MG duo to face home leg of Rally GB.
After two full days and 13 special stages Gwyndaf Evans and Chris Patterson lay 6th in the Super1600 class and 32nd overall in the MG ZR.
It was a good day for the Welshman as he posted fast times throughout the day with highlight being on stage 10. At the last scheduled service of the day Gwyndaf said: ^ÓIt^Òs been much better this afternoon and very pleasing for myself and MG. We set another fastest time with everybody who^Òs still in fighting hard. At world championship level I think that^Òs a big bonus for everybody and something we should be really proud of, particularly with a car of only 11 months old.^Ô
Tony Jardine in the second of the MG ZRs finished the day trouble free laying first in Class. Although the car faced some severe stage conditions, it battled on relentlessly. Tony explained: ^ÓIt^Òs been a difficult day today but on the other hand very satisfying to get through to the end of the second leg. I just feel so sorry for the car, the battering it^Òs taken and yet I^Òm very, very chuffed. We^Òve got through it all so far with flying colours and due to the hard work of all the MG boys who^Òve kept us running. The conditions are still very slippery and treacherous with huge ruts. We^Òre still the smallest standard production car running.^Ô
Gwyndaf Evans set the fastest time of the Super1600 cars on stage 10 ^Ö Halfway 1 ^Ö with a time of 13:25.2. The second fastest time of 13:47.9 was set by McShea.
Gwyndaf also set the 3rd and 2nd fastest time of stage 11 (Crychan 2) and stage 12 (Halfway 2) respectively.