Hodge, Wells, Andrew and Hone take titles
Dominic Hodge and co-driver Stefan Arndt became 2016 Rally First champions with a determined drive that netted the Nissan Micra pairing second in Rally First on the day.
They were behind the 1.6 VW Polo of Richard Wells/calvin Houldsworth. However, their points haul gave them the RF 1.6 championship. Hodge started well, outpacing season-long rivals Emily and Eliot Retallick (Peugeot 205) on the opening pair of stages. Endeavouring to build on their early momentum they came within a whisker of throwing it away, surviving a massive sideways moment in Dalby. “Being flat out in third gear at 90mph really concentrates your mind –