ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP
Having won the final round of the 2015 Scottish Navigational Championship, Dave Mackintosh and Duncan Cameron opened their 2016 account with victory on the first event of this year’s series, the Aquarius Navigational Rally. The pair took an emphatic win as they finished the event almost nine minutes ahead of their nearest rivals.
The Aquarius proved to be a matter of maintaining the correct route as most crews reported time consuming wrong slots. Matters were made more difficult by patches of thick fog along the route.
The runner-up spot was taken by the Peugeot 206 of Des Campbell/ Christine Sanderson.
They finished two minutes ahead of Drew Barker/ Stuart Waite, who were competing in an Audi A3.
The Clubman Rally was won by the Saab 96 V4 of David Heirs/ Maurice Millar.
From south of the border, Andy Whittaker/charlie Tynan (Proton Satria) had been expected to go well on the event but they non-started due to the driver being unwell. Aquarius Navigational Rally Organiser: Glenrothes Motorsport Club When: January 23/24 Where: Fife/ Perthshire Championships: HRCR
Premier Route: 120 Miles Starters: 14.
Results 1 Dave Mackintosh/ Duncan Cameron (Ford Fiesta) 6m41s; 2 Des Campbell/ Christine Sanderson (Peugeot 206) +8m50s; 3 Drew Barker/ Stuart Waite (Audi A3); 4 Harry Merry/ Graham Couser (Ford Fiesta); 5 Colin Christie/ David Law (Suzuki Ignis); 6 Michael Davison/josh Davison (Proton Compact); 7 Douglas Humphrey/ Chris Loudon (Mini Cooper); 8 David Heirs/ Maurice Millar (Saab 96 V4); 9 Jim Williams/jean Bruce (Land Rover Discovery); 10 Stuart Cobb/ Stewart Douglas (Toyota Yaris).
Class winners Experts: Campbell/ Sanderson; Clubman: Heirs/ Millar.