Gid­dings takes Gwynnespeed ti­tle with help from ri­val Robin­son

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

James Gid­dings won the Gwynnespeed Rally Chal­lenge cham­pi­onship last week­end, but not be­fore a fel­low com­peti­tor drove 100 miles to help re­pair his Citroen C2’s parts.

The Rock­ing­ham Stages was the last round of the cham­pi­onship, where dou­ble points were on of­fer.

Gid­dings suf­fered mul­ti­ple me­chan­i­cal is­sues, but fel­low cham­pi­onship com­peti­tor Charlie Robin­son – who wasn’t com­pet­ing at Rock­ing­ham – helped to get the parts to re­pair Gid­dings’ car.

“Ev­ery­thing that could have went wrong, went wrong,” said Gid­dings. “We had elec­tri­cal trou­ble, a prob­lem with the fan, the oil fil­ter hous­ing came off, and then on Sun­day the wheel bear­ing col­lapsed.”

Gid­dings’ co-driver Dan John­son had al­ready sealed the co-drivers’ crown while the driver used cau­tion on Sun­day just to fin­ish and seal the hon­ours.

Mat Wheeler won the event with a bril­liant per­for­mance, and took sec­ond in the cham­pi­onship in the process. Ryan Gib­son took sec­ond on the event and third in the cham­pi­onship.

Gid­dings took ti­tle at Rock

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