Organiser: Teifi Valley Motor Club Date: April 07/08 Where: Pembrokeshire Championships:
None Route: 110 Miles Starters: 72.
Robert Stephens/Nathan Summer moved from second place at the petrol halt to take
a clear victory on the Rali Bro Preseli on Saturday night. The annual novice-oriented
event, from which Expert crews are excluded from entering, attracted a near capacity
of 72 for a very wet and slippery route through the Preseli Mountains.
Regular autograss competitor Daniel Owen James, navigated by Hefin Jones, started
at Car 58 and was the surprise leaders at the halfway point. They were the only crew
to have cleaned the section through the Glogue Quarry, which was timed to the minute.
Combined with quick times on all other sections in the first half, they held a 26
second lead at Petrol. However they couldn’t quite maintain that pace in the second
half and fell to fourth overall at the Finish, although they were still seven minutes
ahead of any other Novice Class crew.
Th winners dropped just over a minute after the restart and came home as well-deserved
winners. Heulyn Phillips/Wyn Mathias moved from sixth at Petrol to take the runner
up spot, just holding off a late challenge from Eifion Thomas/Dewi Davies for the
Nigel Nelson continued his run of bad luck, when he and navigator Rhys Lewis retired
their Impreza with engine problems in the early part of the event.
Motorsport News - 11th April 2018
Rali Bro Preseli
Sponsored by Arjay Factors (Cardigan) Ltd & Robins Taxis
Teifi Valley Motor Club
7th/8th April 2017
Winners: Robert Stephens/Nathan Summers (Ford Escort)