Ret­son takes con­vinc­ing Crail Ju­nior vic­tory

Motor Sport News - - Rally Reports - Photos:john Fife

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.

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