Lampeter pair edge out Morgan to win returning Forest time trial

BOB Morgan, the winner of the last Forest of Dean Motor Club Time Trial in 2013, had to settle for second overall at this year’s event, sponsored by Richard Cole Contracting.

After a titanic battle with Lampeter duo Andy Davies and Dale Bowen, who were coincidentally racing in a former Morgan Subaru Impreza, the previous winner spun on stage five to give Davies the momentum.

This year’s event offered nearly 30 miles of fast and furious action in the Sweet Lamb motorsport complex near Aberystwyth for the near capacity 38 crews.

Morgan stopped the clocks a second quicker than Davies on the opening test in the Winner Garage Skoda Fabia, but Davies then took the second back on the next test.

The duo continued to swap seconds on the next pair of stages, until a spin for Morgan on stage five gave the Lampeter duo a 10 second lead.

This was extended to 14 seconds at the end of the sixth and final stage.

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