Originators of UK closed road motorsport

1998 – Murmur Chapter 6


– published on the island, during the event by Jaggy Bunnet

Provisional Top Times after 11 out of 19 Special Stages:

Posn Driver/Co-Driver Car Mins:Secs
1 Neil MacKinnon/Mike Stayte Subaru Impreza 82:14
2 Calum Duffy/Hugh Duffy Ford Escort 83.01
3 Chris Griffiths/Aled Davies Subaru Impreza 85.32
4 John Price/Caroline Broad MG Metro 6R4 86.08
5 John Cressey/Ian Grindrod Opel Manta 88.28
6 Billy Bird/Plug Pulleyn Vauxhall Astra RWD 89.04
7 Steve Davies/Pete Pinnington Ford Escort 90.06
8 Bill Bonniwell/Tom Smith Ford Escort 92.08
9 Eddie O'Donnell/Eddie O'Donnell Ford Escort 92.28
10 Rob Barry/Allan Whittaker Mitsubishi Lancer 90.33
11 Mark Jasper/Alan Snell Ford Escort Cos) 90.57
12 Dave Miller/Andrew Bailey Ford Escort 91.34
13 Ian Colman/Alison Colman Nissan Sunny 93.15

The weather's cold, the roads are dry but the competition is white hot in this year's Philips Tour of Mull Rally but rally leader Neil MacKinnon has put a little more daylight between himself and Calum Duffy despite coming out Mishnish Lochs with a front wheel puncture on the John Allan Motors Subaru … Calum Duffy has lost out, his tyres are just a bit too soft, getting too hot and going 'off' which is giving him a lot more understeer than he really wants … Chris Griffiths is still 3rd despite breaking a front wheel and puncturing a tyre on Calgary … John Price is going OK and after fears that the front suspension was damaged last night, everything was fine for to-day … bad news for Daniel Harper, a wheel came off in Calgary taking all the studs with it and he limped into emergency service at Dervaig but has lost time … Steve Davies has been stuck in top gear since Calgary and can't get any other gears … Eddie O'Donnell had a funny time on the first stage so don't treat the above times as gospel … Bill Bonniwell is having the same trouble as Duffy, tyres going off – me, I think the buggers are just melting them out there!

That's yer lot meantime,
Yer auld pal, Jaggy Bunnet,
Island Bakery, Saturday, Mid Afternoon.

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