RALLY FIRST & 1400

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es­pe­cially when the back steps out. Ste­fan gave me a real telling off,” ad­mit­ted Hodge at the fin­ish.

Re­tal­lick ad­mit­ted to “need­ing to get my head into race mode” at first ser­vice and upped her pace on the sec­ond loop. But her rally ended in Dalby, parked up at the road­side with me­chan­i­cal is­sues. Wells drove ten­ta­tively early on but picked up speed in the later stages and took the over­all Rally First spoils on the day.

Jor­dan and Paul Hone (Pro­ton Sa­tria) be­came the BTRDA 1400 cham­pi­ons for 2016, tak­ing their third 1400S class win of the year, and a third max­i­mum points haul which over­turned erst­while 1400 cham­pi­onship lead­ers Neil An­drew/ Do­minic Adams, who had not en­tered the Track­rod. An­drew/adams still se­cured 1400C ti­tle hon­ours.

Af­ter a steady morn­ing the North­ern Ir­ish­men ar­rived at ser­vice and peered un­der the bon­net. “The brake fluid’s boil­ing,” said driver, Jor­dan. “It’s fine on short stages but we nearly lost the brakes on Lang­dale.” They backed off slightly in the af­ter­noon to com­pen­sate but still had suf­fi­cient pace to stay ahead of Joe Evett/phil Hall (MG ZR). Carl Davies/richard Jones made the long trip from Wales worth­while by fin­ish­ing third and win­ning class 1400C in their Nis­san Mi­cra.

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