Organiser: Aberystwyth & District Motor Club Date: July 16 Where: Sweet Lamb Championships:
None Route: 11 Tests Starters: 75.
Andy Davies/Max Freeman emerged from a three-way battle for the lead to win the Ystwyth
Targa Rally on Sunday. At the halfway mark, they held a narrow 10 second lead over
last year’s winners Rhodri Evans/Cadog Davies, who, in turn, were just 9 seconds
ahead of Mark Lennox/Ian Beamond. Matters were decided on the two tests after the
break when Davies/Freeman took 20 seconds out of their rivals. They cantered home
to take their second win on the event in three years.
Evans/Davies maintained the challenge, taking fastest on two of the afternoon tests,
and were well clear of third placed Lennox/Beamond by the Finish.
It proved to be a tough event, with 29 of the 75 starters failing it make it to the
Finish. Rob Walters/Michael Gilbey had been expected to challenge for the win, but
were side-lined on the first test by broken transmission.