INGLIS IS LUCKY IN LEUCHARS FOR GRAN­ITE WIN

Motor Sport News - - Rally Reports - By John Fife Re­sults ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP

Or­gan­iser: Aberdeen & Dis­trict MC When: Oc­to­ber 22 Where: Leuchars Air Base, Leuchars, Fife Stages: 8 Starters: 58 and 13 ju­niors

Brothers Alis­tair and Colin Inglis won the in­au­gu­ral Gran­ite Rally at the for­mer Leuchars Air Base venue. Al­though they led from start to fin­ish in their Lo­tus Ex­ige, they were never al­lowed to re­lax as John Mar­shall and Scott Craw­ford were only 5 sec­onds adrift at close of play in their Subaru Im­preza.

Two sec­onds sep­a­rated the Mk2 bat­tlers with the Ford Es­cort of John Pater­son just pip­ping the sim­i­lar car of Gary Adam for third place, with Adam ad­mit­ting to a spin on the se­cond stage when he al­most went the wrong way at the split.

Ian Pater­son was fifth but only after re­mov­ing the Subaru’s anti-roll bar, which was foul­ing his steer­ing rack. Ian For­gan was a cau­tious sixth on his first time out in his new Im­preza.

John Rin­toul was slowed in his Group N Mit­subishi Lancer by a con­fu­sion of flash­ing warn­ing lights on his dash­board, but fin­ished sev­enth ahead of Bob Grant, who went the wrong way at one of the splits. He gal­lantly ad­mit­ted: “It was a team ef­fort!”

Alan Wal­lace and Rus­sell Mann rounded off the top 10 in their Mit­subishis, but Quintin Milne didn’t even com­plete the first stage when his newly ac­quired Mit­subishi broke its trans­fer box.

In his first time out for 11 years, Iain Grubb won the 1400 class from Drew Barker. Just 5s sep­a­rated the Citroen C2s of class win­ner Greg Inglis from Michael Har­bour.

In the sep­a­rate Ju­nior Rally, there was yet an­other 5s fin­ish­ing gap be­tween the reg­u­lar fron­trun­ning top two of Ewan Tin­dall and Fin­lay Ret­son.

Inglis earned hon­our of first Leuchars win­ner Gran­ite Rally

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