Sunday 2 April 2017

Rally - Tindall tops

Another cracking day at Ingliston this time for the DCC Junior Stages with the 14-17 year olds belting around the 8 stages in their 1 litre 'power monsters'. Ewan Tindall in his Citroen C1 claimed victory by 15 seconds from Finlay Retson driving a borrowed Nissan Micra.

At the halfway point, Jude MacDonald in his Skoda Citigo was tied with Tindall for the lead, but he slipped back during the afternoon when he felt unwell and didn't complete the final two stages. There was nothing seriously wrong with Jude, but the on-event Doc dropped by for a chat just to be sure.

Retson was only 2 seconds behind the tying twosome at the mid-way point, but as the weather warmed up, the Micra's tyres started to go off big time, although that didn't stop Retson leaning on them pretty hard. Johnnie MacKay was delighted with third place in his Suzuki Alto, his first podium finish.

1, Ewan Tindall, 42m 22s
2, Finlay Retson, 42m 37s
3, Johnnie MacKay, 43m 48s
4, Lewis Winder, 44m 18s
5, Andrew Blackwood, 44m 44s
6, Peter Beaton, 45m 42s

(Longer report in the on-line mag next week!)

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