ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP
Arwel Hughes-jones/ Dafydd Evans made it a hat-trick of wins on the Rali Meirion as they took victory once again on the Harlech event last weekend.
They finished the testing route just under a minute ahead of Welsh Championship frontrunners Dale Furniss/ Nick Bloxham.
However the main talking point at the Finish was the police observations of the event. The constabulary observed the rally and were unhappy with the driving standards of many competitors. In an attempt to improve the situation offending crews were reported to the organisers for penalties to be applied. The drivers could accept these penalties or face prosecution. As a result four crews, the most serious offenders, were excluded, while 14 others were given fails. This police policy will continue in forthcoming North Wales rallies.
These unusual circumstances shook up the final results, giving three novice crews top 10 finishes, thus immediately promoting them to Experts.