LONGFELLOW MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW….!
For the second successive year David Longfellow and Danny Ward’s Subaru Impreza were victorious at Grafton Underwood. With a 15 second lead on the opening stage Longfelow’s intentions were fairly clear and with second placed David McMullan/Marc Melhuish’s Mitsubishi Evo 6 breaking the gearbox on stage three, he reached halfway almost a minute clear. Martin Farrar/Andy Ward’s Impreza had been third from the start, but stage three claimed him too after going ‘off’ in amongst some tree stumps, so it was former Peugeot Challenge ace Jason Sharpe/Benjamin Hume that completed the podium in their Impreza.
But second place (as in 2018) went to Martin Pavier/Pete Kettle, their Impreza had been fifth on the opening stage and gained a place per stage until consolidating second overall from stage four, They rounded off a successful day by taking the fastest stage time on the last three stages too, but still trailed the winning Longfellow by just over a minute.