MULLMURMURSMULLMURMURSMULLMURMURS – Chapter 7
published on the island, during the event by Jaggy Bunnet
Very unofficial Leaderboard after 17 out of 21 Stages:
|1||Billy Bird/Plug Pulleyn (Vauxhall Astra)||2Hrs 14Min 33Secs|
|2||Neil MacKinnon/Mike Stayte (Ford Escort Cosworth)||2:14:45|
|3||Richard Thompson/Reg Smith (Nissan Sunny)||2:15:02|
|4||Michael Shiel/Graham Shiel (Vauxhall Astra)||2:15:04|
|5||Gordon Boyd/Stella Boyles (Ford Escort Cosworth)||2:16:49|
|6||Derek Carless/Pete Forrester (Ford Escort)||2:20:47|
|7||Eddie O'Donnell/Eddie O'Donnell (Ford Escort RS)||2:21:17|
|8||Daniel Harper/Les Reger (Rover Mini)||2:22:26|
|9||Alasdair Ingham/Lindsey Ayris (Lotus Sunbeam)||2:23:23|
|10||Donald Brown/Fred McLean (Talbot Sunbeam)||2:23:26|
Unlike Friday night, it's clear out there and you can see the stars – at least, those who are still in the rally!
For another top ten runner has gone, Steve Davies was spotted parked on Hill Road, the first stage of Saturday night.
That means Alastair Ingham has moved into the top ten for the first time but he's rapidly running out of tyres.
But Billy Bird still leads the 26th Philips Tour of Mull Rally although MacKinnon has moved up to second place and the rally is getting all set for a grandstand finish.
And well done commentator Paul Taft, when introducing Billy Bird at the Salen start to the massed crowds he announced here is the leading front wheel drive runner. This was news to Billy as he is at the wheel of a rear wheel drive Astra !!!
My grateful thanks to John and Claire for nicking up to the Glen to get these times.
That's all for now, Yer Auld Pal, Jaggy Bunnet 10:30pm, Saturday, Craignure