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Gwynne takes class win on Burns Memorial.

Andy Gwynne and Holly Robinson took another class win on the Richard Burns Memorial Rally at Marham Airfield last weekend.

The GwynneSpeed Rallying team won their category by 5 minutes 13 seconds and finished an impressive seventh overall and first two-wheel drive car in their 1600cc Saxo kit car.

Poor seeding position on day one however hampered their challenge and they caught and passed approximately 24 cars. This inconvenience, coupled with braking problems, cost the pair a significant amount of time, but re-seeding for day two meant that they re-started at car 6 and had a much more trouble-free run with no hold ups.

Disaster nearly struck on the last stage though when a suspension mounting broke 1 mile from the end which forced the crew to crawl to the finish.

Luckily, the team had built up enough of a lead that it did not jeopardise the class award although they did drop a place overall from sixth to seventh.

"I competed with Richard in the original Peugeot challenge and we had a strong friendship. I am very pleased that we've been able to support the charity [and do this event]," said Gwynne.

"Michael Park, who was tragically killed in a freak accident co-driving for Markko Martin on Wales Rally GB 2005, did his first season co-driving with me and we were also very close and so this rally was special to me.

"I would like to thank the organisers for the massive effort that they put into organising and running this fantastic event. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm sure that everyone else did."

Initial reports suggest that the event, which was organised by the Kings Lynn & District Motor Club (KLDMC) will have raised a significant five-figure sum overall for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Richard Burns Foundation - which incorporates the Michael Park Fund.


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Andy Gwynne / Holly Robinson. Tour of Epynt. March 2008. [PIC CREDIT: www.edpphoto.com]
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