BENT­LEYS DOM­I­NATE IN­AU­GU­RAL BALTIC RALLY

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Pre-war bent­leys con­quered the en­durance Rally as­so­ci­a­tion’s in­au­gu­ral baltic clas­sic Rally, tak­ing the three top spots in the vin­tageants cat­e­gory. Pek­ing-toParis euro­pean cup winners, bill cleyn­dert and Jac­qui nor­man, added to their tro­phy cab­i­net, which in­cludes, a win at the 2015 Road to Man­dalay, af­ter hold­ing their lead from the copen­hagen start to the ber­lin fin­ish in this 1925 bent­ley 3/4.5 litre.

they were fol­lowed by gra­ham and Ma­rina good­win in their 1925 bent­ley su­per sports, fol­low­ing a tough bat­tle with lars and an­nette Rol­ner who had to set­tle for third place, with just 12 sec­onds sep­a­rat­ing the two crews.

start­ing from copen­hagen’s clar­ion on 28 May, the 14-day rally raced through swe­den, Fin­land, es­to­nia, latvia, lithua­nia and Poland be­fore fin­ish­ing in ber­lin on 10 June, cov­er­ing more than 2610 miles.

in the clas­sics cat­e­gory, the 1972 Dat­sun 240Z of bel­gium’s Rene De­clercq and eric claeys claimed vic­tory, 39 sec­onds ahead of gavin and Diana hen­der­son’s 1965 Porsche 911. third place went to David and Jo Roberts in their 1968 tri­umph tR250.

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