Osian Pryce enjoyed a night in the lanes on the Border 100 Road Rally.

Osian Pryce Stars On Border 100 Road Rally

By Paul Evans

Stage rally star Osian Pryce contested his first road event last night, finishing sixth overall and third expert in a Ford Escort Mk2 on the Border View Tiles Border 100 Road Rally.

The Welsh Border Car Club organised event contained a 110 mile route on maps 125, 126 and 136, which started from Llanfyllin High School and finished at the rugby club in Meifod.

The event was won by Gary Roberts/Darren Ikin in a Peugeot 205. Lewis Morgan – who was co-driven by Max Freeman, who had come directly from the Rallynuts Stages Rally – finished second in a Ford Escort, while Iwan Jones/Neil Spiers (Ford Escort) were third.

“What an experience,” said Pryce. “First of all thanks to the Border 100 organising team, Dude, Allen, GT and Dale for a brilliant, well put together and challenging rally. I have never had a proper experience of a proper road rally, and this was definitely one!

“I drove all night with a bit left, as I didn’t fancy committing like I usually do on the stages, as it definitely wouldn’t have ended well! That said, I started off better than I expected, but struggled with getting to grips with stopping and starting quickly, but loved that first section. Talk about being thrown in at the deep end! I was glad to get to petrol, having re-arranged the panel layout on the front of the Escort.

“The second half of the event suited me a lot more, with less stopping and starting, so I could just drive and enjoy myself even more. I was pleased to set some decent times against quick locals and the regular road rally crews. We got out of it what we wanted, and that was a good laugh along the way. Sixth overall and third expert was a bonus!”

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