Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Rally - Plains sailing



In all of last weekend’s excitement I almost forgot to mention that David Weston and Kirsty Riddick were on winning form at the Plains rally in their Subaru Impreza scoring a narrow 6 second victory over Josh Moffett and John Rowan in their Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Euan Thorburn and Richard Cooke were on the case in their Ford Focus WRC02 until they punctured a tyre on the third stage compounded by a bit of an engine stall on the fifth. They finished 24 seconds behind Weston, but 34 ahead of Hugh Hunter.

Neil Shanks co-drove ‘adopted Scot’ Wayne Sisson into an excellent 12th place in the Arnside Motorsport Evo10.

There were more Westons and Riddicks further down the field with Keith Riddick and Mairi Riddick finishing 51st (and 1st in class) in their MG ZR while Ryan Weston and Mark McCulloch finished in 54th place (and 4th in class) in their Proton Satria.

Both Gordon Alexander/Ian Clark in the MG and Scott and David Sloan in their Corsa failed to get beyond Stage 2.

Of particular note, it is perhaps worth recording that the event attracted 167 entries for the six stage, 40.7 mile event in north west Wales!

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