ROAD RALLY ROUND-UP

Motor Sport News - - Rally Reports - Ian Mills

The Rali Bro Caron, round two of the Welsh Cham­pi­onship, was won in em­phatic style by Kevin Davies/dale Bowen, mak­ing it the driver’s fourth win in suc­ces­sion. At the half­way point there was a tight four-way fight for the lead be­tween the even­tual win­ners, Daniel Jones/ger­wyn Barry, Stef­fan ‘DR’ Davies/michael Gil­bey and Thomas Lewis/dafydd Sion-lloyd. How­ever, all of the three lat­ter crews hit prob­lems in the sec­ond half.

Jones/ Barry broke a throt­tle ca­ble and had to cut the route to the Fin­ish. Davies/ Gil­bey’s Es­cort de­vel­oped a mis­fire soon af­ter the restart and even­tu­ally had a cam fol­lower break, while Lewis/ Lloyd suf­fered a punc­ture on the last sec­tion. These prob­lems al­lowed Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/dy­lan Jenk­ins to move up from fifth at the half­way point to take the run­ner-up spot at the end.

The win of the Ex­pert Class had to be de­cided on a fur­thest clean tie-break af­ter James Davies/ge­orge Eadon and Ge­orge Wil­liams/richard ‘Tyson’ Mor­ris fin­ished on equal penal­ties. The for­mer crew took the de­ci­sion and sixth over­all.

With Kevin Davies look­ing un­beat­able at the mo­ment, his ri­vals for the Welsh ti­tle can only hope that work com­mit­ments may mean that the Llan­fi­hangel-ar-arth driver can­not con­test the whole se­ries.

Davies/bowen splashed to pres­ti­gious event win

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