Round 5 – The Plains Rally inc. Manx National Results

Newark youngster George Lepley and the Ford Fiesta R2 crew of Perry Gardener and Keaton Williams continue to dominate, each with victories on all 3 gravel rounds so far. George rounded off a Top 10 which saw five FMP Contenders claim points, the most successful of them being Llanfarian co-driver 20 year old Gareth Parry who took 3rd overall with Scott Faulkner in the Group N Mitsubishi Evo 9.

The results now see all but one of the Top six driver / co-driver placings being occupied by Junior Contenders.

Six contenders selected the Masterpixel Media Manx National Rally for overseas points. The most successful overall were Oli Hopkins co-driven by ‘FMP’regular Ian Taylor in the Mitsubishi Mirage, followed by the Hillman Avenger of Baz Jordan and Arwel Jenkins. Hopkins /Taylor missed out on a Top 20 position after losing a wheel.

Thirty six registered contenders scored points and the current tie at the top technically sees Lepley hold the lead. Although he and Gardener have earned maximum points, George took a first in class position on the very first stage of the first round, the Cambrian Rally, whereas Perry took a second in class.

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George Lepley

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