Davies and Wil­liams beat late power drama

Motor Sport News - - Bhrc Report - Si­mon Gronow

Af­ter set­ting fastest time on the first five stages, alarm bells rang for Dy­lan Davies/llion Wil­liams as their Subaru Impreza lapsed onto two cylin­ders on the fi­nal stage of the day.

De­spite the re­sult­ing mis­fire, they nursed the car home to a de­served 24-sec­ond vic­tory.

Ini­tially, Richard Hill/stef­fan Evans were Davies’ near­est chal­lengers, shar­ing fastest time on SS1 and set­ting sec­ond fastest times on the next two tests be­fore los­ing time in Caeo.

An off-colour Mar­tyn Eng­land made a slug­gish start in his Ford Fi­esta R5+, but he and wife Dawn upped their pace in the af­ter­noon, with fastest time on the fi­nal stage help­ing them over­take Hill for the run­ner-up spot.

Andy Davies and Dale Bowen (who won their class on the pre­vi­ous evening’s Bro Caron Road Rally) had a steady run by Davies’ usual stan­dards to fin­ish fourth in their Subaru Impreza, and they were fol­lowed home by Wug Ut­ting/bob Stokoe, who en­joyed the qual­ity of the stages in their sim­i­lar car.

The trip from Ire­land proved worth­while for Wil­liam Creighton/liam Re­gan, who en­joyed a day’s test­ing for their forth­com­ing Bri­tish cham­pi­onship cam­paign, the pair mak­ing their first visit to these stages and win­ning their class in their Peu­geot 208 R2.

Mark Christo­pher/kevin Watkins won the Gwynnespeed Chal­lenge as the only cham­pi­onship en­trants.

Davies beat a mis­fire to win

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