View Full Version : The Red Dragon Rally

niall cowan
18-05-2006, 09:54 AM
The Red Dragon starts this weekend from Swansea,all the Supercup competitors will be there and the competition looks like it is stepping up a level with some drivers improving their ZR's.
This will be the first event with the new engine so we will have to wait and see what happens.

18-05-2006, 02:48 PM
Good luck as always Niall ;)

19-05-2006, 09:02 AM
Best of luck to all the Supercup competitors, and of course Niall and Pam (be nice to her ;) )

I'll be following it from the sofa I'm afraid !!!

19-05-2006, 07:41 PM
Good luck Niall & Pam. :car2:

From Neil & Pam.

19-05-2006, 07:45 PM
Be safe, have fun, but most of all...................lets see a win by an MG :D

20-05-2006, 11:00 AM
Bit of bad news.....
Nialls clutch cable went half a mile into stage 2, so they are out now :banghead:

All the Supercup drivers got thru stage 1, and all but Matt Cotton have completed Stage 2. I can't find out whats happened to him yet, and Naill didn't know either, but I'll hopefully he's thru.

20-05-2006, 11:30 AM
Niall doesn't seem to be having much luck does he. A clutch cable of all things!

21-05-2006, 07:50 AM
I managed to get to the finish point in swansea yesterday afternoon and i spoke to most of the ZR drivers,i did manage to get some pictures aswell thanks to all the drivers and co-drivers for allowing me to take the photos,i had to run around the finish point to catch up with Nialls car as i missed them when they come in thanks guy's for stopping:cheers: .

21-05-2006, 09:19 AM
Well done to all the crews yesterday, Nathan's ZR finished only 2 minutes 40 seconds behind the winning Suzuki Ingis :music049:

The MG ZR's finished as follows,

Class N1

1st in class 10th overall 246 Grant Rees/ Wyn Davies MG ZR
2nd in class 11th overall 213 Graham Roberts/Alan Lock MG ZR
3rd in class 14th overall 216 David Meredith/Robert Owen MG ZR
4th in class 15th overall 247 Clive Wheeler/Ken Bartram MG ZR
6th in class 18th overall 231 Huw Jones/Mike Jenkins MG ZR
8th in class 24th overall 229 Roland Jones/Andy Wynn MG ZR

Class B9

4th in class 5th overall 207 Nathan Crewe/Christopher Brooks MG ZR
8th in class 13th overall 228 Skip Green/Martyn Allen MG ZR


214 Niall Cowan/Pamela Hilton MG ZR Broken clutch cable SS2
227 Matt Cotton/Anthony Godden MG ZR Transmission SS2

niall cowan
21-05-2006, 07:24 PM
Yup a clutch cabe of all things:cry2:
This was a brand new cable fitted for this rally,because this car had a IB5 box the cable is slightly different so i thought i would be safe and buy a new one from X PART.
Now i dont know if the quality has slipped or what but the old one did the north humberside no problem!!
The self adjusting bit just hasnt the strength to hold the cable and it just pulled through.
Going to have to get a custom made job unless anyone knows of a manual adjusting cable that fits??
Anyway,the new engine felt really strong and we will be on a mission on the Dukeries!!!

21-05-2006, 07:54 PM
What a bummer Niall better luck next time out.

22-05-2006, 10:53 AM
Your time will come Niall, lets hope its soon!