Sunday 11 July 2021

Rally - Mach1, Day 2

Left to Right: Alistair, Gordon, Colin and Calum
Making it 3 victories from six Mach1 Stages events were the Inglis brothers, Alistair and Colin, scoring a very close 22 second victory over Gordon Morrison and Calum MacPherson after almost 100 miles of stages.

Completing the podium line-up were Tom Blackwood and Gordon Winning with 4th placed Ian Forgan and Chris Lees completing the Fiesta R5 domination.

Overnight leader Derek McGarrity struck trouble on the second stage this morning. “I’ve chipped a tooth in 2nd gear,” he explained, “It’s happened before so I knew what was wrong, so to save the ‘box I just selected 3rd and drove it out of the stage.”

That left Inglis in the lead but Morrison’s bid to close the gap was thwarted twice this morning when he was baulked by two competitors he was catching.

Bruce Edwards was the first non Ford home finishing 5th in the flame spitting Darrian with Kyle Adam scoring an impressive 6th overall in the Escort Mk2.

And just when Ian Paterson thought he was going to score a top ten finish in his Subaru, the gearbox let go – again. No doubt the air inside the car was a deeper blue than the paintwork.

Morrison was the first to shake Inglis’ hand at the finish, well nearly, he remembered his social distancing just in time, but congratulated him on his win.

“That was a cracking day’s sport,” said Inglis, “it was balls out stuff. The brakes are so good on these cars that the brain wants to brake long before the brakes do!”

Provisional Leaderboard (after 12 of 12 stages)

1, Inglis/Inglis, 97m49s

2, Morrison/MacPherson, 98m 11s

3, Blackwood/Winning, 99m 20s

4, Forgan/Lees, 99m 32s

5, Edwards/Smith, 101m 04s

6, Adam/Brown, 102m 04s

7, Bradley/Crozier, 102m 40s

8, Fitzelle/Mason, 103m 25s

9, Dalgleish/Dalgleish, 103m 31s

10, McQuillan/Turnbull, 103m 59s

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