ITRC: Duns: Jim Clark Rally final report, results

Andrew Nesbitt adds another famous scalp to his list of victories by winning the Jim Clark Rally. But it was probably his toughest victory to date as Derek McGarrity led the Rally from the start to SS9 until unfortunately a broken prop-shaft ended...

Andrew Nesbitt adds another famous scalp to his list of victories by winning the Jim Clark Rally. But it was probably his toughest victory to date as Derek McGarrity led the Rally from the start to SS9 until unfortunately a broken prop-shaft ended his charge. Leading British Championship driver Jonny Milner inherited the lead and he and Nesbitt battled for the next 5 stages. Nesbitt eventually took the lead after Milner punctured only to fall foul of a clutch problem with his Subaru. He lost 30 seconds on a road penalty and dropped time on SS15 and SS16. Nesbitt then stormed over the final 4 stages to win by 2 minutes 37 seconds. We will do it all again at the Manx International Rally commencing the first weekend in August.

<pre> Unofficial Overall Positions Final Standings after all stages

Pos Pos. #   Driver           Co-driver         Nat     Car                 Class Total           Difference       Categories
O/A CL                                                                                       from prev  from 1st
1   1    12  Andrew Nesbitt   James O'Brien     GB/IRL  Subaru Impreza WRC  A8    2:07:29.0                        T P
2   2    14  Jonny Milner     Nicky Beech       GB/GB   Toyota Corolla WRC  A8    2:10:06.9  0:02:37.9  0:02:37.9  P
3   3    18  Eamonn Boland    Damien Morrisey   IRL/IRL Subaru Impreza WRC  A8    2:10:12.5  0:00:05.6  0:02:43.5  T
4   4    23  Robert Woodside  Dean Beckett      GB/GB   Subaru Impreza WRC  A8    2:10:20.0  0:00:07.5  0:02:51.0  P
5   5    22  Tim McNulty      Anthony Nestor    IRL/IRL Subaru Impreza WRC  A8    2:11:47.5  0:01:27.5  0:04:18.5
6   6    26  Maurice Gass     Geoffrey Orr      GB/GB   Subaru Impreza WRC  A8    2:12:07.7  0:00:20.2  0:04:38.7  T

Official Toshiba Computers Irish Tarmac Championship standings

1 Andrew Nesbitt        Subaru Impreza WRC      45
2 Eamon Boland          Subaru Impreza WRC 44S  34
3 Derek McGarrity       Subaru Impreza WRC 44S  19
4 Austin MacHale        Toyota Corolla          14
5 Maurice Gass          Subaru Impreza WRC      13
6 Liam O'Callaghan      Subaru Impreza WRC      10

We will do it all again at the Manx International Rally commencing the first weekend in August.

-tcitc-

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Series Other rally
Drivers Jim Clark , Austin MacHale