The date for 42nd running of The Severn Valley Stages will be 30th May 2015!
The organising team are pleased to announce that next year's event will be a part of the MSA British Historic Rally Championship, RAC Rally Championship & the Pirelli MSA Welsh Stage Rally Championship.
We look forward to seeing you all in mid Wales in May 2015!
Francis Hooks Another Win
Rhuddlan’s Luke Francis got the better of a day long battle to take victory on the Severn Valley Stages and, with it, the lead in the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship.
Francis started the event suffering the effects of a flu bug and it was Bury duo Tom Naughton and Andy Mort who set the fastest time on the first of the rally’s eight stage, two seconds quicker than the similar Mitsubishi Evo 8 of Francis and the Subaru Impreza of Northwich driver Alex Allingham, co-driven by Chris Williams from Daventry.
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While Allingham moved into the lead on the next stage, stage three saw Francis and his co-driver, John H Roberts from Colwyn Bay, begin to find their pace in their Bob Francis Crane Hire backed car, moving up to second place before taking the lead on the next stage. Stage four was pivotal from the Championship point of view with Worcester duo Paul Davy and Roger Allen, who had topped the table going into the event, ending their rally after putting their Subaru Impreza into a muddy ditch.
Also out of the event and into a ditch were Brecon driver Sara Williams and co-driver Johnny ‘Tad’ Evans from Newtown in their Subaru Impreza. After the event they were full of praise for the crew of the following car, Wug and Max Utting, who stopped to help them out of their stricken vehicle.
Meanwhile Richard and Sarah Ceen retired at the end of the stage, the Wrexham crew suffering with clutch problems on their Ford Focus World Rally Car.