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Class 1 went the way of Joe Cun­ning­ham/ Marc Fowler (Vaux­hall Corsa) by over two min­utes af­ter a day-long bat­tle with the Vaux­hall Nova of Andy Fawcett/chris Purvis ended when they re­tired on the penul­ti­mate stage. It hadn’t been all plain sail­ing for Fawcett as a fuel star­va­tion is­sue ham­pered his bid on SS1 so he was play­ing catch up un­til he went out. Stephen Beth­waite/ann Forster ended up as run­ners up, with the sim­i­lar Vaux­hall Nova of An­drew and Rachel Foster third.

Steven Ir­win/ Neil Bye took an easy Class 2 win in their Vaux­hall Nova, see­ing off cir­cuit racer Paul Sheard and co-driver Steve Hall­mark in their Mazda MX-5 by well over a minute, while brothers Mark and John Gaskin swapped seats for this event and came away with third in their Citroen Saxo, just three sec­onds back.

Steve Quigley/tom Hutch­ings won Class 3 af­ter a long bat­tle with the sim­i­lar car of Alis­tair and Joe Hutchin­son as they were only sep­a­rated by three sec­onds at the fin­ish. Stu­art Gilks/ Michael Boyns claimed third in their Tal­bot Sun­beam, al­beit a minute fur­ther down.

Alan Kirkaldy/ Garry Muir headed Class 4 and took the win nearly four min­utes ahead of Mike Tay­lor/ Martin Haggett (Tal­bot Sun­beam), with Mike Bayliss/ Ken Bills third in their BMW. Fan­cied run­ners James Shar­rock/ Martin Kenyon stopped on SS5 to end their bid.

Peter Stephen­son/ Ian Win­dress (Ford Fo­cus WRC) won Class 5, 38 sec­onds ahead of Barry Ren­wick/steve Dargan (Pro­ton Milling­ton), with John Stone/tommi Mead­ows (Ford Fi­esta) next, half a minute down.

Class 6 went the way of Philip Thomp­son/ Fred Roberts, who took the win by 10 sec­onds over the only other class fin­ish­ers, John Ni­chol­son/ Peter Lit­tle­field, both crews in Ford Es­corts.

Re­sults 1 Guy Smith/ Pa­trick Walsh (Ford Fo­cus WRC) 55m26s; 2 Ash­ley Field/ Fred Field (Dar­rian T90 GTR+) +25s; 3 Paul Swift/ Jes­sica Swift (Ford Es­cort); 4 Alan Kirkaldy/ Garry Muir (Ford Es­cort); 5 Peter Stephen­son/ Ian Win­dress (Ford Fo­cus WRC); 6 Barry Ren­wick/ Steve Dargan (Pro­ton Milling­ton Sa­tria); 7 John Stone/tommi Mead­ows (Ford Fi­esta S2000); 8 David White/ Kurt Doane (Subaru Im­preza); 9 Steve Quigley/tom Hutch­ings (Re­nault Clio); 10 Alis­tair Hutchin­son/joe Hutchin­son (Re­nault Clio).

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