The Wyedean Stages on November 11th is the last round of the year. Taunton‚Äôs Dawn England starts the event at the top of the co-drivers leader board with husband Martyn currently holding 2nd overall in their Ford Fiesta R5+. After already competing on 6 rounds both will drop their lowest score of 5 points from their total.
Ilfracombe‚Äôs Andrew Richards is still in with a shout for the co-drivers title having secured a late run with Dave Peters in a Subaru Impreza.
Lampeter M.C.‚Äôs Andy Davies can still secure third overall or the FMP Gravel Driver‚Äôs Trophy with only one non-finish in the Championship all year. Andy is co-driven by Ammanford Motor Club‚Äôs Lee Taylor.
So soon after his outing on the Rally Wales GB, 19 year old Kalvin Green has decided to be content with clinching the FMP Junior Champion Drivers title and risk losing an overall podium position. Kalvin had a big task ahead of him on the Wales GB getting used to left hand drive and new notes. Despite going through a driveshaft, two CV joints and snapping a gearbox mount which finally ended his rally, Kalvin was happy to gain the experience in preparation for next year.
Richard Barrow will non start the Wyedean after he and Andrew Richards had a fraught time doing the National section of the Wales GB. After recording 13th fastest on Stage 1, a head gasket failure prevented them from starting the Sunday stages. With a host of other problems this year Richard has decided to take time out to get his Subaru sorted.
In light of an opportunity to compete with Nathan Cafereo in a Citroen DS3 R5 on the same weekend, co-driver Chris Sharpe-Simkiss is also content to take the Junior title and not Challenge for the overall champion spot. He has described the offer to compete on the Pokerstars Rally in the Isle of Man as ‚ÄėAn offer I couldn‚Äôt refuse‚Äô after being advised that it was a good career move after being selected for the prestigious MSA Academy. Following clarification of the section of the event entered under in his optional overseas round, I can confirm that Chris has 112 points, not 108.
Den Golding starts the rally with rallying legend Phil Collins in a 2.4 litre Opel Ascona.
No winning positions are deemed final from until beyond 12 noon on Saturday November 19th to allow contenders to query scores.
Top 10 positions
William Mains¬† – 146***** Martyn England – 113,¬† Kalvin Green – 100, J Andy Davies – 81, Richard Merriman – 77,¬† Richard Barrow¬† – 74,¬† Ron Morgan¬† – 73,¬† Aaron Jones¬† – 65¬†¬†¬† J, Thomas Cooper¬† 61¬†¬†¬† J, Sacha Kakad¬† – 59,
Dawn England – 113, Chris Sharpe-Simkiss 112*¬†¬† ¬†¬†J,¬† Arwel Jenkins¬† – 97****, Tudor Jenkins – 95, Andrew Richards –¬† 94, Marc Clatworthy***¬†¬† 80, Den Golding – 77, Owen Evans¬† – 65¬†¬†¬†¬† J,¬† Siobhan Pugh – 62¬†¬†¬†¬† J, Lee Taylor – 59
Equal points listed alphabetically
Points which include overseas scores:
*Manx National Rally ** Rallye Antibes *** ORC Canal Rally
**** ALMC Stages *****Wexford Rally
# Two Seats Trophy points scorer. ( ) Total combined score.
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