Firstly, congratulations to Ashley Field in repeating his success of last year and winning the 57th Rainworth SKODA Dukeries Rally at Donington Park. This was a decisive victory by nearly 2 minutes and starts to put Ashley in the exclusive list of drivers how have won the Dukeries Rally more than once. The list of previous winners is on the Dukeries Rally website.
The 2016 Dukeries Rally Championship is now complete and Dave Welch is the Champion Driver and Paul Webb is the Champion Co-driver. Both Dave and Paul each win a Free Entry for a Dukeries MC event in 2017. On the Dukeries 'own events' it is Paul Rees and Paul Briggs who come out on top.
A list of the 2016 Award Winners is below and the full Championship points table listing the 80 points scorers is now available in the Downloads Sections.
Overall Champion Driver DAVE WELCH
Overall Champion Co-Driver PAUL WEBB
Dukeries Own Events Driver PAUL REES
Dukeries Own Events Co-Driver PAUL BRIGGS
Class 1 Driver EMMA BENNISON
Class 1 Co-Driver MARC MELHUISH
Class 2 Driver MATT WOOD
Class 2 Co-Driver DAVE SIMMONS
Class 3 Driver STEPHEN BOOTH
Class 3 Co-Driver CATHERINE BOOTH
Class 4 Driver DEAN HICKLING
Class 4 Co-Driver GEOFF MOSS
Class 5 Driver JOHN GRIFFITHS
Class 5 Co-Driver STUART PROCTOR
The presentation of all the above Club Awards, plus some Special Annual Awards will take place at the Christmas Party on Thursday 8th December and we do hope that all the award winners will be able to attend and collect their awards.
East Midlands Champion Club
Thanks to the efforts of all the Dukeries competitors during the year we are pleased to confirm that Dukeries MC has again won the EMAMC Club Championship. We are 122 points ahead with only one event remaining.
In addition to the Dukeries MC Drivers Championship, Dave Welch has also won the 2015 EMAMC Stage Rally Championship. Although the final event is this weekend at Blyton, Dave has amassed an unassailable 167 points out of a maximum possible score of 168. Several Dukeries competitors have also won class awards in either the sealed surface or unsealed surface categories.
A list of the current EMAMC championship points can downloaded from the EMAMC website.
It appears that the 2016 ANEMMC Stage Rally Championship will go down to the final event this weekend at Blyton with several drivers still in with a chance of the title including Emma Bennison, Dave Welch and Matt Wood.
Photo is Paul Rees and Paul Briggs on the Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Rally. Courtesy of Kevin Money