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