Organiser: Welsh Border Car Club Date: May 04/05/06 Where: Powys Championships: None
Route: 220 Miles Starters: 68.
With three-quarters of the two-night Border 200 Road Rally behind them Mark ‘GT’
Roberts/Steve Price appeared to be cruising to a comfortable win, however it was
Daniel Jones/Gerwyn Barry who were destined to take victory. Welsh Border Car Club
members had long harboured a plan to run a road rally over two consecutive nights
on their patch. It finally came to fruition last weekend and was executed with a
superb level of organisation.
Roberts/Price led from the off and by the end of the Friday night and a lead of a
minute over Jamie Jukes/Dale Bowen, with Jones/Barry close behind in third. By Petrol
on Saturday night the Golf duo’s advantage was almost a minute and a half. Jukes
had retired and Jones/Barry were clear in second. However it then all went wrong
for the leaders; their car hit a large patch of water and faltered; a severe misfire
caused them to drop over a minute. This allowed the winners to charge through to
take a narrow win on, for them, unfamiliar territory.
The win gave Jones a remarkable double as he was also the winner of the last two-night
rally, the Cilwendeg in 2003.
Andy Davies/Michael Gilbey had retired on Friday night, but came back to win the
Trophy Rally, which ran alongside the second night of the main event.
Motorsport News - 9th May 2018
Border 200 Road Rally
Sponsored by Philip Paul Car Centre
Welsh Border Car Club
4th/5th/6th May 2018
Winners: Daniel ‘Lwni’ Jones/Gerwyn Barry (Ford Escort)