Barnes Auto Engineering Rali Môn

16 Sep 2017 – 17 Sep 2017

The 2017 edition of Rali Môn was sponsored by Barnes Auto Engineering and held on the weekend of 16th/17th of September. The event format consisted of straightforward six-figure navigation with no-nonsense standard sections along the lanes of Anglesey.

  • Rm02
  • Rm03
  • Rm04
  • Rm05
  • Rm07
  • Rm12
  • Rm14
  • Rm16
  • Rm21
  • Rm22

Report

See below for links to the full entry list, results and photo gallery. Many thanks to Duncan Littler for the action photos in the slideshow and the gallery.

The gallery (not the above slideshow) includes a few images taken at the start venue, followed by action shots of the award winners in the order they are listed below and then a photo of the winners with their trophy.

The event was sponsored by Barnes Auto Engineering and the club and organisers are grateful to proprietor Lee Barnes for his generous support.
The weather forecast for the night could have been better, but when everyone started arriving at the Anglesey Showground to make preparations and set up for the scrutineering and signing-on processes the rain was holding off. After a slow start the evening got gradually busier and more hectic. Why is it that crews arrive together for scrutineering when officials have been practically twiddling their thumbs for the first couple of hours of the time-slot??? It is also clear that many crews do not absorb the information in the Supplementary Regulations and on the event web page and proceed to turn up without the necessary documents and permissions.
By 22.15 hours crews had signed-on; marshals had their allocated points; and the route information was being handed out to the 64 starters. The field was led away by the VW Golf of Ian Roberts of Meifod, Powys, with Dylan Jenkins of Ystradgynlais in the hot seat. Second away were Arwel Hughes Jones (Pwllheli) and Dylan Williams (Abersoch) in an Escort with the Escort of Kevin Kerr (Rhydyclafdy) and Huw Manion (Botwnnog) at number three. They were followed by Steven Williams (Edern) and Dafydd Lloyd (Boncath) in another Escort and at five, the Seat Cupra of Telor Pugh (Machynlleth) and Michael Gilbey (Lampeter). The top ten was completed by the Escorts of George Williams (Bridgnorth)/Nick Bloxham (Penn) and Chris Williams (Gilwern)/Byron Jones (Cardiff); the Proton Satria of Shaun Bee (Groeslon/Gruff Parry (Wantage); David Pedley (Rochdale)/Sarah Holmberg (Mostyn) in a Mazda MX5; and at ten, the Escort of local crew of Paul Morris (Trearddur Bay)/Merfyn Williams (Rhosgadfan). The full list of starters is available below.
The first part of the route consisted of six selectives in the northern part of the Island before a petrol halt and time recovery period at Valley. By this time there were twelve retirements, almost all for mechanical reasons with one of the notable exceptions being car 3 driven by Kevin Kerr whose partner had gone into labour (hope all are doing well!). Williams/Bloxham were leading the rally by 12 seconds from Hughes Jones/Williams with Pugh/Gilbey a further 11 seconds adrift in third. Semi Experts Paul Morgan (Shrewsbury)/Rhys Griffiths (Welshpool) in a Honda Civic were doing remarkably well in fourth place, holding off Roberts/Jenkins by two seconds with Williams/Lloyd just one second behind. Leading the Novice Class was car 60, the Civic of Llion Owen (Penisarwaen)/David Roberts (Mynytho) at 22nd overall.

The next four selectives took crews south towards Aberffraw before returning to the finish and a hearty breakfast at the very welcoming Cartio Môn. The results showed that Williams/Bloxham had maintained their lead by the same margin from Hughes Jones/Williams, both having dropped another four seconds each. Roberts/Jenkins had made up two places to third whilst Morgan/Griffiths finished top Semis in fourth. Best Experts were Steven Knibbs (Blackwood)/Gerwyn Barry (Bargoed) at seventh overall whilst the Owen/Roberts team maintained their position as first Novice and finished an excellent 22nd overall.

Forty eight crews finished the event and Clerk of the Course Rob Jones is to be congratulated on presenting a route that competitors found very enjoyable, yet challenging and sufficiently difficult for the top crews to drop time. It is worth noting that local knowledge did not play a significant part in determining how well the competitors performed with many of the awards going to crews from outside the area with very little or no experience of rallying on Anglesey.
Once again, the behaviour of some spectators was disappointing and generated PR issues for the future. The club will be working hard to address the spectator problem and to protect the future of road rallying in the area.

AWARD WINNERS
Over all Winners: Car 6. George Williams (W&SSCC) / Nick Bloxham (WBCC); Ford Escort (Red)
Masters Class:
1st - Car 2. Arwel Hughes Jones (H&DMC) / Dylan Williams (H&DMC); Ford Escort (Blue)
2nd - Car 1. Ian Roberts (WBCC) / Dylan Jenkins (PTMC); VW Golf (Green)
Expert Class:
1st – Car 18. Steven Kibbs (HOVAC) / Gerwyn Barry (HOVAC); Proton Satira GTi (Silver)
2nd – Car 12. Jon Bossen (WBCC) / Peredur Davies (C&AMC); Ford Escort (White)
3rd – Car 27. Chris Leach (WMC) / Wil Atkins (WMC); Ford Escort (Blue)
Semi-Expert Class:
1st – Car 36. Paul Morgan (NDAC) / Rhys Griffiths (NDAC); Honda Civic (Silver)
2nd – Car 34. Elliott Stafford (NDAC) / Lewis Sim (NDAC); Toyota Celica (Yellow)
3rd – Car 41. Craig Jones (RDMC) / Robert Smith (CVMC); MG ZR (Black)
Novice Class:
1st – Car 60. Llion Owen (C&AMC) / David Roberts (C&AMC); Nissan Micra (Red)
2nd – Car 58. Justin Campbell (C&AMC) / Iwan Eddy (C&AMC); Ford Escort (White)
3rd – Car 62. Jamies Jones (C&AMC) / Gavin Rees (C&AMC); Ford Fiesta (Red)
Highest placed C&A Motor Club crew not winning any other award: Car 11. Rhys Ll Jones (C&AMC) / Robert Jones (C&AMC); Ford Escort (Blue)
Highest placed 1400cc and under: Car 21. Gareth Jones (C&AMC) / Dave Thomas (NDAC); Nissan Micra (Red)
Best presented car: Car 53. Berwyn Evans (C&AMC) / Mari Haf Evans (C&AMC); Ford Escort (Blue)
Key to clubs:
C&AMC – Caernarvonshire & Anglesey Motor Club; CVMC – Clwyd Vale Motor Club; H&DMC – Harlech & District Motor Club; HOVAC – Heads of the Valleys Auto Club; NDAC – Newtown & District Automobile Club; PTMC – Port Talbot Motor Club; RDMC – Rhyl & District Motor Club; WBCC – Welsh Border Car Club; WMC – Whitchurch Motor Club; W&SSCC – Wolverhampton & South Staffs Car Club

Rali Môn 2017 Entry List
Rali Mon 2017 Positions at Petrol
Rali Mon 2017 Overall Results
Rali Mon 2017 Class Positions

Further detailed results information, including times and retirements, are available at the Rally Roots website here: Rally Roots

View Gallery

A Message from the Clerk of the Course

Now that the dust has settled and that we all have had the time to recover I would like to take this opportunity to put pen to paper. Firstly, congratulations to George Williams and Nick Bloxham for the fine win! Also, congratulations to all the other award winners. Glad to see that all the remaining competitors made it back safely…ish. Car 10 I have your mud flap in safe keeping . A big thanks to Lee Barnes of Barnes Auto Engineering for sponsoring the event. Special thanks to all the organising team, C&A club members and marshals who made the event possible - heroes one and all. In all honesty, without your assistance we would not have been able to run the event. I would also like to thank all the residents along the route for your cooperation and understanding during the event. Any ideas for Rali Môn 2018??!!
Rob Jones, Clerk of the Course.

Finals and Entry List

Final Instructions and list of entries now available:
Rali Mon Final Instructions
Rali Mon Entry List
MSA 2017 Competition Licence Application Form

Supplementary Regulations and online Entry Form for the 'Barnes Auto Engineering' Rali Môn are now available here.
Download 2017 Rally Môn Regulations
'Barnes Auto Engineering' Rali Môn Entry Form
Seeded Entry List

As always, we require a significant number of marshals to ensure that we can run the event. If you are able to assist in any way, please contact one of the Joint Chief Marshals named below.

We would like to thank Lee Barnes of Barnes Auto Engineering for sponsoring this event.

We are pleased to be a qualifying round of the following: Welsh Association of Motor Clubs Road Rally Championship, Association of North Western Car Clubs Road Rally Championship and North Wales Road Rally Challenge, Welsh Border Car Club Championship and The Glynne Edwards Memorial Championship.
The event will start from the Anglesey Showground and the route will be approximately 104 miles in length with minimal use of white roads, all of which can be traversed in a standard road car. The latest edition of OS Map 114 ‘Anglesey’ will be required.
As with all night events we require a sufficient number of marshals to ensure a good event. If you are able to assist in any way please contact Laura Jones on 07760 994575.

Competitors will need a club membership card and a MSA Competition Licence (minimum grade ‘Non Race National B’).
Club membership application form available in our section ‘Become a Member’.
MSA Competition Licence application form is available here.
If you have a licence that has expired, you can renew it here.

If the legal parent or guardian of anyone under 18 taking part in the event is unable to attend Signing-on and is represented by someone else, then they should complete the MSA Competition Parental Consent Authorisation form, available here.

Clerk of Course

Rob Jones
07586 614637 robnebo@live.com / ralimon.2017@gmail.com

Joint Chief Marshal

Laura Jones
07760 994575

Joint Chief Marshal

Francine Dean
07856 369049

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