Hodge, Wells, An­drew and Hone take ti­tles

Motor Sport News - - Btrda: Trackrod Rally - STAR OF THE RALLY

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 –

Richard Wells capped off RF1.6 sea­son with vic­tory Fa­ther-and-son duo Jor­dan and Paul Hone won 1400

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