Mark Banham and Jonathon Stimpson 2nd on the Preston

Kings Lynn member Mark Banham partnered by Jonathon Stimpson finish a tremendous 2nd overall on The Preston in their Rover 25, last weekend 7/8th December. Mark continues to improve his results on this rally finishing 4th in 2012 and 6th in 2011.

This is one of the toughest night road rallies on the calendar and is a great achievement for the Kings Lynn crew This is the organisers  from Chelmsford Motor Club’s description:

” The route itself will continue to be highly challenging, with the accurate timing used in previous years. There will be the occasional horrendously overgrown narrow bits, numerous bumps, yumps and thumps, puddles you can lose a car in and the infamous Preston mud! Notwithstanding the dry summer unless it is frosty, mud is guaranteed. As the saying goes, it is only depth that varies. Furthermore, if all goes to we should get away with only using 5 of the ‘roughest’ Preston whites. All this will be within a twenty-mile radius of Elveden, Suffolk, around 180 miles in total with 3 petrol halts. Currently there will be around 20 sections with the ‘mileage that counts’ amounting to approximately 120 miles and as ever about 90% of that will be un-surfaced”

 The 2013 Preston 8The 2013 Preston 6