The co-driver members of the Greystoke organising team have been busy lately sampling a variety of events around the UK.
Iain Tullie, Greystoke Event Safety Officer, was navigating for Jan Ebus in a Porsche 356 on the Rally of the Tests in late October/ early November. This event, starting in Chester, looks to seek out the classic test venues, to drive the most scenic routes and to tackle the more challenging roads from the 1950’s RAC rallies finishing in Harrogate this year. A good entry of 80 teams from the UK and Europe in a variety of classic cars tackled the 4 day event with Iain and Jan finishing a fantastic 2nd overall.
On the 8th/9th of Man taking part in the Pokerstars Rally, the final round of the 2013 Manx Rally Championship. For this event Andy was reading the notes for Manxman David Hughes in his BMW whizzing round the closed road special stages on the island. 46 cars entered this final rally of the series and at the Douglas finish David and Andy were a creditable 8th November Greystoke Press and Publicity Officer Andy Barnard was back on the Isle overall and 1st in their class.
The 3 Day Wales Rally GB National in mid-November saw Greystoke Secretary of the Meeting Richard Cooke return to the hot seat of Paul Benn’s Ford Focus WRC for a quick run around the classic stages of North Wales. The pair finished an excellent 4th overall, all the more creditable as it was now one of Paul’s rare events in the driver’s seat with most of his time being taken up looking after other people’s cars.
With this experience on the Greystoke organising team we hope that we can regularly look at the rally from a competitor’s point of view and as a result provide you with an event that is testing yet enjoyable. As always we look forward to seeing you in July next year.