Rally UK »

Media man to contest Neath Stages.

Welshpool based Zimbabwean Geoff Mayes has recently concluded a deal to return to competitive driving on this weekends Neath Valley Stages, an event which will mark only his second ever rally as a driver.

Geoff, who runs his own freelance Motorsport P.R. company, made his rally driving debut back in February, and despite rolling his borrowed rally car still managed to finish second in class, and by doing so raised over £2000 for charity.

This weekends rally will see Mayes team up with local co-driver Tony Derrick, from Cross Hands, in the very same Geoff Jones Motorsport-run Nissan Micra that Geoff has used in the past.

Mayes is aware of the necessity to have a good co-driver on board, having recently made his own co-driving debut, and despite enjoying the experience, has admitted he prefers being behind the wheel.

“I recently made my co-driving debut on the Coracle Stages where we finished third in class. I had a lot of fun but still prefer driving, but knowing how important it is to have a good co-driver, Tony was right at the top of my list,” he noted. “I don't have any targets for this, my second ever rally as a driver, apart from finishing with the car in one piece!

“I must thank everyone who has assisted me with this adventure, Geoff Jones for allowing me to use the Micra again, Richard Egger Insurance, Vulcan Fasteners, Carr and Griffiths, R.A. Mouldings, GRH Foods, Richard Owen, my chief mechanic and of course, Tony for agreeing to sit alongside me!”

The Neath Valley Stages begins from Walters Arena, near Neath, at 10am on Saturday August 16. The event, which ran for the first time in 2007, features some of the best rallying stages in South Wales, and includes tests that will be included on Wales Rally GB, such as Rheola, Resolven and the spectator friendly Walters Arena.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Media man Geoff Mayes will make his rallying debut on the JRS Winter Stages in February
Cows watch the shakedown stage
Cows watch the shakedown stage
Cows watch the shakedown stage
Stage Start
Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen 	Ford Escort
Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen 	Ford Escort
Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen 	Ford Escort
Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen 	Ford Escort
Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen 	Ford Escort
Night Stage atmosphere
Night Stage atmosphere
Night Stage atmosphere
Gravel stages
Gravel stages
Night stage atmosphere
Night stage atmosphere
Steve Magson / Geoff Atkinson

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


fatloss berries - Unregistered

December 05, 2010 7:52 AM

Church Out,control effect food smile quite shot attitude argument colour concern whilst order slow his money difficult please rest us respond head climb of together unit widely since date management business deep scheme term tear anyway instead cell train soft lead though place always every least paint shake nothing thank later as gate market unable belong audience supply proper north investigate highly secure invite succeed skin duty display assume trouble bill health accident threaten clear prevent meeting properly driver population language inside fashion generally job handle existence result announce able blood size retain very



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.