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Red Dragon IT Stages

EMCOS Red Dragon I.T. Stages 2019 at Down Ampney Airfield, Gloucestershire – 25 May 2019.

-244Days -5Hours -9Minutes -2Seconds

Results 2019

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Photos   Calvin Samuel  Paul Mitchell

Thank you to all our volunteers

Another successful event, we really could not do it without you  🙂

Rally Report By Paul Willetts

After a titanic battle in beautiful sunshine that swung one way then the other, Harry Gardner & Ed Graham emerged victorious by just 12 seconds from Simon Mansell & Melo La  Rosa in the awesome MK 4 Escort at Down Ampney.
By the end of stage 3 the Subaru driver held a comfortable 34 second lead, but then rising water temperature and throttle cable issues had by stage 6 become a 5 second deficit to the flying West Walian Mansell , but despite his problems Gardner was not going to be beaten, and gradually eased away over the last 4 tests, to claim a hard fought victory.
Leaving Mansell 2nd and class D victory
Richard Poole /Jim Clarke BMW E36 held 3rd from the off, but was chased down over the final stages by Michael Walton /Jamie Vaughan in theMillington Diamond Escort RS  to finish 4th, who put in a superb drive on his first visit to the airfield, after a broken manifold on stage one cost them a minute.
 Just 10 seconds behind were Dean Davies /Cameron Wheatley finishing a strong 5th and class C victory in the 2 litre Escort after a trouble free event
Nigel Mee /John Fellows Subaru Impreza took 6th and class E despite loosing a chunk of time with wrong tyres on the opening test.
7th were Gethin & Tom Williams in the Motorcraft liveried Escort RS, despite some cosmetic panel damage down the drivers side
The impressive Mazda MX5 of Ben Short /John Lawes topped class B and 8th overall
Rob Dennis was back at a familiar venue with Andy Boswell in the 2.5 Escort, and was taking a while to get into the swing, but fought back to take 9th
But the undoubted drive of the day came from Ludlow duo Steve Pritchard/Chris Ridge in the 1400 Nova seeded at 40, they took a superb 10th overall and class A.
 Paul Willetts
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