The 2nd round of the 2014 championship took place on Easter Sunday at Tirabad Quarry. Last year the heavy rain all day made conditions difficult but this year it was the thick dust. Nick Powell won his 2nd event of 2014 but only just. Ben Davies led for most of the day and only lost out on the last 2 long tests. Ben was running on standard road tyres as he was in the standard production class, on gravel tyres he would most probably have won. Peter Jones in his Jago special set good times to win the rear wheel drive class ahead of Geoff croose who turned up in his escort to sort out some teething problems, when the problems are all sorted it will very competitive. Ryan Davies had 2 wrong tests and finished 4th. A wrong test on test 1 dropped Aled Harries from 3rd down to finish 5th. Ben Gwilym finished 7th overall and 2nd novice on his 1st autotest, he was actually ahead of Nick Powell after the 1st test. John Hopkins finished in 6th and 1st novice for the second successive event in his new V W Polo, the old rover has gone on holiday to China!
Thanks go to Mike Kennett and Natural Resources Wales for the venue and Dan and Sophie for marshalling.
Photos of the autotest can be seen on our facebook page.
The next autotest is at Graig Goch Fram Newbridge on June 8th