Organiser: Dovey Valley Motor Club Date: January 30/31 Where: Mid-Wales Championships:
WAMC, ANWCC & AWMMC Route: 125 Miles Starters: 53.
Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/Gwawr Hughes made a perfect start to their campaign to claim a
hat trick of Welsh Championship titles by taking outright victory on the Rali Mike
Darowen Bro Ddyfi, the first round of this year’ series.
It was a tough event, just 24 of the 53 starters made it to the Finish. The winners
dropped almost 16 minutes but were still two minutes ahead of the runners up, Stefan
‘DR’ Davies/Michael Gilbey. An 11 miles/22 minute section in the traditional Bro
Ddyfi area around Aberhosen caused particular difficulties; the fastest crews picked
up three minutes of penalties, whilst others dropped ten times that.
Robert Pugh/Justin Davies and Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Dylan Jenkins went out with broken
shafts, while top seeds Dale Furniss/Nick Bloxham withdrew after damaging their Golf.
A broken gearbox caused Steven John Williams/Carl ‘Slate’ Jones out on the second
section, while engine problems stopped Meilyr Evans/Andrew Edwards.
Motorsport News - 3rd February 2016
Rali Mike Darowen Bro Ddyfi
Sponsored by DMS Ltd
Dovey Valley Motor Club
30th/31st January 2016
Winners: Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/Gwawr Hughes (VW Golf GTi)