Welsh road rally ti­tles are wrapped up for ‘GT’ Roberts as Jenk­ins cel­e­brates at 30,000ft

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

By fin­ish­ing in sixth place on the Powys Lanes Rally on Satur­day night, Mark ‘GT’ Roberts se­cured his sec­ond Welsh Road Rally Cham­pi­onship ti­tle, 10 years af­ter his first.

The Welsh Border Car Club driver had missed the pre­vi­ous three rounds while re­cov­er­ing from a gallstone op­er­a­tion. His task had been made eas­ier as Kevin Davies, who has taken max­i­mum cham­pi­onship points on six rounds, was un­able to con­test the whole se­ries.

The Nav­i­ga­tors’ ti­tle was also de­cided on the Powys Lanes, the penul­ti­mate round of the se­ries. Dy­lan Jenk­ins, who has topped the ta­ble for most of the year, was de­clared cham­pion de­spite not start­ing the rally. He was fly­ing back from Las Ve­gas while the rally was tak­ing place. An elated Jenk­ins de­clared that “not many peo­ple can say that they won the Welsh at 39,000 feet!”

He headed Dafydd Sion Lloyd – who needed to fin­ish third but man­aged only fifth – and Michael Gil­bey who re­tired with clutch fail­ure.

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