Sunday, 15 November 2015

Rally - Scots in Wales



After an alternator problem cost him around 30 minutes on Friday, David Bogie and Kevin Rae didn’t re-start Day 2 on the main Wales Rally GB event. Jonny Greer with Kirsty Riddick had a bad day and dropped to 60th overall by the end of Saturday.

In the National Rally, the Scottish contingent are still going exceptionally well with Jock Armstrong leading last year’s winner Mike Faulkner, but look who is in fourth place. Fraser MacNicol is a star!  In fact, five of the top ten crews are Scottish with Jim McRae just outside the top ten in 11th place in the big silly Firenza – all that power and all that rain and mud. Mad.

And yes, I know Mike Storrar isn’t Scottish but anyone who rallies a Morris Marina with a Honda engine is also a star in my book!

Leaderboard at end of Day 2:
1, Jock Armstrong/Paula Swinscoe (Subaru Impreza)  1:32:29.3
2, Mike Faulkner/Peter Foy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX) 0:00:30.0
3, David Howells/Robin Hernaman (Subaru Impreza) 0:05:12.5
4, Fraser MacNicol/Aaron Johnston (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI) 0:05:27.2
5, Wug Utting/Bob Stokoe (Subaru Impreza N12b) 0:06:17.9
6, Simon Webster/Frank Richer (Ford Escort) 0:06:27.3
7, John Morrison/Peter Carstairs (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX) 0:07:13.5
8, Ben Friend/Cliff Simmons (Ford Escort) 0:07:20.5
9, Lee Hastings/Julie McGuire (Subaru Impreza) 0:07:38.8
10, Richard Sykes/Emma Morrison (Citroen DS3 R3T) 0:08:22.1

14, Jimmy McRae/Pauline Gullick (Vauxhall Firenza Can-Am) 0:09:19.8
47, Caroline Carslaw/John Duke (Ford Fiesta ST) 0:26:05.3
59, Michael Robertson/Gary McDonald (Subaru Impreza) 0:31:20.7
62, Carl Tuer/Robin Tuer (MG ZR Kit Car) 0:32:10.5
65, Mike Storrar/Andrew Jones (British Leyland ADO 28) 0:33:08.1
74, Iain Wilson/Keith Riddick (Subaru Impreza) 0:46:54.6
76, Thomas Gray/David Wilson (Proton Satria) 0:52:48.2

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