Another former Group N front runner Sacha Kakad switched to a new Ford Fiesta R5 together with regular co-driver James Aldridge in the Westbased-backed car had an event to forget, when started motor issues brought retirement before they got to the stages.
Scott Partridge had a new co-driver in the shape of Beverley Mace in their Subaru Impreza and finished 51st overall and 11th in class.
James Dunkley was another with a new co-driver in Paul Barbet in the Jim Dunkley Auto Services backed Vauxhall Corsa finished 67th and 13th in class.
The event was won by the new Proton Iziz R5 of Ollie Mellors and Max Freeman by just six seconds from the Focus WRC of Paul Bird and Jack Morton.
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