Ioan Lloyd had the perfect preparation for this weekend’s Rali Ceredigion, scoring a brilliant class win and finishing 11th overall on the Mewla Rally.
The talented young John Easson Award winner was using last weekend’s event, based around the Epynt military ranges, as practice for round five of the British Rally Championship.
“The idea was to use the Mewla to experiment with the tarmac suspension set-up on our Peugeot 208 Rally 4, and by the afternoon loop of stages we were much comfortable with it,” explained Ioan, who had regular co-driver Sion Williams alongside him.
“It was our first attempt at Epynt, which has a real reputation for catching drivers out, so to come away with a class win and 11th was pretty much job done, and we’re really looking forward to the big one this weekend”.
The pair are seeded at car 48 for Rali Ceredigion, which comprises 12 stages over two days, totalling 86 competitive miles around Aberystwyth.
First run in 2019, it’s the only closed-road rally in Wales and has attracted an international field of UK and overseas drivers, with former John Easson Award winner Osian Pryce leading the field away in his VW Polo GTi Rally 2.
A new format sees crews start in Aberystwyth town centre on Saturday evening with two short ‘spectator specials’ before tackling two more stages in the dark.
The bulk of the action takes place over eight stages on Sunday
Ioan Lloyd would like to thank;
•West Wales Rally Spares
•2300 ClubJohn Easson Award
•Moduron Teifi Motors
•Safety Devices International Ltd
•Peugeot Sport UK/Ireland
•David Byrne Autorepairs
•Gareth Owens Building Contractor