Retson takes convincing Crail Junior victory
Finlay Retson scored a dominant win in the Crail Summer Stages Junior Rally winning by almost a minute in his Citroen C1.
Ewan Tindall was second in another C1 while Harry Chalmers lost a chunk of time in the first stage in his VW Up when handbraking the car round a hairpin near the stage finish. He yanked the lever too hard, beyond the ratchet, and it jammed, locking the rear outside wheel.
Lewis Winder finished fourth in his Nissan Micra despite sticking front brake callipers on the first two stages. These were fixed at service before the problem reappeared on the final two. Jude Macdonald finished fifth in his Micra but, due to the long straights at Crail, he encountered a never before experienced problem - brake-fade. Johnnie Mackay rounded off the top six in another Micra with Josh Hislop failing to finish when a driveshaft broke on his Peugeot 107 on the first stage.