Congratulations to Adrien Fourmaux and Alexandre Coria who took victory on Rally Yorkshire. Fourmaux was fastest on all six stages leading him to a 44.6 second win over Garry Pearson and Daniel Barritt, with Stephen Petch and Michael Wilkinson claiming the final position on the podium.
Rally Yorkshire Podium
1st Adrien Fourmaux / Alexandre Coria Ford Fiesta Rally2 0:54:18.3
3nd Garry Pearson / Daniel Barritt VW Polo R5 +0:00:44.6
2nd Stephen Petch / Michael Wilkinson Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo +0:02:23.5
Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke fought their way to win the Historic Cup, beating Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis into second place by 5.3 seconds. Steve Bannister and Callum Atkinson claimed third on the last stage when Seb Perez and Gary McElhinney struck problems dropping them down.
Historic Cup Awards
Category 1 Richard Acze l/ Allan Harryman Porsche 911
Category 2 Seb Perez / Gary McElhinney Porsche 911 RS
Category 3 Matthew Robinson / Sam Collis Ford Escort RS1800
Category 4a No finisher eligible
Category 4b James Brady / Jack Brady Porsche 911
Category K Jason Pritchard / Phil Clarke Ford Escort RS1800
Category H Mark Bentley / Edward Bentley Ford Escort Mk2
Elliot Payne and Tom Woodburn had a day long battle with Arron Newby and Jamie Edwards, eventually coming out on top by a slender 5.5 seconds. Last years champions David Henderson and Chris Lees rounded out the podium.
Forest Stages Podium
1st Elliot Payne / Tom Woodburn Ford Fiesta Rally2 0:42:32.6
2nd Arron Newby / Jamie Edwards Škoda Fabia R5 +0:00:05.5
3rd David Henderson / Chris Lees Ford Fiesta Rally2 +0:00:37.6
Land Rover Challenge
In class LR2 Miles Williams and Andy Dennis lead the field from start to finish, winning the first three stages and then managing the gap to second place Richard Wynne-Williams and Matthew Lowe. The finishing margin was 31.5 seconds.
In Class LR1 Danny Hedges and Josie Harris dominated the class by winning all the stages, which earned them a 1:29.6 victory over second place George Martin and Jack Bean.
Land Rover Challenge Awards
Class LR1 Danny Hedges/Josie Harris Land Rover Defender
Class LR2 Miles Williams/Andy Dennis Land Rover Bowler Defender 90
In class R53 Mick Smith and Paul Michael Stringer traded stage wins with Tim Green and Jordan Joines all event coming out with a 26.7 second winning margin.
In Class R50 Jacob Neal and Russell Thompson dominated the class winning every stage and built a lead of more than 3:30 minutes. Then a late time penalty for an early check-in cost them 2 minutes, but they still took the class win by more than 1:30 minute from Wesley Gilford and Julia Perry
MINI Challenge Awards
Class R50 Jacob Neal/Russell Thompson MINI Cooper R50
Class R53 Mick Smith/Paul Michael Stringer MINI Cooper S R53
Trackrod Motor Club Crews
Some good results for our members on Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.
The standout performance came from Jacob and Russell who despite gaining a late 2 minute penalty which dropped them down from 5th to 8th overall still won the R50 class, they then continued and completed the final 2 stages (which the MINI’s didn’t do). Hugh posted top 10 times all day with the occasional top 5 stage time on his way to 5th overall. Steve got faster throughout the day posting top 20 times on his way to a top 15 overall. Gary & Kirsty had a steady day on their way to a top 50 finish. Stuart & Joe unfortunately had an early bath with Alternator failure after SS3.
Trackrod Historic Cup
Car 370 Stuart Bell & Joe Bell – Retired after SS3
Trackrod Forest Stages
Car 105 Hugh Brunton 5th O/all, 4th in class B14
Car 116 Steve Pawson 12th O/all, 5th in class B13
Car 157 Gary Beckwith & Kirsty Angell 43rd O/all, 6th in class B11
Trackrod MINI Challenge
Car 361 Jacob Neal & Russell Thompson 8th o/all, 1st R50