Le Coadou and Sorensen re­cover from slow start to take Three Coun­ties vic­tory

Clos­est bat­tle of the day came in class A, where Carl Fricker/ Ryan Har­ris (Vaux­hall Nova), in the driver’s first rally for over 10 years, beat in form Ed­ward Lam­bert /Gareth Dray­ton (Peu­geot 106 Ral­lye) by three sec­onds.

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Ed­ward Todd/andrew Brown (GTM Coupe) fin­ished in third, four sec­onds be­hind.

Per­sis­tent driz­zle left com­peti­tors scrab­bling for grip on an un­pre­dictable sur­face, but both Kelly and Todd seemed un­wor­ried. They stormed off into the morn­ing mist and their pace caught ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing Le Coadou, un­awares: by stage three the Toy­ota man lay third, nine sec­onds in ar­rears. The re­al­i­sa­tion stung him into ac­tion; tak­ing a chance on in­ter­me­di­ate tyres, he went fastest on stages four and five to reel in the lead­ing pair. With a 16s lead es­tab­lished he erred on the safe side by fit­ting wets for the fi­nal two tests.

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