Only 3 of our lot actually started Saturday's Cambrian Rally with Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton having a most encouraging debut in their new Peugeot 208. They finished third overall setting three fastest times out of 8 stages on their way to the podium. And who knows, they might even have scored a win but for a spin on the fourth stage costing them 40 seconds in a ditch!
Barry Groundwater and Sean Donnelly finished just outside the top ten in eleventh place in their Mitsubishi while adopted Scot Wayne Sissons with Peter Foy alongside was ninth. And just for interest, Mull Rally regular Stephen Petch was eighth.
There was no luck at all for Brian Watson and Caroline Will. The Mitsubishi broke its suspension on the first stage and they didn't make the second.
1, Luke Francis/John H Roberts (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) B13, 47m 47s
2, Charles Payne/Carl Williamson (Ford Fiesta) B14, 0:00:01s
3, Euan Thorburn/Paul Beaton (Peugeot 208 T16 R5) B14, 0:00:30s
4, Connor McCloskey/Damien Duffin (MINI Cooper S) B14, 0:00:32s
5, Hugh Hunter/Andy Marchbank (Ford Fiesta R5) B14, 0:00:38s
6, Rhys Yates/Tom Woodburn (Ford Fiesta R5) B14, 0:00:38s
7, Stephen Petch/Michael Wilkinson (Ford Fiesta R5+) B14, 0:01:17s
8, Stephen Simpson/Andrew Roughead (Ford Fiesta) B14, 0:01:33s
9, Wayne Sisson/Peter Foy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) B13, 0:01:57s
10, Peter Stephenson/Patrick Walsh (Ford Focus) B14, 0:02:21s
11, Barry Groundwater/Sean Donnelly (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X) B13, 0:03:03s