR car but in the end he just held onto 2nd with Rob Swann & Darren Garrod (Impreza) only 4 seconds back. Read More »

Bonfire night and another trip down to Farnborough for the Tempest rally. As per the last few years the rally was split into two, the Tempest 2 and Tempest 4. In the Tempest 4 Michael O’Brien & Paul Spooner took victory debuting their latest Focus WRC.  The victory margin was just over a minute which was an excellent performance but eyes were drawn to the crew in 2nd place as it was Dan O’Brien & James Morgan out in a much older Focus WRC, that hasn’t been used by his father for a couple of seasons. Just 9 seconds back in third place were Jason Pritchard & Dale Furniss, in their group N Impreza. Read More »

Another enjoyable days rallying down South for the Tempest Rally. Once again we moved around taking in 3 different stages catching the finale of the 4WD rally last. Jason Pritchard & David Roberts (Impreza) shot out of the blocks and took an early lead against the WRC cars, in their group N car. A 15 second lead at 1st service became just 2 seconds at 2nd service and lo and behold John Lloyd & Adrian Cavenagh (Focus WRC) caught up on SS8 and then moved ahaed over the final two stages to win by 8 seconds. JLT team mates Andrew Barnes & Guy Simmons (Focus WRC) completed the podium 14 seconds behind Pritchard. Read More »

Tempest 09 (69)Our annual trip to the Aldershot/Farnborough area saw us take in the 2009 Tempest Rally. Now in it’s familiar format of two rallies, one for 4WD and one for the 2WD crews, we managed to take in several stages. In the 4wd rally Will Nicholls & Nick Broom (Impreza WRC) took a comfortable victory once the attentions of Marcus Dodd & Alun Cook (Accent WRC) disappeared with retirement at the mid-point of the event. It was the Focus WRC pairings of Andrew Barnes & Guy Simmons along with John Lloyd & Adrian Cavenagh who took second and third respectively. Read More »

tempost08_frontA tale of two rallies which saw David Harris take victory on the Tempest 2, after an event long battle with a number of crews, whilst in the Tempest 4 Marcus Dodd took a comfortable victory.

Three time previous winner Will Nicholls had been pushing, snatching the lead, before his engine let go.

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