Hankook MSA Welsh National Rally Championship

Round 6: Woodpecker Stages Rally, 3 September

Roger Chilman and Andrew Sankey scored maximum championship points on the Woodpecker Stages Rally.

Chilman was quickest out of the blocks with an impressive run through the opening test, and maintained his strong form to seal victory. Local driver Shaun Gardener finished second despite suffering a puncture.

Michael O’Brien reported an intermittent fault on his differential but otherwise performed well to finish third of the championship runners. David Howells now takes the narrowest of leads to the final round, the Cambrian Rally, in October.

Results1 Roger Chilman / Andrew Sankey (Subaru Impreaza WRC) 0h43m32s2 Shaun Gardener / Ben Innes (Mitsubishi Evo 5.9) 0h44m14s2 Micheal O’Brien / Paul Spooner (Focus WRC03) 0h44m03s

Championship positions (provisional)after Round 6

1 David Howells – 119 points2 Alex Allingham – 1183 Tom Cave – 1034 Tom Naughton – 103 5 Will Onions – 90