Round 2: Bulldog National Rally, 24 March
Matt Edwards took the championship lead with a fine win on the Bulldog National Rally.
Edwards opened up a four-second lead by the service interval and declared himself to be “enjoying the event immensely.” He was then fastest on two of the remaining stages to finish with a 27-second winning margin.
Tom Naughton made second place his own after three stages, taking Group N honours in the process. Tristan Bailey took third after a charge on the last two stages, while defending champion Alex Allingham finished fourth after clipping a log pile.Results1 Matt Edwards / Will Rogers (Mitsubishi Evo 9) 45m05.4s2 Tom Naughton / Horace Saville (Mitsubishi Evo 9) 45m32.4s3 Tristan Bailey / James How (Mitsubishi WRC 04) 45m37.2s
Championship positions (provisional) after Round 21 Matt Edwards – 54 points2 Paul Davy – 483 Tom Naughton – 454 Tony McWhirter – 375 Brendan Cumiskey – 36