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Round 8 – The Nicky Grist Stages
Teenagers Still Lead The Way
The Nicky Grist Stages produced an incredibly close battle amongst Drivers in the Historic H3 Category in which Tom Llewellin and George Lepley compete with just 31 seconds separating the Top 5. George came out on top amongst FMP Contenders with second place with Tom 7 seconds behind to clinch fourth. Co-driver Rhys Stoneman meanwhile progressed with a fourth in Class in the Rallynuts Subaru. He now drops his second lowest score of the season.
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The Race For The Top Heats Up
A fourth in Class was enough to see Steve Deeley hold onto his second place with co-driver Alan Proudman lying third, and a second in Class for Perry Gardener partnered by Keaton Williams sees them joint third and fourth respectively in their Fiesta R2.
Crews Head To Epynt For Round 9
The Harry Flatters Rally takes place at the end of July and though currently languishing in joint 12th place, current Champion Will Mains is bound to show his hand with an entry also accepted for the Rali Bae Ceredigion and the season finale at Pembrey, giving three chances to play catch up. The ‘Flatters’ is a round of the British and Welsh Historic Championships which are also multi surface. Also entered are Steve Bennett and current FMP Junior Champion Osian Owen along with second placed co-driver Arwel Jenkins, co-driving for Andrew Stokes in the Escort Mk.1.
Wales Rally GB
Pending final approval of the Regulations by the FIA for the Wales Rally GB International and National which are both rounds of the FMP Rally Challenge, they will be released on July 31st.
It is believed that the ‘FMP’ is the first Championship ever to be accepted for both sections of the Rally.
West Cork Rally – Daniels & Whittle Seize An Early Lead.
Rhidian Daniels and Tomos Whittle
Nantgaredig Driver Rhidian Daniels and Cross Hands Co-driver Tomos Whittle were amongst eight contenders who nominated the West Cork Rally to score optional overseas points on St. Patricks weekend. The pair put in a faultless performance to bring their JJ Aggregates TWC Carpentry Citroen C1 home fourth in Class which takes them to the top of the current leader board. Fellow Ammanford Motor Club member Ian Taylor climbs into the top three and with a late entry in for Round 3, The Marshall and Hicks Ltd. Tour of Caerwent, he could well be challenging for the top spot. For full story click here.
Click on current scores for Challenge results from Round 2 – the Rallynuts Tour of Epynt and the West Cork Rally.
Motor Sports Council National Court Ruling
In a sitting of the above court on Tuesday 5th March 2019, Case No. J2019/02 regarding Mr. Paul Bird, it was ruled that he should be removed from the results of the Rallynuts Stages 2018. This was due to his refusal to provide a sample for a doping test. Mr. Bird was not a registered contender of the FMP Rally Challenge and his removal from the results does not affect any award winning positions in the ‘FMP’. Motorsport UK have been made aware of this fact.
FMP Rally Challenge Co-ordinator.