Published: February 1, 2009
In photos: Welsh duo clinch victory during day two of Brean Rally 2009

Welsh rally drivers Peter Lloyd and Graham Handley roared to overall victory at the Brean Rally on Sunday (February 1st).

The 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 Leisure Park.

An 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.

This was Peter's third victory at Brean - his previous wins coming in 2001 and 1999 - and he was delighted to claim the top spot.

Peter headed the leaderboard throughout Saturday's and Sunday's stages and told "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."

An 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.

Event organiser Rod McKenna told "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!"

Click here for the final overall results [PDF document]
Click here for coverage of Saturday's action

The rally's winners lined up next to the winning car with their silverware

Burnham duo Nikki Peskett and Debbie Miller celebrated success after finishing 34th overall and Nikki (left) was crowned first lady driver

Rick Neale and Paul Leyfield suffered a broken engine cover in their Davrian Dragon

Burnham duo Nikki Peskett and Debbie Miller in action on Sunday afternoon

Event winners Peter Lloyd and Graham Handley entering the tunnel during Sunday's race action

Burnham-On-Sea team Dave Boden and Sarah Wills were pleased to finish the rally in overall 25th place

Jamie Harris from Weston negotiates a sharp corner on Sunday

Leanne Harvey and Andy Street swept around the course in their Peugeot

Brean Rally organiser Rod McKenna thanked Mark Wilmot, Deputy Clerk of Course, for his work along with Clerk Brian Featherstone


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