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In memory of Gareth ‘Jaffa’ Roberts 1987 - 2012

SPECTATOR PROGRAMME & SAFETY GUIDE

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The Nicky Grist Stages 2012 Dedicated to the memory of Gareth (Jaffa) Roberts (1987-2012) One of the reasons I was happy to give my name and support to this rally was due to realising that there were no rallies in Britain dedicated to the co-driver. Rallying is about a duo – sitting side by side and working together as one in a rally car. This partnership is one of total trust in each other, to a degree that supersedes any other sport I know. Every now and again, a talented co-driver comes along - Gareth was one of those, at 24 years old he already had massive experience, culminating in winning the WRC Academy last year. While he was just starting out, he had the ability to get to the very top of our profession. His recent loss on the Targa Florio Rally in Sicily has devastated us all, but it highlights that, while very rare, we do have fatalities and shows us that motorsport is truly dangerous; a part of why we love it all so much. Gareth dedicated himself to succeed in the sport and was on the road to a great career and has paid the ultimate price. So, it seemed only right and fitting to dedicate this year’s rally to his memory. More than anything else, Gareth, known as Jaffa to his friends, epitomised life. I am proud to say, he was a fellow Welshman, small in stature but with an immense laugh. You could always find him, by the laughter, sharing a joke in the service park, making him one of the most popular people on the circuit. The rally community is a small one, particularly here in Wales, and I have known Gareth and his co-driver brother Dai, for many years now. I watched Gareth grow from being a national competitor to co-driving on events in the WRC and maturing into a highly talented team player. The 2012 Nicky Grist Stages is dedicated to the memory of Gareth Roberts, where I know he will be joining you in what we hope will be a great day’s rallying. Memorial stickers for Gareth will be available for purchase at sign on at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells, and all proceeds go to Gareth’s memorial fund.

Nicky

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ATTENTION!

Rally cars move quickly and may: • Run wide on corners • Cut across corners • Leave the road • Throw up stones • Do what you least expect

Enjoy rallying . . . but TAKE CARE!

!

EMERGENCEY CONTACT

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FIRE RISK At this time of the year the forests and heath-lands are very dry and inevitably there is a considerable risk of fire. The rally organisers, Forestry Commission and Army would appeal to everyone to follow a few simple precautions: • • • • •

Do not smoke in areas of risk. Do not discard cigarettes or matches without ensuring they are completely extinguished. Do not light any fires or barbecues. Be careful where you park your car – it is not unknown for hot exhausts to set fire to dry grass. And please take your entire litter home with you, Thank you.

Please remember that if the Fire Services have to be called out it will almost certainly delay the rallies progress and could lead to the stage(s) being cancelled. The event will be held under the General Regulations of the MSA Limited (incorporating the Provisions of the International Sporting Code of the FIA), the Supplementary Regulations, and any written instructions that the organisers issue.


Forward by the Organisers

President - Mike Broad

Welcome to the 32nd running of a forest rally organised by Quinton Motor Club Ltd. This year the event is titled the “Nicky Grist Stages� to acknowledge the continued involvement of our sponsor Nicky Grist Motorsports. We are grateful of the support Nicky personally gives the event and we hope that the association can continue into the future. While acknowledging Nicky as title sponsor of the event our thanks also go to Skoda UK, Official Vehicle Supplier and to Celtic Vale, our Official drinks supplier. The patronage of both companies has been tremendous and we thank them.

Acknowledgements Nicky Grist. Skoda UK, Celtic Vale,

This year sees the 25th consecutive year the event has been a qualifying round of a BTRDA Championship. Following the success of 2010 when the event was voted Best Event, we featured strongly in 2011 and came in the top three Best BTRDA Events

Forestry Commission, Wales, Chief of Staff, Army Field Training Sennybridge, Royal Welsh Showground,

The move to the Royal Welsh Showground in 2011 proved very successful and the event has returned there this year, providing a base for the route that cover 44 stage miles and around the same road miles.

Keith Ashley, Forestry Liaison Officer

As recent tragic events have shown Rallying can be very dangerous, and are thoughts are very much with the family and friends of Gareth (Jaffa) Roberts this weekend. We ask that you respect the requests of the Marshals and Officials of the Rally and think about yours and others safety while out enjoying the spectacle of UK Forest Rallying

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Neil Cross Clerk of the Course and the Organising Team

Forward by Nicky Grist Welcome to the 2012 Nicky Grist Stages, where we have a new route to spice up the event for those that are revisiting us, after numerous visit to the Quinton Stages Rally as it was once known. The same extremely competent team is in place, who will be putting on another great event for all concerned. I would like to thank Skoda UK, for their continued support for this year, supplying vehicles for event officials and also to Celtic Vale, who will be supplying mineral water to all the competitors to keep them hydrated through their endeavours in the forests. Safety, above all else, is paramount in what we organisers are trying to achieve and I would like to thank all the marshalls, and safety crews, without whom we competitors would not be able to compete. For all spectators on the event, please abide by the instructions of our marshalls and stay behind all safety barriers as your safety is also a concern to us.

I wish you all an enjoyable days rallying.

Photography Simon Clark Photography sg-photography.co.uk.

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Title Sponsors & Qualifying Championships OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Title Sponsor

Official car supplier

Official drinks supplier

CHAMPIONSHIPS

CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORS

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Organising Club


Welcome to Sennybridge Army Field Training Centre. We are pleased that the Army allows the training area to be utilised for rallying; however, as we are sure you appreciate the primary function of the area is to provide a realistic training facility to our Armed Services. To assist in this task AND FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY, please read and observe the following guidelines: 1.

Do not leave the tarmac roads on the Training Area.

2.

Only park in designated car parking areas and not on the Llywel – Tirabad road.

3.

Do not drive through any barriers left in the down position, whether locked or not. They are there for your own and others' safety.

4.

Do not interfere with or get involved in, any military training whatsoever.

5.

Do not enter or interfere with any of the Training Area buildings, installations or equipment.

6.

Do not pick up or touch any military equipment or debris. IT MAY EXPLODE AND KILL YOU.

7.

Do not leave any litter. Please take your rubbish home.

8.

Do not light fires. Even in winter, the undergrowth on the Training Area can be dry enough to present a significant fire hazard.

9.

Observe the speed limits set for the roads on the Training Area, They present a challenge to experienced rally drivers and could well prove fatal to you if driven without due care.

10.

The Training Area also contains significant agricultural, forestry and nature conservation interests. Please follow the Countryside Code at all times.

11.

In the event of any emergency, please contact an official of the rally or Range Staff or use one of the clearly marked Range Emergency Telephones (free of charge), which will provide you with a direct line to Sennybridge Camp Guardroom, who can summon help on your behalf.

We do not wish to labour the above points, but they are important and failure to observe them may jeopardise future rallying on the Sennybridge Ranges. We hope you enjoy your Motorsport on the ranges. ISSUED BY: COMMANDANT, SENNYBRIDGE TRAINING AREA EPYNT & CAERWENT LIAISON OFFICER WELSH ASSOCIATION OF MOTOR CLUBS QUINTON MOTOR CLUB Page 7


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The 2012 Nicky Grist Stages Senior Officials Many people come together to organise this rally, most of whom will not even be seen by spectators, as they are at the HQ deeply immersed in producing the results or other ‘behind-the-scenes’ tasks. The organisation of next year’s rally starts pretty much as soon as the last car finishes this year; it is a huge undertaking. Listed below are just a few of the main people who make sure this is a rally that is enjoyable for spectators and challenging for competitors. MSA Steward

John Richardson

Club Stewards

Mike Sones, & John Arnold

Clerk of the Course Neil Cross

Deputy Clerks of the Course

Pete Bowles, Pete Cross & Mike Hawthorn

Assistant Clerk

Steve Gregg

Chief Scrutineer

Andrew Farrington

Secretary of event

Susan Butcher

Chief Timekeeper

Vaughan Alcock

Entries Secretary

Nick Jones

Child Protection Officer

Gill Cross

Chief Marshal

Chris Fieldhouse

Safety Communications

Harold Hicken

Safety Officer

Pete Cross

Competitor Liaison

Ryland James

Chief Medical Officer

Martin Norton

Spectator Safety Officer

Rob Nutland

Results Officer

Mike Adams

HQ Co-ordinator

Steve Tibbets

Media Officer

Peter Fieldhouse

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS - -

The 2012 REIS - Get Connected BTRDA® Rally Series incorporating the: REIS - Get Connected BTRDA® Gold Star Championship REIS - Get Connected BTRDA® Silver Star Championship Millers Oils BTRDA® 1400 Championship DMACK Tyres BTRDA® Historic Cup Rallyschool.co.uk BTRDA® Rally First Championship MG ZR Rally Challenge 2012 The ANWCC Historic Stage Championship

THE ANWCC FOREST STAGE CHAMPIONSHIP - The Competition Car Insurance EMAMC Stage Rally Championship - The S1000 Rally Championship CLASSES RF1.0 = RF1.4 = 1400L = 1400C = 1400S = N3 = N4 = B10 = B11 = B12 = B13 = WR1 = H1 = H2 = H3 =

BTRDA Rally First cars up to and including 1000cc, including cars complying with the2012 F1000 Forest technical regulations BTRDA Rally First cars over 1000cc up to and including 1400cc All current and former FIA Group N1 cars and all cars up to 1400cc, with engines of more than 8 valves and retaining the standard fuel and inlet manifold systems. No remote reservoir suspension permitted unless fitted as standard or homologated Cars up to and including 1400cc with a maximum of 8 valve engines, plus all cars up to and including 1000cc not eligible for Class RF1.0. No remote reservoir suspension permitted. All other cars up to and including 1400cc. Current and former FIA Group N cars over 1400cc up to and including 2000cc Current and former FIA Group N and R4 cars over 2000cc. Over 1400cc up to and including 1600cc Over 1600cc up to and including 2000cc Over 2000cc two wheel drive Over 2000cc four wheel drive that do not qualify for Class N4 or WR1 Over 2000cc four wheel drive car with a sequential gearbox (see Regulations) plus FIA Super 2000 cars. ALL Historic Category 1 cars and Category 2 and 3 cars up to 1600cc Historic Category 2 and 3 cars with single cam engines over 1600cc Historic Category 3 and 3 cars with multi cam engines over 1600cc

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Previous winners

Although this is only the second year, Nicky Grist has been our sponsor, this rally has been going for over 30 years now, and below are the previous year’s winners. There are some quite familiar names amongst them! Not least, Andrew Burton, who has won this rally a total of five times since 1996.

YEAR DRIVER 1980 Allan Edwards 1981 Graham Elsmore 1982 Richard Gough 1983 Mike Stuart 1984 Alec Cannon 1985 Malcolm Wilson 1986 Chris Mellors 1987 Ian Roberton 1988 Ian Roberton 1989 Rob Lawrence 1990 Stewart Robinson 1991 Ian Roberton 1992 Brian Bell 1993 Brian Bell 1994 Mark Perrott 1995 Richard York 1996 Andrew Burton 1997 Warren Philliskirk 1998 Andrew Burton 1999 Gary Smith 2000 Andrew Burton 2001 No Event 2002 Gary Smith 2003 Barry Johnson 2004 Matthew Wilson 2005 Andrew Burton 2006 Andreas Mikkelsen 2007 Andrew Burton 2008 Steve Perez 2009 Will Nicholls 2010 Steve Perez 2011 Charlie Payne

CO-DRIVER Derek Morgan Pat O’Brien Eddie Powis Alistair Roberts Jon Savage Nigel Harris Harold White Ron Hill Ron Hill Peter Bowles Lawrence Clark Ron Hill Philip Mills Philip Mills Garry Mansell Nigel Bayliss Rob Morgan Eurig Evans Rob Morgan Phil Clarke Rob Morgan Cancelled due to Foot Paul Spooner Stewert Merry Scott Martin Rob Morgan Ola Floene Shelley Rogerson Stephen McAuley Nick Broom Paul Spooner Craig Thorley

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CAR RS2000 RS1800 RS1800 Escort DR3 Ascona 400 MG Metro 6R4 Sierra Cosworth Nissan 240 RS Nissan 240 RS MG Metro 6R4 MG Metro 6R4 Sierra Cosworth 4X4 Sierra Cosworth 4X4 Escort Cosworth Escort Cosworth Escort G3 Alfa Ferrari MG Metro 6R4 Peugeot 306 Special Escort Cosworth Peugeot Cosworth & Mouth Crisis Ford EscorT Subaru Impreza Ford Focus Peugeot Cosworth Ford Focus 02 WRC Peugeot Cosworth Ford Focus WRC 03 Subaru Impreza WRC Ford Focus WRC 07 Ford Focus WRC 06


NEW MEMBERS WELCOME VISITING GOLFERS & SOCIETIES WELCOME GREEN FEE RATES FROM £12.00 PER ROUND (18 HOLES) FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT OUR CLUB PGA PROFESSIONAL, SIMON EDWARDS TELEPHONE: 01982 551155 www.builthwellsgolf.co.uk info@builthwellsgolf.co.uk


Itinerary of the Day

SS

1 3 4 6 7 8

Spectator Viewing Points Monument Halfway Route 60 Halfway Route 60 Monument

1st Car

Mileage

Bogey

Stage Target

9:09 10:20 11:00 13:23 14:03 14:59

5.69 4.74 5.16 4.74 5.16 5.83

5:16 4:23 4:46 4:23 4:46 5:23

12:00 10:00 11:00 10:00 11:00 12:00

The course cars will be travelling through the stages approximately 50 minutes before the stage opens. INFORMATION ON SPECTATOR AREAS We welcome all spectators to the designated Spectator Areas on and around the Epynt Ranges. Admission is only by purchase of a spectator programme (all monies going to local charities via Brecon Rotary Club and Tirabad Village Hall), which will be available as you enter any of the areas. Military activity will be taking place on the Epynt Ranges throughout the weekend when the rally is taking place. At this sensitive time for the military, it is imperative that all of us use the Ranges sensibly and keep to the areas we have been allowed to use. Spectators being inconsiderate, driving poorly or attempting to watch the rally at points other than those that have been published could seriously affect rallying on MOD land in the future. At all times, please heed any requests from the marshals. SS1 & SS8 - MONUMENT STAGES To reach this stage, you must only approach and depart through Garth on the A483. Turn onto the B4519 and then follow signs for the spectator car park situated at the end of Mabions Way. Once on to the gravel road, there is then a very short walk to a pair of jumps then into 90 left. The stage runs in the opposite direction in the afternoon. SS3 & SS6 - HALFWAY STAGES Enter and depart from the A40, turning into the forest by Halfway village at map ref. 160/835328. After turning off the main road, drive for about 1 mile, taking the right-hand track to the parking area. From here, take the sign-posted track for 100 yards to the viewing area. Be aware that this is a steep climb and is not accessible for those with mobility difficulties. Take care when crossing the track and then stand anywhere inside the spectator area. SS4 & SS7 - ROUTE 60 Approach and depart only from Llywel (map ref 160/870299) off the A40 and travel up the dual carriageway for approximately 2.5 miles. Then turn right onto the gravel road (map ref 160/871358), where you can park and have a very short walk to the stage. Toilets will be available. By standing safely in the Spectator Area up on the hillside opposite the tight hairpin junction, it is possible to see the cars arriving (very quickly) and leaving the hairpin junction, as well as from the start and towards the finish of the stage. NO vehicular access is available at the access areas to the start or finish of this stage or to any other areas of the Ranges. Please help keep rallying on Epynt

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Entries List – as of the 9th July 2012 Key to Championships:- G - Gold Star, S - Silver Star, H - Historics, F - Rally First, M - Millers Oils 1400, MG - MG ZR Challenge, A - ANWCC Forest, AH - ANWCC Historic, S1 - S1000. No"

Driver

Champs

Co-Driver

Champs

Model

Colour

cc

Class

Open Category over 1400cc 1

Hugh Hunter

G

Andy Marchbank

G

Focus WRC 03

White

1998 WR1

2

Roger Chilman

G

Bryan Thomas

G

Impreza WRC S9

White/Silver

1997 WR1

3

Tom Cave

G

Craig Parry

G

Impeza STI

White

2000 B13

4

David Wright

G

Michael Wilkinson

G

Evo 9

Red

1998 B13

5

Shaun Gardener

G

Ben Innes

G

Lancer Evo 5.9

White

1993 B13

6

Nigel Griffiths

G

Jon Scott

Impreza

White / Black

2000 B13

7

Matt Edwards

G,A

Sambo Collis (tbc)

G

Evo 9

Silver

1997 B13

8

Jamie Anderson

G

Ella Flynn

G

Evo 9

Red

1998 N4

9

John Lloyd

G

Adrian Cavenagh

G

Impreza WRC S11

White

1998 WR1

10

Patrick Naylor

Ian Lawrence

G

Evo 9

White / Red

1993 N4

11

Dylan Davies

G

Dale Furniss

Impreza

White

1998 N4

12

Luke Francis

G,A

John H. Roberts

G,A

Evo 9

Red & Yellow

1997 N4

14

Tristan Bailey

G

James How

G

WRC 04

Red / Black

1998 WR1

15

Peter Egerton

Accent

Red

1996 WR1

16

Wug Utting

G

John Connor

Impreza N12b

Blue

1998 N4

17

Paul Davy

G

Roger Allan

G

Impreza

Blue/Black

1994 N4

18

Simon Rogers

Andrew Sankey

G

Evo 6

Yellow

1997 B13

19

Nigel Seabold

G

Tim Barton

G

Impreza

White

1994 B13

20

Paul Walker

G

Vern Brown

G

Impreza

White

1997 B13

21

Jon Caen

Lancer Evo III

Green

1998 B13

22

Joe Price

S

Christopher Brooks

S

Escort RS

Orange

1996 B11

23

Matthew Robinson

G,S

Nigel Hutchinson

G,S

Escort Mk2

Red

2500 B12

24

Philip Burton

Escort

Red

2100 B12

25

Boyd Kershaw

G,S

Bryan Hull

G,S

Escort

White

1999 B11

26

Grant Rees

G,S

Wyn Davies

G,S

Micra

Orange

1997 B11

27

Allan McDowall

S

Gavin Heseltine

S

Kadett

White

2000 B11

28

Bob Morgan

Impreza

Blue

1996 B13

29

Keith Wilde

Impreza

White

1994 N4

30

Tony MacWhirter

Evo 9

Red

1998 B13

31

Nev Jones

Impreza N14+

Blue

2000 B13

32

David Young

James Young

Escort RS

White

1998 B11

33

Terry Brown

Peter Williams

Escort

Red

1975 H3

34

Peter Baylis

G

Anthony Blyth

G

Impreza

Orange

1996 B13

35

Geraint Mills

G,S

Jonny Tad Evans

G,S

Manta 400

White

1998 B11

36

Stuart Egglestone

Brian Hodgson

Astra

White

1998 B11

37

Gareth Jones

Peter James

Escort Mk6

Blue/Green

1998 B11

38

James Potter

Bob Duck

Escort RS

White / Red

1998 H3

39

Jonathan Brace

Tim Samuel

Escort

White

1998 H3

40

Stuart Clarke

S,H

Andy Ballantyne

S,H

RS 2000

White/Orange

1998 H2

41

Barry Jordan

G,S,H

James Gratton-Smith

G,S

Escort

Black

2379 B12

42

Robert Dennis

G,S,H

Ian Jones

G,S,A,AH,H

Escort MK2

Yellow

1998 H3

43

Peter Smith

G,S,H

Paul Williams

RS1600

White/Red

1998 H3

44

Roger Taylor

45

Theo Bengry

G,S,H

Les Forsbrook

G,S,H

Escort MkII

Yellow

1998 H3

46

Robert Wheeler

G,S

Chris Wheeler

G,S

Golf

Black

1595 B10

47

Mark Griffiths

S

Tom Marrott

Escort

Green

1998 B11

48

Toni Carannante

G,S

Mike Scrimgour

G,S

316i

Black/Orange

2979 B12

49

Neil Matthews

G,S

Ian Harden

G,S

Nova

Yellow

1600 B10

50

Colin Webb

325

Blue

2494 B12

Alun Cook

Mark Morris

Mal Capstick

Adie Williams G

Phil Clarke

G

Steve Green G

Chris Davies

G

Tba

Matt Rogers

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B12


No"

Driver

Champs

Co-Driver

Champs

Model

Colour

cc

51

Adrian Allen

S

Mike Wilding

S

Manta

Orange

1998 B11

52

Neal James

Escort

Yellow/Orange

1998 H2

53

Ashley Davies

Escort

Red

2100 B12

54

Geoff Cottrill

G

Nathan Crewe

G

Metro 6R4

White

2996 WR1

55

Sean Edwards

G,S

Gavin Haycock

G,S

Escort

RED

1600 B10

56

Alister Wait

Joe Annison

Escort

White/Blue

1998 B11

57

David Matthews

Matthew Nicholas

Impreza

White

1998 B13

58

Roy Gravestock

Tim Ball

Corsa SRi

Red

1796 B11

59

Layton Waters

Starlet

Green

1998 B11

60

John O'Gorman

E30

Blue

2694 B12

61

Jeremy Wells

Escort Mk1

Red

1998 H3

62

Will Clarke

Williams Clio

White

1998 N3

63

Tony Williams

G,S

Karen Phelps

G,S

Escort RS

White/Blue

1998 B11

64

Damian Thomas

S

Elliott Edmondson

S

206

Red / Silver

1587 B10

65

Robin Glyn Williams

G,S,A

Ieuan Owen

G,S

106 Gti

Black

1580 B10

66

David Poyser

G,S

John Orme

G,S

Civic

White

1998 N3

67

Simon Tennant

G

Mark Tennant

G

Quattro

Yellow/White

2226 B13

68

Richard Warne

Chris Deal

Escort

White

1998 B11

69

Brad Axon

Jonathan Shearing

Corolla

Red & White

1597 B10

70

Richard Phillipson

Civic

Black

1598 B10

71

Matt Griffin

G,S

Chris Spilsted

G,S

Fiesta

Blue/Orange

2000 N3

72

Chris Hickman

G

Nigel Devine

G

Impreza STI

Blue

2000 B13

73

Peter Jones

TR7 V8

Blue

3500 B12

74

Mark Tugwell

Avenger

White

1597 H1

75

Simon Wallis

Fiesta ST150

Red

2000 N3

76

Gareth Edwards

Escort Mk2

Red

1998 B11

77

David Fussell

Impreza

White / Blue

1998 B13

78

Shaw Baldwin

Escort

White

1998 B11

Kevin Jones Rob Cook

Den Golding G,S

Martin Woodcock

G,S

Martin Saunders Simon Bailey

Mike Jones

Graham Joseph Tim Tugwell G,S

Peter Horsman

G,S

Dominic Adams G

Colin Armstrong

G

Martyn Walby

Class

1400cc Category and under 201

Julian Wilkes

M

Will Rutherford-Child

M

Nova VXR190

Blue

1397 1400S

202

Justin Lawson

M

Paul Hargreaves

M

Nova

Blue

1397 1400S

203

David Bennett

M

Alistair McNeil

M

Corsa

White

1400 1400S

204

Clive Anstey

M

Annabel Sealey

M

Satria

Red

1398 1400S

205

Ash Slights

M

Matthew Whattam

Yaris

White

1400 1400S

206

Kieran Darrington

M

Pamela Hilton

Corsa

Blue

1389 1400S

207

Alun Roberts

M

Llion Williams

206

Red

1397 1400S

208

Roger Priestnall

M

Jamie Forrest

M

Satria

Yellow

1400 1400S

209

Marcel Freling

M,MG

Karen Robinson

M,MG

ZR

Yellow

1400 1400S

210

Sion Matthews

M,A

Tomos Parry

M,A

Escort Mk2

Blue

1350 1400C

211

Martin Shaw

M

Ian Prout

M

Escort RS1400

White/Red

1396 1400S

212

Euros Evans

M

Dylan Lewis

M

Satria

Yellow

1400 1400S

213

Nigel Jenkins

M

Jack Walby

M

Nova

Blue

1396 1400S

214

Harry Gardner

M

Elliot Graham

M

215

Vin Hughes

M

Kevin Booth

M

Focus

White

1396 1400S

216

Cameron Davies

F

Alistair Dodd

F

Micra

White

1275 RF1.4

217

Joe Evett

F,MG

Calvin Houldsworth

F,MG

ZR

Black/Green

1389 RF1.4

218

Mick Smith

F

Siobhan Pugh

F

Micra

Yellow / Blue

1300 RF1.4

219

Aaron McClure

F,A

Martyn Taylor

F,A

Micra

White

1348 RF1.4

220

Clive Wheeler

M

Ken Bartram

M

Focus

221

Jayne Auden

M,MG,A

David Auden

M,MG,A

ZR

Green

1389 1400S

222

Matthew Jackson

M,S1

James Ford

Micra

Blue/White

998

M

1400C

1397 1400S 1400C


No"

Driver

Champs

Co-Driver

Champs

Model

Colour

cc

223

James West

F

Steven Eggington

F

Lupo

Yellow

1390 RF1.4

224

Bernie McLean

Garth Howell

Elise

Orange

1396 1400S

225

Gary Wright

M,MG

Tom Woodburn

ZR

White

1398 1400S

226

James Weaver

M,MG

Teresa Butler

ZR

Grey/Green

1396 1400L

227

Lewis Roper

Simon Rogers

Micra

Purple

1348 1400L

228

Adrian Mayall

Robert Hayden

33

White / Red / Blue

1399 1400S

229

Marlon Roberts

ZR

Black

1396 1400L

230

Jez Macwhirter

Corsa

Red

1398 1400S

231

Martin Jones

Corse

Red

1397 1400S

232

Thomas Jordan

F

Charlotte Banner

C1

Red

998

RF1.0

233

Harry Morgan

F

Andrew Jones

Micra

Yellow/Blue

998

RF1.0

234

Rob Evett

Michael Evett

Nova

White

1389 RF1.4

235

Neil JonathanAndrew

Richard Smith

Micra

Red

998

236

Rob Richards

106 Rallye

Red

1295 1400L

237

Benjamyn Mckay

F,MG

Jason Mckay

F,MG

ZR

Blue

1396 RF1.4

238

Cactus Raazi

F

Rob Kershaw

F

Red

1400 RF1.4

239

Tim Sunderland

M,MG

Andy Street

M,MG

ZR

Dark Red

1398 1400L

240

Rachael Patterson

M

Josh Davison

M

106 Rallye

Blue

1298 1400C

241

Michael Threlfall

F

Rob Harrison

F

107 Sport

Silver

998

RF1.0

242

Harry Threlfall

F

Tim Hobbs

F

107 Sport

Yellow

998

RF1.0

243

John Sutton

Micra

White/Blue

998

RF1.0

244

Ben Friend

F

Jonathon Jackson

F

Micra

Red/White

998

RF1.0

245

Dave Hughes

F

Matt Phipps

F

Polo

Grey/Green

1390 RF1.4

246

Rob Tuckwell

F

Tba

F

Lupo

Blue

1390 RF1.4

247

Robert Kennedy

F

Steve Coombes

Micra

Green

998

RF1.0

248

Jon Steer

F

John Steer

Micra

Orange

998

RF1.0

249

Claire Marsh

F

James Crosland

Micra

Red

998

RF1.0

40

Stuart Clarke

S,H

Andy Ballantyne

RS 2000

White/Orange

1998 H2

M,MG

Steve Deeley

M,MG

M,MG

Lisa Evans Richard Christensen F

Wendy Gibson

Wayne Smythe

F

S,H

OF 41 REMAINING Barry JordanROUNDS G,S,H

THE REIS – GET CONNECTED BTRDA RALLY Black SERIES James GrattonG,S Escort Smith 1st September WOODPECKER STAGES (Ludlow/Shropshire) G,S,A,AH,H 42 20thRobert Dennis G,S,H CAMBRIAN Ian Jones RALLY (Llandudno/North Escort MK2 Yellow October Wales) REMAINING ROUNDS OF THE ANWCC FOREST RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 22nd July CORACLE STAGES (Llangurig/Sweet Lamb) 1st September WOODPECKER STAGES (Ludlow/Shropshire) 28-9th September TRACKROD RALLY YORKSHIRE (Pickering/Yorkshire) 20th October CAMBRIAN RALLY (Llandudno/North Wales) REMAINING ROUNDS OF THE ANWCC HISTORIC STAGE RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 1st September WOODPECKER STAGES (Ludlow/Shropshire) 28-9th September TRACKROD HISTORIC RALLY (Pickering/Yorkshire) 20th October CAMBRIAN RALLY (Llandudno/North Wales) REMAINING ROUNDS OF THE COMPETITION CAR INSURANCE EMAMC STAGE RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 28-9th September TRACKROD RALLY YORKSHIRE (Pickering/Yorkshire) 4th November MALTON FOREST RALLY (Maps 100, 101) 18th November PREMIER STAGES RALLY (Sherwood Forest, Map 120) REMAINING ROUNDS OF THE F1000 FOREST RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 1st September WOODPECKER STAGES (Ludlow/Shropshire) 20th October CAMBRIAN RALLY (Llandudno/North Wales)

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The Nicky Grist Stages Rally 2012 – This year’s route will contain 8 stages, comprising approximately 44 miles of gravel roads, with 41 miles of public and private road link sections. We have also changed a number of the stages, including Halfway, and a new stage in Crychan, with the final control being sited at Rally HQ at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. The rally will give competitors a feel for some of the stages used on the Wales Rally GB. The live results for each stage will go up onto the Nicky Grist Stages website as soon as they are available, so that you can keep an accurate eye on how each competitor is doing. As part of the REIS – Get Connected BTRDA Series’ media coverage, there will be a film crew at the rally. They have been given permission to film by the landowners and will be located at specific spots that have previously been agreed. Please help and support them, as they are the best way to educate the general public in the sport and show what a fantastic sport rallying is. Now all we need now is the perfect weather.

The live results

A Little Piece About the Rally and its History Quinton Motor Club were first given a forestry allocation in 1980 following many years of organising successful road and stage rallies, including a stage rally over Epynt in 1975. 1981 saw the event run 35 miles of stages in the Royal Forest of Dean for the first time with 115 crews, headed by Tony Pond and Mike Nicholson in a works’ DTV Chevette. In 1985 the rally moved to North Wales and the forests of Penmachno and Clocaenog, with Malcolm Wilson winning the event by 3 minutes, driving a Metro 6R4. It was in 1986 that the rally moved to July from early November and in 1988 the rally event made another move, this time location - to the more southerly forests of Crychan and Esgair Dafydd and Sarnau. It was in 1990 that the event ran in the BTRDA Gold Star Championship and for the first time, and has continued to do so right to this year. In 1995 a certain Andy Burton was leading in the fabulous Alfa-Ferrari until the last stage when he slid off, but he was back the following year, to ensure victory, in his Alpha-Ferrari’s last appearance. He was back in 1998, again co-driven by Rob Morgan, to take the winner’s podium and the overall title in their Peugeot 306 Special. Since then Andrew has returned many times, ending up winning the rally more times than any other. Since 2000 the rally has been held in this region of Wales, with a series of notable names competing. One of those was in 2004, when a young Matthew Wilson with co-driver Scott Martin followed in his father’s footsteps, although not managing to beat his father 3 minute win. In 2006, we saw an unknown 17 yr old Norwegian take victory, just two days after passing his UK driving test – Andreas Mikkelson, with Ola Floene, who are currently leading the IRC championship. Although at the point of writing they are only 6 points ahead of team mates, Jan Kopecký and Dresler Pavel, so the results from the Rally San Marino could have changed all that.

You can read the full history of the rally at: www.nickygriststages.co.uk/history. Page 20


REIS – Get Connected BTRDA Rally Series 2012 Review

W

ith five of the eight rounds of this year’s REIS – Get Connected BTRDA Rally Series having already taken place, the race to succeed Andy Burton for the Gold Star Championship title is still wide open. Shaun Gardener and Ben Innes Although leading the championship with a 100% finishing record this year, the 2006 champions are being chased hard and you are likely to see some great action from the pairs Mitsubishi. Hugh Hunter and Andy Marshbank The chasing pair is the 2008 champions, who won the recent Dukeries Rally for the first time. After competing in only 3 of the 5 rounds so far, winning all 3, they are in with a great chance of securing the Rally Series IN THEIR Ford Focus WRC. But with 2 already dropped there is no margin for error left! Roger Chilman and Bryan Thomas Despite a much awaited win on the Plains, a retirement on the Malcolm Wilson and a non-start in the Somerset Stages, has left these two fighting hard and slowly climbing the points to contention for the lead. Watch out for these two – they are on a charge. Patrick Naylor and Ian Lawrence The chasing pair is the 2008 champions, who won the recent Dukeries Rally for the first time. After competing in only 3 of the 5 rounds so far, winning all 3, they are in with a great chance of securing the Rally Series IN THEIR Ford Focus WRC. But with 2 already dropped there is no margin for error left! Jamie Anderson and Ella Flynn Although lying in 5th overall, their position moves them into second place for the Production Cup, and they are now serious contenders for the title win Page 21


REIS – Get Connected BTRDA Rally Series 2012 Review Continued... As for Gardener and Innes, the Dukeries represented a step forward in the performance of their reliable but underperforming Mitsubishi Evo 5.9 car that has dogged the year so far. However after a lot of work since the Plains the car is beginning to improve and after a day long battle with Naylor and Lawrence, only concluding with an 8 second advantage, it is clear that Gardener and Innes are beginning to relax a little and enjoy the championship. However, if any rally could catch them out it is this one, with Naylor and Lawrence determined to take the title. In the absence of Matt Edwards who was otherwise engaged (well, getting married actually!) on the day, another solid run on the Dukeries saw Jamie Anderson/ Ella Flynn overhaul the groom and move into runners-up spot in the overall Championship, Matt & Sam Collis still hold 3rd and will be back today in an attempt to reassert their authority. All in all, we have a very interesting few months in prospect but, unless Hugh Hunter and Andy Marshbank are able to continue his winning streak through to the conclusion of the year, the chances of equalling – or even beating - Andy Burton’s winning score of 177 points (from a possible 180) in 2011 are slim but not unconceivable. Matthew Robinson/Nigel Hutchinson in their Escort MkII seem to be getting to grips with the BTRDA Silver Star Championship. Good results on the Wyedean and Malcolm Wilson were followed up by maximum scores on both the Somerset Stages and Plains, and they come to the Nicky Grist Stages leading the table, despite not attending the Dukeries. Defending champions Allan McDowall/Gavin Heseltine opted to forego

the long trip down to Somerset, but consistently good scoring on each o f the other four events has kept their Opel Kadett in touch with the leaders – even more so following the Dukeries and so they come to the Nicky Grist in a good place to attack the leaders. Julian Wilkes/Will RutherfordChild began their Millers Oils BTRDA 1400 Championship campaign at some pace. Their Nova VXR 190 took maximum scores – and excellent finishes - on each of the first three rounds but, Justin Lawson/ Paul Hargreaves pipped them to the post on the Plains before Wilkes/RutherfordChild discovered they needed to replace their rear shock absorbers. The Lawson/ Hargreaves challenge was halted on the Dukeries after a close encounter with a bank broke their Nova’s front suspension on the first stage, leaving Wilkes to win the category by a minute and a half after 38 miles of stages. After the Dukeries, the rallyschool.co.uk BTRDA Rally First Championship sees the top two drivers on identical points, the difference being that Cameron Davies has four scores to Tom Jordan’s five. However, they were both upstaged by Joe Evett on the Dukeries – his MG ZR has only finished two events so far, but it has won both of them. Mick Smith’s Nissan Micra is third but he, too, is unable to shake off the attention of the similar car of Aaron McClure which has amassed a similar points total, and Harry Threlfall is only one point behind the pair of them.

Guess we are all in for a great bit of rallying!

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