Marshall comes from be­hind for DCC

DCC Stages

Motor Sport News - - Rally Report - By John Fife Re­sults By Peter Scherer

Or­gan­iser: Dun­fermline Car Club When: April 2 Where: Inglis­ton, Ed­in­burgh Cham­pi­onships: Scot­tish Tar­mack Rally Cham­pi­onship, Bor­der Chal­lenge, AS Per­for­mance North of Eng­land Rally Cham­pi­onship Stages: 7

John Marshall won the DCC Stages Rally at Inglis­ton when he came from be­hind to snatch vic­tory from Gary Adam by seven sec­onds on the fi­nal stage. Alis­tair Inglis just lost out on the run­ner-up po­si­tion af­ter ty­ing with Adam.

In damp, greasy con­di­tions, Adam got off to the best start of the day in his Ford Es­cort Mk2, with Marshall’s Subaru Im­preza fastest on the sec­ond test. Adam fought back on the third, with Bruce Ed­wards snatch­ing sec­ond fastest in the Darrian, equalling Nigel Feeney’s time in his Im­preza.

Inglis was an­other to join in the close-fought bat­tle with his Lo­tus Ex­ige and the five of them fought tooth and nail all day un­til Feeney dropped out of the lead with fuel feed prob­lems in the penul­ti­mate test.

Go­ing into the fi­nal stage, Adam’s two-sec­ond ad­van­tage was look­ing ecid­edly shakey as the grey skies dark­ened and the rain fell heav­ier. Over the fi­nal rain-soaked test, Marshall snatched vic­tory with a time nine sec­onds quicker. Inglis al­most caught Adam and had to set­tle for third place af­ter the tie de­cider had to be ap­plied.

Ed­wards was fourth, but it was young Sean Rob­son who had the drive of the day, tak­ing fifth place in his Citroen C2 R2 Max ahead of the Honda-en­gined Es­cort Mk2 of Hamish Kin­loch.

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