MSA English Rally Championship

Round 4: Skoda Dukeries Rally, 8 June

Defending champions Julian Wilkes and co-driver Will Rutherford continued their recent run of success with another Class 2 victory and maximum points on the Skoda Dukeries Rally.

Mat Smith was one second ahead of the champions after the opening stages but were unable to continue after transmission problems on stage three.  Wilkes and Rutherford continued to set a blistering pace to finish just over a minute ahead of Roger Priestnall and Jamie Forrest.

Joe Evett won Class E1, while Robert Smith and Simon Boucard took Class E3. Class E4 fell to Cameron Davies, and Peter Smith won Class E5.

Resultsclass winnersE1 Joe Evett / Calvin Holdsworth (MG ZR) 55m05sE2 Julian Wilkes / Will Rutherford (Nova) 47m32s                E3 Robert Smith / Simon Boucard (Escort Mk2) 50m50sE4 Cameron Davies / Michael Gilby (Fiesta ST) 49m14sE5 Peter Smith / Patrick Walsh (Escort Mk1) 48m 19s

Provisional championship standings1 Julian Wilkes100 points2 Roger Priestnall853 Peter Smith824 James West69 5 Robert Smith66