Bird sealed victory at Donington Park in mixed conditions as Barry Morris clinches the title with a 3rd place finish.
Bird clinched his 5th victory of the season in mixed conditions, in commanding style once again, he finished ahead of Woodhouse by 2 minutes 53 seconds. John Griffiths looked set to finish in 2nd but a mix up in the afternoon dropped him back, as he completed another lap of the course losing him three minutes.
Bird said: “Another good day for us. I pushed hard at the start and we took some good time out of everyone, then started taking it a bit easier later on in the end not taking any risks. It’s crazy to think this time last year was my first rally. I’ve learned a heck of a lot since then, and it’s got better and better so it’s been a great few months with everyone.”
Morris said: “I’m over the moon. We got a wee push on near the end, and then eased it back a little bit on the last stage to get it home. It’s been a great season, and we’ll be coming back next year. I’ve just got to thank everybody at the championship for letting me have the chance and it’s been a lot of fun. I got held up at the start by another Darrian, but after that we got into it, and I think we were strong towards the end.”
Class A went the way of Jonathan Hudson who beat newly crowned class champion Ron Walker. A four point cushion ensured the championship.
Class B had a four way battle for the title, with eventual winner Chris Ruck on his 25th birthday. He defeated Ashleigh Morris and Mark Peterson.
Class C saw Morris help a fellow Darrian racer to class victory Josh Davey. Morris helped Davey to race as the car developed a miss fire. Morris, who said “we gave Josh wires to get it going again – anything to help out. He deserves it because he should have had a few wins this year.”
Class D1/D2 Overall winner Bird added the class D2 win to his tally, but Wells wrapped up the class title with his top 10 result.
D1 spoils went the way of second-placed Woodhouse, Barry Morris adding the class title to his overall championship.
Photo Credits: Lee Fisher