John and Tony secured 17th Overall on this challenging event. Split over 2 days with 3 stages repeated twice each day the rally proved to be a challenge.
A brake problem on the first loop meant the duo found themselves a disappointing 28th overall after the first 3 stages. Quickly resolved in service the times improved and a steady climb up the leader board ensued. Ending the first leg 22nd overall John, had some serious work to do to get into the top 15. Finding that he was much quicker than those behind but not enough mileage to catch the ones in front John & Tony found themselves in a bit of "no mans land" for the final loop. Settling for a steady run through the last 3 stages a retirement from the top ten elevated John to a very credible 17th Overall.
Far better than last year when a small mistake saw John and Clive leave the road in spectacular fashion.
Thanks go to Dean of Geo Preparation and Winey who looked after the car, which, save for the minor brake issue, ran faultlessly all weekend.
Donnington Park 2018
Another good result for John
Competing at Donnington Park for the first time, John alongside good friend Simon Hunter for the first time, finished an excellet 4th Overall. Up against some quick modern Fiestas John consistantly set top 5 times all day and used the run as a test before heading out to France in September.
Simon commented it was great to finally sit next to John and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
In car and Bumper cam footage are on John's Facebook page ... check it out !