Caer­went ace Wil­lett takes an­other vic­tory in his Es­cort Mk2

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - By Si­mon Gronow

Or­gan­iser: For­resters CC When: Septem­ber 30 Where: Caer­went Train­ing Area Cham­pi­onships: CMSG; ASWMC; Ju­nior F1000 Rally Chal­lenge; FMP Rally Chal­lenge; AWMMC Heart of Eng­land Stage Rally Cham­pi­onship Stages: 6 Starters: 100 There was no stop­ping Dave Wil­lett/john Davies who took a dom­i­nant win on the Pa­triot Stages.

Driv­ing their re­cently re­built Ford Es­cort Mk2, the pair were fastest on ev­ery stage, end­ing the day with a win­ning mar­gin of over two min­utes.

An early spin cost Damian Cole/steve Durbin some time, and when their Es­cort suf­fered gear­box pad­dleshift is­sues later on, they weren’t able to chal­lenge Wil­lett.

Quick times on the fi­nal two stages en­abled Thomas Cooper to over­take his grand­fa­ther Phil Turner for the fi­nal podium po­si­tion in his Mit­subishi Lancer E9, as Mark Jasper/don Why­att dropped out of the top three with fuel prob­lems in their Es­cort.

In the Ju­nior F1000 event, El­liot Payne/dom Adams were also clear win­ners, tak­ing the cat­e­gory by over two min­utes in their Citroen C1.


1 Dave Wil­lett/john Davies (Ford Es­cort Mk2) 1h 07m 45s; 2 Damian Cole/ Steve Durbin (Es­cort Mk2) +2m20s; 3 Thomas Cooper/ Ian Davis (Mit­subishi Lancer E9); 4 Phil Turner/ Si­mon An­thony (Lancer E9); 5 Richard Mer­ri­man/ Kath Cur­zon (Dar­rian T90); 6 Craig Jones/ Ian Tay­lor (Lancer E9); 7 Llyr Jones/ Ian Meakin (Es­cort Mk2); 8 James Self/ Nick Vig­ors (Ford Fi­esta R5); 9 Glyn Cartwright/ Adrian Wilkes (Es­cort Mk2); 10 Trevor Kee­ble/ Daniel Jones (Es­cort Mk2).

Class win­ners: Paul Davis/ Keith Rich­ings (Vaux­hall Corsa); Tony Ren­dell/ Lisa Sime­one (Ford Es­cort Mk 1); Mer­ri­man/ Cur­zon; Gra­ham Hicks/ Steven Hicks (Es­cort Mk 2); Cole/ Durbin; Cooper/ Davis; Thomas Kevin Davies/ Owen Row­cliffe (Peu­geot 206); Stu­art Hart/ Cather­ine Far­rell (Mini 1275 GT); El­liot Payne/ Dom Adams (Citroen C1).

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