Organiser: Welsh Border Car Club Date: August 04/05 Where: Mid-Wales Championships:
ANWCC Route: 65 Miles Starters: 56.
The Classic Lanes Road Rally provided Richy Williams/Will Atkins with their maiden
rally victory, the pair finishing a clear minute ahead of the field. However, this
margin was deceptive as a number of other leading crews hit problems, many of their
own making. It was a short but demanding rally, with even the front runners dropping
time at all but one control.
Robi Wood/Peredur Davies could have won but for two minutes lost when their Escort
drowned out in a ford. They recovered to take the runner up spot, finishing just
ten seconds ahead of the top seeds, Kev Bolver/Richard Jerman.
Most dramatically, the organisers threw out seven of the top fifteen crews for give
way offences. This was after first-hand experience and reports from numerous marshals
and officials on the route of continual breaches of the regulations regarding stopping
at specified junctions. Paul Morgan/Michael Gilbey would have won the rally but were
amongst those disqualified.