Round 8: Patriot Stages Rally, 29 September
Peter Lloyd took his second win of the season on the Patriot Stages, the penultimate round of the championship, after a ding-dong battle with Paul Bird.
This result keeps Bird in the title hunt along with Damian Cole and Steve Simpson. John Indri’s fourth place also puts him in the frame.
John Stone finished just two seconds behind Indri’s Darrian T90 GTR in fifth, while Gary Le Coadou and Paul Hollingham were sixth in their Toyota Corolla WRC. A grandstand finish is now on the cards for what has been the championship’s most competitive season in years.
1 Peter Lloyd / Kath Curzon (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1h19m28s
2 Paul Bird / Aled Davies (Ford Focus WRC) 1h19m42s
3 Jeremy Straker / Simon May (Darrian) 1h22m07s
Provisional championship standings
1 Damian Cole – 143 points
2 Steve Simpson – 139
3 John Indri – 134
4 Paul Bird – 115
5 Washington James – 113
March 10: Tour of Epynt
May 10-11: Manx National Rally
May 31-June 1: Jim Clark National
July 7: ALMC Stages
August 11: Tyneside Stages
August 25: Mewla Rally
September 7-8: Wexford Stages
September 29: Patriot Stages
October 20: Cheviot Keith Knox