MULLMURMURSMULLMURMURSMULLMURMURS – Chapter 4
published on the island, during the event by Jaggy Bunnet
Early times from 2nd Service at Craignure (after 6 stages)
|1||Calum Duffy/Hugh Duffy – Escort RS||50:44|
|2||Neil MacKinnon/Mike Stayte – Escort Cos||51:56|
|3||Eddie O'Donnell/Eddie O'Donnell – Escort RS||53:58|
|4||Michael Shiel/Graham Shiel – Astra||55:00|
|5||Billy Bird/Plug Pulleyn – Astra RWD||55:20|
|6||Stuart Egglestone/Steve Egglestone – Peugeot||56:32|
|7||John Shirley/Neil Fraser – Escort RS||56:34|
|8||Gordon Boyd/Stella Boyles – Escort Cos||56:50|
|9||Derek Carless/Pete Forrester – Escort||57:14|
|10||Steingrimur Ingason/Joff Haigh – Nissan||57:20|
Official Leaderboard after Stage 3:
|1||Calum Duffy/Hugh Duffy – Escort RS||23:18|
|2||Neil MacKinnon/Mike Stayte – Escort Cos||23:57|
|3||Eddie O'Donnell/Eddie O'Donnell – Escort RS||24:51|
|4||Billy Bird/Plug Pulleyn – Astra RWD||25:19|
|5||Michael Shiel/Graham Shiel – Astra||25:21|
|6||Richard Thompson/Reg Smith – Nissan||25:39|
|7||Gordon Boyd/Stella Boyles – Escort Cos||25:29|
|8||Stuart Egglestone/Steve Egglestone – Peugeot||26:04|
|9||Ian Gemmell/David Aitken – Mitsubishi||26:06|
|10||John Cressey/Bob Harris – Manta||26:10|
Gordon Boyd (6) has got a problem with a chipped tooth in 4th gear so can't use it. Has the spare parts but needs Saturday morning to take 'box out and repair and re-fit – if it lasts that long.
Michael Shiel broke an engine mounting, Derek Carless blew a head gasket but replaced it at first service, John Dalton is losing time with a spongy brake pedal and Roy Jarvis has a huge "weg" in the driver's side of the Corsa – it took down a telegraph pole! Brian Cameron (58) was spotted cannibalising his own brand new Rover road car to get a track rod end to replace the broken one on the rally car.
Retirements include: John Price (2) dropped valve, Paul Kirtley (8) accident, John Cope (17) alternator, Mark Huson (19), Tugs Sherrington (22) engine, Geoff Wright (24).
Jimmy Paterson (11) went out on the 2nd stage when all four wheel studs sheared on one of the front wheels, but the car's fixed and he'll be out to-morrow and Beefy Fraser (110) was spotted parked up in stage 1.
That's all for now, Yer Auld Pal, Jaggy Bunnet 1:00 am, Saturday, Craignure