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ALM Autodrome Stages Rally

The Club had a few crews out on this event, but also a lot of people organising and marshalling.
Car 1 Martin Tinkler JACK MORTON Lotus Exige
Car 2 Mark Thompson ANDREW HUTCHINSON 206 GTi
Car 5 JIMMY KNOX KEVIN COUSINS BMW M3
Car 7 TONY THOMPSON PAUL HUDSON Chevette
Car 9 PAUL HUGHES JO-EMMA HIND Evo 6
Car 13 MAC HOLSDWORTH MAC CLIFF Civic

ALM 2010 Paul 2

Despite only 17 starters this was a very competitive event. Last year’s winner Martyn Tinkler had young Jack Morton in with him

After stage 2 Tinkler/Morton were leading from Chris Anderson/Chris Thirling in the new Fiesta 14 down, with Mark Thompson/Andrew Hutchinson 1 second behind, Jimmy & Kev were 9th, Tony & Paul 10th, Paul & Jo-Emma 16th and the two Mac’s 17th. Rumour has it the last time Mac Cliff was in a Rally Car he walked in front of it with a red flag! Well it was a long time ago.

ALM 2010 Macs 2

Lead positions remained the same after stage 4, with Paul and Jo-Emma now 8th,Paul maintains he had a wrong time on stage 1! Tony and Paul 11th , Jimmy and Kev were 13th and the two Macs still in 17th they were enjoying the stages so much they did an extra lap on stage 3!

At the lunch break, Tinkler/Morton were leading by 56 seconds from Thompson/ Hutchinson with Anderson 6 behind him. Paul and Jo-Emma were up to 7th Jimmy and Kev were 10th the two Macs 15th

ALM 2010 Paul 1

The Jameson –Allens had retired their Renault with clutch problems; Tony Thompson/Paul Hudson also retired the Chevette with fuel problems.

Andrew Drake/Jeff Bedford were having gear selection problems, whilst the Fred Davidson/ Plug Pulleyn car was looking a little sorry after a trip through the tyres, Fred’s son Michael also paid a visit to the same tyres. Jimmy Knox/ Kevin Cousins were having trouble keeping the rear of the M3 in check and were seen pirouetting many times! I did hear someone say Jimmy had castors on the back!!

ALM 2010 Jimmy 2

After Stage 8, the first 3 positions remained the same with Tinkler/Morton extending their lead in the nimble Lotus, Thompson/ Hutchinson were 1.17 behind with Anderson on 1:35, Jimmy and Kev were 9th with Paul and Jo-Emma now 10th - Paul’s car did not seem to be running on 4 cylinders! The two Macs in 14th.

Stage 10 saw Tinkler/Morton further ahead some 1:49 in front of Thompson/Hutchinson and Anderson a further 15 seconds in arrears, both Jimmy/Kev and Paul/Jo-Emma had dropped a place, The M3 was beaten by the Civic on stage 9! whilst the 2 Macs were holding on to 14th

ALM 2010 Macs 1

After the final stage Martin Tinkler/Jack Morton ended up 2:09 in front of Mark Thompson/ Andrew Hutchinson with Anderson on his best ever result on 2:36 despite nearly having a coming together with Tinkler. Jimmy and Kev had crept back into 9th whilst Paul Hughes, normally seen in the Co Drivers seat had a run out in his Evo 6 with Jo-Emma Hind and finished in 11th place., the 2 Macs finished 14th

 

ALM 2010 Andrew

The event achieved its objective as both the winning and the second placed Co drivers (both Club Members I must add) are new to the sport, Jack’s first event was the Jack Frost in January, whilst this was Andrew Hutchinson’s first stage event. Results were declared final at 15:17. It was a very neat compact event, Ronnie, Tom and the team deserve our congratulations on a well organised event, it is a shame so much effort was put into an event so few competitors had the pleasure to compete in!

Overall results

1 1 Martyn TINKER/JACK MORTON 3 1 Lotus Exige 0:37:32 0:37:32
2 2 Mark THOMPSON/ANDREW HUTCHINSON 3 2 Peugeot 206 GTI 0:39:41 0:39:41 2:09
3 4 Chris ANDERSON/Chris THIRLING 3 3 Ford Fiesta 0:40:08 0:40:08 2:36
4 8 Edward TODD/Andy BROWN 3 4 GTM Coupe 0:40:14 0:40:14 2:42
5 3 Fred DAVIDSON/Plug PULLEYN 5 1 Mitsubishi Evo 6 0:41:12 0:41:12 3:40
6 10 Paul GIBSON/Luke PINDER 1 1 Ford Puma 0:41:14 0:41:14 3:42
7 14 Paul BANKS/Dave BELL 1 2 Peugeot 106 0:41:44 0:41:44 4:12
8 18 Malcolm WING/Josh DAVISON 2 1 Talbot Sunbeam 0:42:12 0:42:12 4:40
9 5 JIMMY KNOX/KEVIN COUSINS 4 1 BMW E36 M3 0:42:31 0:42:31 4:59
10 12 Michael DAVIDSON/John COATES 2 2 Peugeot 205 GTi 0:42:32 0:42:32 5:00
11 9 PAUL HUGHES/JO_EMMA HIND 5 2 Mitsubishi Evo 6 0:43:34 0:43:34 6:02
12 11 Martin COCKERILL/Stephen KENT 4 2 MG Maestro 0:45:18 0:45:18 7:46
13 16 Michael THORNTON/Steven PERRY 2 3 Ford Escort MK1 Mexico 0:45:38 0:45:38 8:06
14 13 MAC HOLDSWORTH/MAC CLIFF 2 4 Honda Civic 0:47:18 0:47:18 9:46
15 6 Andrew DRAKE/Jeff BEDFORD 3 5 Ford Escort Mk2 0:49:32 0:49:32 12:00

ALM 2010 Jimmy 1

Class results

Pos No. Driver/Co-Driver Class Vehicle Total Time Diff. Leader Overall Pos
Overall Awards
1 1 Martyn TINKER/JACK MORTON 3 Lotus Exige 0:37:32 1
2 2 Mark THOMPSON/ANDREW HUTCHINSON 3 Peugeot 206 GTI 0:39:41 2:09 2
Class 1
1 10 Paul GIBSON/Luke PINDER 1 Ford Puma 0:41:14 6
Class 2
1 18 Malcolm WING/Josh DAVISON 2 Talbot Sunbeam 0:42:12 8
Class 3
1 4 Chris ANDERSON/Chris THIRLING 3 Ford Fiesta 0:40:08 3
Class 4
1 5 JIMMY KNOX/KEVIN COUSINS 4 BMW E36 M3 0:42:31 9
Class 5
1 3 Fred DAVIDSON/Plug PULLEYN 5 Mitsubishi Evo 6 0:41:12 5
Award - 1st Driver on first Stage Rally
1 18 Malcolm WING 2 Talbot Sunbeam 0:42:12 8
Award - 1st Co-driver on first Stage Rally
1 2 ANDREW HUTCHINSON 3 Peugeot 206 GTI 0:39:41 2
Award - 1st Novice Driver
1 8 Edward TODD 3 GTM Coupe 0:40:14 4
Award - 1st Novice Co-driver
1 8 Andy BROWN 3 GTM Coupe 0:40:14 4

ALM 2010 Jack

Overall Winners Martyn Tinker and Jack Morton in their Lotus Exige

Many thanks to Gordon Bradford for his report and also to Trevor Coulson for his excellent photographs of the event.

It was a very neat and compact event and certainly produced a great result for some of our newer members. The Club would particularly like to thank Ronnie, Tom and the team as they not only deserve our congratulations on a really well organised event, but a huge amount of work went into it and it's just a shame so few competitors had the pleasure to compete in it.

 
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