Porsches suffer on the hard stuff



MSA Historic Rally Championship

Major dust problems in Wales did not prevent Steve Perez and Dessie Nutt enjoying a day-long Porsche struggle on the Astra Stages. Perez won the day by a handful of seconds after a last-stage charge.

Richard Gower stormed to victory in the Post-Historic category in his Ford Escort.

Three weeks later it was the Tarmac roads of Epynt that awaited the crews on the R&M Williams Welsh Rally. Nutt suffered transmission failure on stage one and Perez retired mid-event, leaving the Sunbeam Tiger of Paul Kynaston to scoop the Historic spoils.

The Post-Historic section provided glory for two former racing drivers, Stuart Rolt (Porsche 911S) heading Ray Bellm (Ford Escort).