2019 FMP Rally Challenge – Round 7 – The Bob Shaw Memorial Stages inc. Ypres Results

Bob Shaw Memorial Stages, Brawdy

Champ Mains again takes Class Victory

Teenager Rhys Stoneman dominates the Co-drivers category

Llandysul Driver Will Mains took his little Vauxhall Nova into the Top 20 at Brawdy with a winning Class margin of over 5 minutes from his nearest rivals. Will’s next event is in Northern Ireland where he competes on the Down Rally though he has decided against nominating it for ‘FMP’ points.

Ystradgynlais Co-driver Rhys Stoneman has competed on every one of the 7 Rounds so far, and on a nominated event abroad. He and Swindon driver Rob Dennis came 6th on the Ypres Classic, the Historic section of the Ypres Rally in Belgium. A fourth in Class at Brawdy with Marcus Pagett in the mighty 2 litre Nissan Micra Kit Car now gives him a 30 point lead. As the best seven scores count, his worst score of the eight events has been deducted from his total shown in the current points.

Hereford man Dan Evans is having a busy year. Apart from competing on BTRDA Rounds with Jess Hockley which currently sees him 8th in the FMP  Drivers standings, Dan also plans to contest 3 or 4 FMP Rounds in the other seat. His co-driver scores added for Caerwent and Brawdy now see him clear favourite for the Two Seats Trophy for the best combined Driver / Co-driver total.

Another crew to take a convincing Class win were Paul Robins and Jordan Wilkinson in the Escort RS1800. The event was Tredegar man Paul’s second FMP outing of the year but with five rounds under his belt Junior contender Jordan from Blackwood hovers just below a podium position in fourth place.

See current scores here.

July is a busy month with two more rounds. The Nicky Grist Stages has had the honour of being invited to take over the centre of Builth Wells which goes to show that communities are realising the potential of such events. Tarmac action then moves back to the Epynt Military Ranges for Brecon M.C.’s Harry Flatters Rally.

Can I please ask Contenders who drive and co-drive to inform me of events they are doing to ease calculating points?