Round seven of the Competition Car Insurance Welsh National Rally Championship heads to Mid Wales and the Plains Rally which commences on Saturday 20th September.

While the current championship leader, David Mann will be absent from this rally. The Suffolk driver having a host of good results to keep his championship alive. Alun Cook, Mann's Caerphilly based co-driver in the Subaru Impreza also heads the co-driver's title in the series.

Peter Beards and Guy Weaver, another Subaru pairing, follow Mann and Cook in second place. The Wolverhampton and Oaken partnership also head the Group N showroom class in their Impreza.

Following three outright rally wins this year, Andy Burton in his self prepared hybrid Peugeot 306 Cosworth aims on moving up the leaderboard from his current third place. The Herefordshire driver has also suffered two retirements in the championship, the mechanical retirements could be the Achilles Heel in his championship aspirations.

Robin Bradbury follows in Burton's tracks, the Templeton man the leading non four wheel drive contender in his MkII Escort. While his Llanbradach co-driver, Paul Wakely occupies third in his respective table.

Brian Bell has slipped to fifth place after missing the last two rounds through work commitments. The Skegness driver returns to Wales this weekend in his Focus WRC.

Another Ford holds onto sixth place, the Escort Cosworth of Radlett driver Simon Rogers also has Aberystwyth co-driver Patrick Walsh occupying, along with fourth in the co-driver series.

Robert Swann (Bishop Stortford), Mandy Roberts (Parkmill), Richard Ceen (Deeside) and Gary Smith (Craven Arms) are the remaining top ten contenders in the drivers title.

Ken Bowman of Hexham and Rob Swann's passenger lies fifth co-driver. Shrewsbury co-driver, Eddie Myatt who partners Richard Ceen claims sixth.

Andrew Sankey (Ludlow), Rob Morgan (Acton Burnell), Derek Davies (Bishopston) and Andrew Owens (Bath) finish off the top ten of the co-drivers series.

 

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