As competitors on the 2012 Tour Britannia faced a second day of challenging weather conditions, Phil Hindley and Andy Bull maintained the advantage that they had established on the opening day to claim victory in their Porsche 911SC. After this evening’s awards ceremony, Andy rushed off to Mid-Wales to compete in more modern machinery on tomorrow’s Severn Valley Stage Rally.
Second place went to the Escort RS1600 of Roger Kilty and Lynette Banks who also clinched the Index of Performance. With Jeremy Cook and Mike Dowd being one of the few final day retirements in their 3 litre Porsche RSR, third place was taken by the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 of Stuart Scott and Steven Wood.
Honours in the Targa category went to a rather damp Richard Meaden and Nathan Blewer in their Radical SL. You will be able to read all about their experiences on the event in a forthcoming Evo magazine.
A tight battle in the Regularity event saw Melissa Raven and Jeremy Haylock just edge it in their Porsche 911S ahead of the Lancia Fulvia 1300 of Steve and Tony Graham. In third place was the Volvo P544 of McLaren Director of Design and Development Neil Oatley partnered by former WRC co-driver and current Wales Rally GB Clerk of the Course Fred Gallagher.
Victory in the pre-1965 category of the competition event went to the Shelby Mustang GT350 of Mike Thorne and Johnny Todd who also claimed the Corinthian Spirit award for the highest placed car without a support crew. There were class wins for the Lotus Cortina of Richard Martin and Paul Bouch, Philip Dolby and Helen Parker in their Alfa Romeo 2000GTV and Philip Walker and John Clark driving a 3 litre Porsche RSR.
The Competitors Choice Concours award went to the fabulous Ferrari 275 GTB of Portuguese duo Manuel Ferrao and Joaquim Bessa.