Organiser: Lampeter & District Motor Club Date: February 18/19 Where: West Wales
Championships: WAMC Route: 105 Miles Starters: 89.
The Rali Bro Caron, Round 2 of the Welsh Championship, was won in emphatic style
by Kevin Davies/Dale Bowen, making it the driver’s fourth win in succession. At the
halfway point there was a tight four-way fight for the lead between the eventual
winners, Daniel Jones/Gerwyn Barry, Steffan ‘DR’ Jones/Michael Gilbey and Thomas
Lewis/Dafydd Sion-Lloyd. However all of the three latter crews hit problems in the
Jones/Barry broke a throttle cable and had to cut route to the Finish. Jones/Gilbey’s
Escort developed a misfire soon after the restart and eventually had a cam follower
break, while Lewis/Lloyd suffered a puncture on the last section. These problems
allowed Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Dylan Jenkins to move up from fifth at the halfway point
to take the runner up spot at the end.
The win of the Expert Class had to be decided on a furthest clean tie-break after
James Davies/George Eadon and George Williams/Richard ‘Tyson’ Morris finished on
equal penalties. The former crew took the decision and sixth overall.
Last year’s winning driver John Davies was unable to start so loaned his car to Justin
Davies, who teamed up with Aled Richards. Understandably they were not on the winner’space but still came in ninth.
With Kevin Davies looking unbeatable at the moment, his rivals for the Welsh title
can only hope that work commitments may mean that the Llanfihangel-ar-arth driver
cannot contest the whole series.