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Rally of Great Britain: MG leg one summary

MG experience difficult conditions on Rally GB The Network Q Rally GB, which is known for its adverse weather conditions, lived up to its tradition as the mid stages of the first day became increasingly difficult. The day was also disrupted as...

MG experience difficult conditions on Rally GB

The Network Q Rally GB, which is known for its adverse weather conditions, lived up to its tradition as the mid stages of the first day became increasingly difficult. The day was also disrupted as Stage 4 was cancelled under the grounds of safety due to the large number of spectators.

The forest stages of Brechfa and Trawscoed proved testing on the MG ZR but Super1600 driver Gwyndaf Evans was running 4th in Class as he entered the service area. Before heading out to Rheola for Stage 6 Gwyndaf said: "It's going very well and I'm delighted to be mixing it with the best in the World, in the MG, in our first Rally GB. The conditions are very slippery and rough, so it's a big test for the crew and machinery. So far so good."

It was not such a good day for the second MG ZR Super1600 driver, Mark Blundell. Although conditions were treacherous Mark was going well until he retired a mile from the end of Stage 5. (more details to follow)

Tony Jardine in the Group N MG ZR also battled with the challenging conditions but the car coped admirably. Tony said: "I was having to drive defensively on Stage 5 as the conditions became rougher. We wanted to keep out of trouble and avoid the holes but we still managed to drag the underside a couple of times. The car is taking a lot of punishment but she's doing fine."

The final MG of the quartet was Rob Gill in the second of the Group N cars. Rob's hopes were dashed early on as he was forced to retire on Stage 3.

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Series WRC
Drivers Tony Jardine , Gwyndaf Evans , Rob Gill