It was an extremely close run thing for Overall and Class 1, with Henry Kitching (Corsa) just beating Mark Hoppe (Saxo) by one mark, adding a new name to the long list of Cymru winners and the second successive Cymru to be won by a Yorkshireman!
It was similarly close in Class 2, despite only two entries, Rupert North (Mini) beating Garry Preston (Uno) by just one mark.
Brian Roberts (Dutton) looked to be heading for overall victory but Barrie Parker's retirement at the end of the third round threw the index figures, and handed the victory to the Class 1 winner. Barrie's recently acquired beautiful 1934 Singer 9 (possibly the oldest car ever to have been entered on the Cymru) developed a problem which is thought to be the contact set as the car seemed to run OK after the event.
Paul Cyples (Punto) took the Clubman section on index, but the lowest score was dropped by Jon Turner (Midget) who would have rivaled the National entries in the class.
The event was held in dry, sunny weather but it was very windy!
The first event of our July Welsh Weekend, the Cymru is one of the longest-established (production) car trials. With breathtaking views of Snowdonia and North Wales, varied and challenging sections and Welsh hospitality, what more could one ask? OK – fine weather would be just great! And to follow, a sociable dinner ahead of Sunday's trial.