Jennings dominant. The Jim Clark Rally 12th - 13 th July, 2002 Day 2 and leg 2 of the TOTAL supported 206 Super Cup resumed at dawn with a again headed for Scotland, this time based in the historic Scottish capital Edinburgh. The Jim Clark...
The Jim Clark Rally 12th - 13 th July, 2002
Day 2 and leg 2 of the TOTAL supported 206 Super Cup resumed at dawn with a again headed for Scotland, this time based in the historic Scottish capital Edinburgh.
The Jim Clark Rally is the only public closed road event on mainland Britain and the 21 special stages covering over 160 miles through the lanes and roads of Berwickshire provide a severe test of man and machine.
Ballinamallard man Garry Jennings was dominant, setting fastest times on four of the seven stages, he carries a 17.4 second lead over Donegal based Shaun Gallagher, however towards the end of the day he lost 2nd gear and may well have to drive without it all through Day 2. Finn Marko Ramanen is 3rd,32.0 seconds back having dropped time on stage 6 with a slow puncture. Jazz Nadhra lies fourth after a stunning day with a fastest overall time through Stage 5 Langton. Jack Ingleby had a consistent day moving steadily up the leaderboard into 5th with Daniel Dunbabin sixth.
Jennings nearly never made it through the day, going off on Stage 7 apparently whilst showing off to the spectators. Meanwhile Ramanen was going through a learning curve, somewhat perplexed as to why the rear of the car was sliding when he was running slicks on the front and intermediate tyres on the rear.
Gallagher was struggling with a misfire after going through the Watersplash at Langton. Chris Moore was depressed and felt his heart wasnt in it anymore after losing over ten minutes on SS4 Abbey St Bathans when he went off into a ditch. He took it easy on the final stage of the day and ironically set the 2nd fastest time.
<pre> 1 Garry Jennings Paul Naggle GB/GB 0:46:05.4 2 Shaun Gallagher Richard Pashley IRL/GB 0:46:22.8 0:00:17.4 3 Marko Ramanen Ian Bevan FIN/GB 0:46:37.4 0:00:32.0 4 Jazz Nandhra James Phillips GB/GB 0:47:20.5 0:01:15.1 5 Jack Ingleby Grania Ingleby GB/GB 0:47:27.0 0:01:21.6 6 Daniel Dunbabin Clive Dunbabin GB/GB 0:47:40.8 0:01:35.4 7 Andy Pawley Tim Sturla GB/GB 0:48:08.3 0:02:02.9 8 George Philippedes Marshall Clarke GB/GB 0:48:14.9 0:02:09.5 9 Gareth MacHale Derek Brannigan IRL/IRL 0:48:23.2 0:02:17.8 10 Martin Evans Shaun O'Gorman GB/GB 0:48:23.5 0:02:18.1