Saturday, 5 March 2016

Rally - BRC Day 1

Elfyn Evans held the overnight lead on the Mid Wales Stages with a 17.2 second advantage over Sweden's Fredrik Ahlin in another Fiesta. 52 seconds behind the rally leader, David Bogie was having his second run out in his new Skoda holding off Tom Cave in a Fiesta R5 and Euan Thorburn in the Peugeot - having survived a wall of death act along a banking in SS1 and a spin in SS2. Blair Brown survived his first forest stages in the dark to hold 26th place overall but 8th in class in his Fiesta R2T.
After 2 (of 6) Stages:
Nat A:
3, David Bogie/Kevin Rae (Skoda Fabia R5) 26m 43.0s
5, Euan Thorburn/Paul Beaton (Peugeot  208 R5) 27m 24.4s
26, Blair Brown/Richard Simmonds (Ford Fiesta R2T) 33m 27.9s
Alex Laffey/Andrew Roughead (Ford Fiesta R5) - Retd after SS2, engine failure

Osian Pryce led the National B event at the overnight halt by over 2 minutes from Jamie Jukes both in Mitsubishi Mirage R5 machines as was Robert Blomberg in third place. Lee Hastings was top placed Subaru Impreza driver in 7th place but Donnie MacDonald had a time on the first stage and seventh fastest on SS2 was only good enough to get him back up to 15th o/a.
Nat B:
7, Lee Hastings/Julie Mcguire (Subaru Impreza) 32m 44.9s
15, Donnie MacDonald/Andrew Falconer (Mitsubishi, Evo 9) 37m 19.7s
Thaarique Fazal/Amanda Burney (Vauxhall Nova) - DNS

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