Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship, Rally North Wales

Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship, Rally North Wales

Championship newcomers Nick Elliott and Dave Price took victory, while Osian Pryce and Dale Furniss retained their championship lead. 

The two-wheel-drive event saw Elliott and Pryce locked in battle for most of the day, with Pryce debuting a Historic specification Escort. A puncture cost Pryce a minute and dropped him to third place in the battle for championship points.

Dylan Davies and Llion Williams were first away in the small four-wheel-drive field and missed out on maximum championship points by just seven seconds. They went on to take fastest time on each stage and win the four-wheel-drive rally by over a minute from Matthew Hirst’s Mitsubishi Evo IX.

1 Nick Elliott/Dave Price (Ford Escort) 44m47s
2 Dylan Davies/Llion Williams (Subaru Impreza) 44m54s
3 Osian Pryce/Dale Furniss (Ford Escort) 45m59s

Provisional championship standings
1 Osian Pryce – 55 points
2 Dylan Davies – 51
3 John Rowlands – 44
4 Paul Davy – 41
=Matthew Hirst – 41

Image: Nick Elliott and Dave Price in action on Rally North Wales, courtesy of RallySportMedia