REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship

Round 6: Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally, 24 August

Damian Cole and co-driver Elliott Edmondson won the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally after a day-long tussle with Steve Simpson and Patrick Walsh.

With two of the 14 stages to go, the two crews were tied on the same penalties. Cole then pulled out all the stops to beat his rival by three seconds on each of the final two stages and take a narrow victory.

John Indri and navigator Peter James put in an excellent run to take third place, finishing ahead of fellow two-wheel drive exponents Simon Mauger and Jonathan Hawkins in their Escort MkII.

Results1 Damian Cole / Elliott Edmondson (Ford Focus WRC) 1h09m12s2 Steve Simpson / Patrick Walsh (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1h09m18s3 John Indri / Peter James (Darrian T90 GTR) 1h09m46s

Provisional championship standings1 Damian Cole – 146 points2 John Stone – 1313 Alex Laffey – 1184 David Tinn – 1145 Simpson – 112