Winter Cup Galloway Hills preview

Round One Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally 7th December 2003 Twelve crews will make the journey to the Scottish borders for the first round of the Peugeot TOTAL 206 Winter Cup 2003. The southern Scottish town of Castle Douglas welcomes ...

Round One Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally
7th December 2003

Twelve crews will make the journey to the Scottish borders for the first round of the Peugeot TOTAL 206 Winter Cup 2003. The southern Scottish town of Castle Douglas welcomes Peugeots mini series for the second consecutive year; the 45 mile gravel event being a stern test for both Super Cup regular competitors as well as enticing a good proportion of newcomers.

Classic Scottish Stages will greet the protagonists as some pit their skills against each other for the first time in equal machinery. The 1600cc Group A cars will be led away at 9am after an 8.30 start from Market Hill, Castle Douglas, with two services and a further four stages before returning for the finish at 1.15pm.

Competitors from England, Scotland Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire will vie for a share of the 1500 prize fund on this short, sharp test of mettle. Dubliner Gareth MacHale hinted at the shape of things to come with a win on the Tempest Stages in October, but he will be harried by six others with experience in the 206 Super Cup on these classic forest tests.

Scholarship winner Ieuan Rowlands heads up the five newcomers and their baptism of fire in this ultra competitive championship will stand them in good stead in the future. 2002 Winter Cup graduates took fastest stage times and overall honours on 2003 Super Cup events, proving the worth of this close season battle.

The eventual winner will take a cheque for 500 at the prize giving at 4.45pm with a further 2000 in Peugeot Sport Special Tuning vouchers going to the Winter Cup victor after the three rounds of the Championship.

Galloway Hills 206 Winter Cup entries:
48 Gareth MacHale/CliveJenkins
49 Paul Jones/Steve Smallbone
50 Phillip Morrow/Simon Morrow
64 Ieuan Rowlands/Kelvin Savage
65 Matt Jessup/Bill Robertson
66 Paul Kiely/Eugene Donnelly
72 James Robertson/Mike Rollo
90 Richard Phillipson/Brian Cammack
91 Alaistair Moffat/Matthew Pearce
92 Michael OBrian/Simon Coates
104 Tom Boardman/Alun Cook
105 Barry Horan/Simon Mills

-www.peugeot.co.uk/motorsports

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