Published: January 26, 2014
Video & Photos: Rain creates high-speed thrills and spills at Brean Rally

Heavy 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.

Pools of standing water on the roads at Brean Leisure Park led to several cars sliding off the track but with no injuries.

Peter 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.

Clerk 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 third place.

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 track

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 Sunday's action

'Give us a push, mate!' The marshalls help Jim Jones out of the mud

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 Escort

Andy Phipp from Torbay loses control on a sharp bend in his Ford Anglia

Steve Furzeland pressing the car in front hard during Sunday's rounds

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 conditions

Gary Le Coadou of Windwistle hits a large pool of water in his Toyota Corolla

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

 


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