February 1, 2009
In photos: Welsh duo clinch
victory during day two of Brean Rally 2009
rally drivers Peter Lloyd and Graham Handley roared to overall
victory at the Brean Rally on Sunday (February 1st).
duo's newly-acquired Subaru Impreza S12 World Rally Car, previously
owned by former World Rally champion Petter Solberg, proved too
quick for the rivals during the second day of action at Brean
early retirement from Karl Broad and Trasie Moore on Sunday due
to a broken steering system meant second place went to last year's
winners, David Kynaston and Andy Russell, in their Audi A4 Quattro.
was Peter's third victory at Brean - his previous wins coming
in 2001 and 1999 - and he was delighted to claim the top spot.
headed the leaderboard throughout Saturday's and Sunday's stages
and told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We did have a few small problems
on Sunday, but we enjoyed it lots and strong teamwork helped us
win. We'll be back next year."
accident on Sunday afternoon led to the cancellation of stage
12 when a Honda Civic driven by Jonathan Giles and Marie Venn
rolled over, but fortunately no-one was injured.
organiser Rod McKenna told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This year's
rally was another great success and we thank everyone who took
part and came along to watch. We look forward to seeing you all
again in 2010!"
here for the final overall results [PDF document]
Click here for coverage of
rally's winners lined up next to the winning car with their silverware
duo Nikki Peskett and Debbie Miller celebrated success after finishing
34th overall and Nikki (left) was crowned first lady driver
Neale and Paul Leyfield suffered a broken engine cover in their
duo Nikki Peskett and Debbie Miller in
action on Sunday afternoon
winners Peter Lloyd and Graham Handley entering the tunnel during
Sunday's race action
team Dave Boden and Sarah Wills were pleased to finish the rally
in overall 25th place
Harris from Weston negotiates a sharp corner on Sunday
Harvey and Andy Street swept around the course in their Peugeot
Rally organiser Rod McKenna thanked Mark Wilmot, Deputy Clerk
of Course, for his work along with Clerk Brian Featherstone