Motor Sport News - - Reports: Galway Rally - Ian Mills

Phil Har­ris/ Dan Pid­geon in a Subaru Im­preza emerged as win­ners of the Prim­rose Rally af­ter be­ing in­volved in a night-long bat­tle for the lead with Tim Owen/jake Rams­den.

On an event timed wholly to the minute, Har­ris/ Pid­geon were the only crew to clean the open­ing sec­tion through Hal­don For­est. Owen/ Rams­den drew level and took the lead as the route headed south to the Teign­mouth area. The po­si­tions stayed the same be­tween the first and sec­ond petrol halts. How­ever the Citroen crew dropped a minute at each of two con­trols as the rally cir­cled Chris­tow, and the win­ners took a lead they weren’t to lose.

Roger Holder/ Peter Barnard were third but were 11 min­utes be­hind the run­ners-up at the end, just one minute ahead of Alan Frame/shaun Lay­land. James How/ Nic Jones had a prob­lem­atic night; they were pulled out of a ditch by Har­ris early on and also missed a PC later. They fin­ished in fifth.

Des Camp­bell/chris­tine Sanderson went one bet­ter than last year to claim pro­vi­sional vic­tory on the Aquarius Rally. They were pushed hard by Tom Wil­son/ Gra­ham Couser, who over­came a re­cent fam­ily be­reave­ment to claim sec­ond place.


Or­gan­iser: South Hams Mo­tor Club When: Fe­bru­ary 05/06 Where: Devon Cham­pi­onships: ASWMC Route: 130 miles

Starters: 28. 1 Phil Har­ris/ Dan Pid­geon (Subaru Im­preza) 5m00s; 2 Tim Owen/jake Rams­den (Citroen Saxo) +1m00s; 3 Roger Holder/ Peter Barnard (Im­preza); 4 Alan Frame/ Shaun Lay­land (Vaux­hall Corsa Sport); 5 James How/ Nic Jones (MG ZR); 6 Si­mon Hey­wood/ Sam Tre­lea­van (Honda Civic); 7 Paul Watts/ Paul Waterton (MG ZR); 8 Steve Con­ner/ Mark Dunker­ley (Ford Puma); 9 Dave Clif­ford/ Peter Black­ett (BMW 318i); 10 Mark Len­nox/ Ian Bea­mond (Ford Es­cort).

Class win­ners: Steve Pearce/ Mark But­ler (Corsa); Ben Grif­fin/ Nick Chap­man (Peu­geot 106); David Roper/ Si­mon Fuidge (Mit­subishi Pa­jero).

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