ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP
Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/ Dylan Jenkins held off a late charge from Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/gwawr Hughes to win the Eagle Road Rally on Saturday night.
The latter crew had been over two minutes behind at the petrol halt, which was taken at two-thirds distance. However, they narrowed the gap to just six seconds at the Finish, but just missed out on the win.
Kevin Davies/ Dale Bowen had been in second place at Petrol but retired in the second half. Dale Furniss/ Nick Bloxham were also non-finishers due to a broken exhaust on their Volkswagen Golf.
It was a tough event with just 31 of the 72 starters making the finish.
With the winners of the first four rounds of the HRCR Championship absent, Howard Warren/ Iain Tullie took a clear win on round five, the Hughes Historic on Sunday.
The event was run in memory of clerk of the course Andy Gibson, who had died in the week leading up to the rally.