& Photos: Rain creates high-speed thrills and spills at Brean
rain left slippery conditions at the 18th annual Brean Rally over
the weekend as the event was won by Peter Lloyd in his Subaru
Impreza World Rally Car for a record seventh time.
of standing water on the roads at Brean Leisure Park led to several
cars sliding off the track but with no injuries.
Lloyd and his co-driver Carl Sorensen raced to a 42-second win
over the 12 stages of the rally, having earned a 15-second lead
after Saturday's stages.
of the course Darren Loveys told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
gone really well - the showers and the heavy rain slowed the drivers
down, but it went well. This is the first year that we've had
almost 100 competitors taking part."
"We've seen big crowds of spectators despite the weather,
who have enjoyed a great weekend of rallying."
Last year's winner Steve Furzeland took second place overall
in his Subaru Impreza S12 World Rally Car while Aaron Newby took
Burnham's Dave Phillips and Tim Bagg celebrated a great weekend
in their Ford Escort.
Second-placed Steve Furzeland negotiating a wet corner on the
Burnham's Dave Phillips and Tim Bagg celebrated a good weekend
in their Escort
Joe Geach's BMW came away 'worse for wear' after a collision
Martin Masters' Honda Civic lost part of his rear bumper during
'Give us a push, mate!' The marshalls help Jim Jones out of the
Philip Turner takes the long, muddy route around a corner in
his Subaru Impreza
Llyn Llewewellyn takes to the air in this Vauxhall Nova
Brian Davis from Hereford speeds out of the spray in his Ford
Andy Phipp from Torbay loses control on a sharp bend in his Ford
Steve Furzeland pressing the car in front hard during Sunday's
Winner Peter Lloyd in his Sabaru World Rally Car racing to victory
Spencer Chard under pressure in his Subaru Impreza
Michael Threlfall from Taunton negotiates a bend at spend in
his Mitsubishi Evo
Overall winner Peter Lloyd wouldn't let a wet track get in his
way of victory
Splash down! Steve Bishop's Ford Fiesta hits a pool of water
during the action
Derek Hill's Mitsubishi Evo span off the track during the slippery
Gary Le Coadou of Windwistle hits a large pool of water in his
The audience watching the action from the sheltered grandstand
The spectators enjoyed a weekend of top-class rally racing
Families were among the crowds of spectators watching the rally