Sunday 24 September 2017

Rally - Kames capers

With victory on to-day's Albar Landscapes Kames Trophy Rally Ewan Tindall clinched outright victory in this year's Lawrence of Kemnay Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge. It was quite an emphatic demonstration too, setting 14 fastest or equal fastest times out of the 16 stages.

Running him close all day was Jude MacDonald just losing out by 24 seconds. The gap might have been a wee bit closer had it not been for an involuntary excursion up a banking on the 12th test!

Running fourth car on the road, Lewis Haining had just started the first stage when the rain came on, and as he leaned hard on the top left hander coming into the 'arena' the Toyota lost adhesion and he spun but still managed to finish third. Johnnie MacKay chased him hard in the Micra but had to settle for fourth ahead of Andrew Blackwood and Lewis Winder.

In the Senior rally, Colin Gemmell took his first win since swapping from a Subaru to a Ford Escort Mk2 with Ross Cree in second place and Martyn Douglas third, first time out in his newly acquired VW Polo GTI. Willie Pollock was fourth, but a lucky fourth, when the Mk1 executed a 'Strictly' quality pirouette avoiding another car at the exit from the merge.

Both Taylor Gibb and Nigel Feeney struck trouble - amongst other things - during the day. Full story to come in the on-line mag!

Albar Kames Junior Top 6
1 Ewan Tindall/Paul Hudson (Citroen C1) 29m 48s
2 Jude MacDonald/Michael Cruickshank (Skoda Citigo) 30m 12s
3 Lewis Haining/George Myatt (Toyota Aygo) 30m 55s
4 Johnnie Mackay/Gordon Reid (Nissan Micra) 31m 24s
5 Andrew Blackwood/Gordon Winning (Citroen C1) 31m 32s
6 Lewis Winder/Mike Baird (Nissan Micra) 31m 49s

Albar Kames Trophy Top 6
1 Colin Gemmell/Derek Keir (Ford Escort Mk2) 25m 42s 
2 Ross Cree/Jane Nicol (Ford Escort Mk2) 26m 05s 
3 Martyn Douglas/Brian Pringle (Volkswagen Polo GTI) 28m 35s 
4 William Pollock/David McLeod (Ford Escort Mk1) 29m 15s
5 Marc McCubbin/Joan Blackwood (Skoda Citigo) 30m 01s
6 Kevin Maguire/Paul Hunter (Skoda Fabia) 33m 05s

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