Garry Jennings made a comeback to snatch sixth place overall in the final round of the British Rally Championship.
Driver Kesh has placed in the top four several times recording his best BRC result of the season on the Trackrod Rally in Yorkshire, recovering from a slow start to move into the field from a modest 14th square.
“I had a really bad run on Friday night in the dark. We got wiped! Garry confessed.
“I don’t really know what went wrong, just a different car in the dark and in the woods. It’s just to get used to the car because everything was different in the dark.
“I stuck on the special and knew I had lost 15 or 20 seconds there, but not a minute and a half.
“We redid the stage for the last stage of the rally and when I rode it I was a minute and a half faster, and then I knew where I had dropped everything. I don’t mind wasting ten or 20 seconds against these boys, but a minute and a half was too much, and it was good to get back on track at the end.
Garry had struggled to make the top ten overall in previous rounds of the series, but some recent changes to his Fiesta setup have given him an injection of pace and in Saturday’s day specials he quickly found the rhythm. of the first.
The fourth fastest time of the second stage helped him move up to eighth as he entered the final stage, and another quick time in Dalby’s famous test saw him overtake two other competitors to come through. sixth in the general classification and second in the category.
“I was happy because my times were good,” he said. “I was 14th and came back sixth, and if I had had another stage I would have come back to fourth or fifth. I had two tops four times, and it was good to find the rhythm of these boys from the BRC. It gets better. I think they were quite surprised in our time as well. Keith Cronin was a British champion and he only beat us on one stage on Saturday.
Garry’s recent busy schedule continues when he returns to the tarmac roads of Donegal this weekend to compete in the Harvest Rally. The event, based in Donegal Town, will take place on Sunday October 3 and will feature two stages completed three times each, with drivers completing 90 kilometers of competitive driving.