STAGE WIN­NERS

Motor Sport News - - Brc: Mid Wales Stages - SS1, Hafren/ Sweet Lamb 1 (15.91 miles) SS4, My­herin (9.79 miles) SS5, Hafren/ Sweet Lamb 2 (15.91 miles) SS6, My­herin/ Pikes Peak (7.81 miles)

the last two years.”

Cave ce­mented the podium spot with a strong drive on the fi­nal day. The Welsh­man has been in an R2 car for two years and only done two events in an R5 so was set­tling into the car well, de­spite a huge crash in test­ing at the Red Kite Stages where he rolled down into a ravine af­ter a me­chan­i­cal is­sue. Both he and co-driver James Mor­gan com­mented how good it was to be back in the car.

Scots Bo­gie and Thor­burn rounded out the top five. De­spite a clash while over­tak­ing Cronin, Bo­gie brought the Skoda home to the fin­ish. Thor­burn had a solid rally, with only a cou­ple of hairy mo­ments and a spin, and the Peu­geot worked well de­spite its rep­u­ta­tion for un­re­li­a­bil­ity.

Ir­ish­man Josh Mof­fett de­liv­ered an ex­cel­lent sixth place as oth­ers around him suf­fered at­tri­tion or mis­takes in the con­di­tions. The reign­ing Ir­ish For­est cham­pion dealt with the con­di­tions well and his R5 was in good shape ready for West Cork at the fin­ish ramp. Ed­wards sealed sev­enth ( see above), while Jonny Greer had a rel­a­tively un­event­ful rally to fin­ish ahead of Cronin, who couldn’t have had a more event­ful rally if he’d tried. He's also off to West Cork. ■

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