MSA English Rally Championship

Round 2: Butlins Somerset Stages, 20 April

Reigning champions Julian Wilkes and Will Rutherford continued their run of success with another class win and maximum points on their home event, the Somerset Stages.

Wilkes set a blistering pace on the morning stages and resisted pressure from Darren Pinchin and Harry Gardner as the day progressed.

Nineteen-year-old Alex Parpottas Class E3, while 18-year-old Cameron Davies scored maximum points in Class E4. Class E1 was won by Joe Evettwhich, and Robert Barrett came out on top of a very closely fought contest in Class E5.

Resultsclass winnersE1 Joe Evett / Calvin Holdsworth (MG ZR) 53mins 22secsE2 Julian Wilkes / Will Rutherford (Nova) 49m22s                E3 Alex Parpottas / Jamie Edwards (Fiesta R2) 49m57sE4 Cameron Davies / Michael Gilby (Fiesta ST) 50m55sE5 Robert Barrett / Pamela Hilton (Escort Mk2) 49m30s

Provisional championship standings1 Julian Wilkes75 points 2 James West69 3 Daniel Wakefield64 4 Theo Bengry63 5 Roger Priestnall62