Cambrian Rally Saves the Best for Last
Posted on May 06, 2015
The Cambrian Rally has won the award for the best round of the 2014 Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship. The Llandudno based event was the final round of the Championship and the organising team from North Wales Car Club made major changes to the route from previous years to reduce the road mileage covered by competitors.
Cambrian 2014 winners
Announcing the award, Championship co-ordinator Dave Evison said, “We were delighted with the standard of every round of the championship but we were particularly impressed with the way the Cambrian organising team had taken the trouble to listen to feedback from competitors and responded accordingly.”
Welcoming the recognition, Alyn Edwards of North Wales Car Club commented, “This year’s route was a complete change in that we tried to reduce the road mileage in an effort to reduce costs for the competitor, this created a new un-tried format, … , so it’s more pleasing that we have won due to the changes we made”.
Speaking about the Pirelli backed series, Alyn added, “The WAMC stage championship is very important to the structure of Welsh and UK motorsport offering excellent events for both newcomers who wish to progress in the sport and experienced competitors out for the fun and we at NWCC are pleased to be part of it.”
In its 60th year this year, the Cambrian will once again be the final round of the 2015 Championship which gets underway with next month’s Weir Engineering Wyedean Rally.
Photographs show Championship class winners Rory Jones from Penmaenmawr and Tom Hughes from Conway at the finish of the 2014 Cambrian and the Top 3 on the day, Tom Naughton (Bury) and Andy Mort (Wigan) centre, second placed Matthew Robinson (Ripon) and Sam Collis (Hull) left and third placed Harry Gardner (Eccleshall) and Elliot Graham (Stoke) right. Higher resolution versions are available on request.
The finish on Llandudno Promenade provides a fitting backdrop for the conclusion of the Championship and the event always attracts big crowdsDave Evison