September 26, 2023
Carmarthen Motor Club will offset 7,000 KG CO2e from this year’s John Morgan Autoparts & Cathrine Williams Catering sponsored Autumn Road Rally.
Carbon Positive Motorsport founder, Paul Glass, commented, "We believe that the initiative from Carmarthen Motor Club to carbon offset the event is the first for a road rally in the UK.
"The Autumn Road Rally will use UK-based Woodland Carbon Code verified carbon offsetting projects to set a new environmental standard for road rallying within the UK."
The iconic event returned with a full entry and lived up to its reputation and name by providing competitors with not only a challenging route, but also very challenging autumn weather conditions.
The event was won overall by George Williams / Cadog Davies Ford Escort in car number 5, with class victories for Rob Stephens Kieran Price in the master’s class in their Ford Escort, with Tomos Evans and Emyr Jones winning the Experts class in their Ford Escort, ahead of Rhodri Lewis and Trystan Leyshon in their Citroen Saxo, competing in the semi expert class.
There was also victories for Barry Quibell David Lee in their Ford Escort competing in the novice class,
for Michael Roberts and Natasha Roberts in their Ford Escort in the highest place mixed/ladies crew, Gwion Huw Jones and Lolo Dafydd Hughes in the under 1400 class in their Nissan Micra, and for Llion Steffan Williams as winning under 21 navigator in the The Gareth 'Jaffa' Roberts Award.
Paul Glass added, "It really has been great working with the team from Carmarthen Motor Club on the event. Their enthusiasm and commitment just reflect how many hard-working volunteers and organisers love our sport and take seriously the environmental risks we face.
"I’m very pleased that we can also show that we can combine fantastic competion with value for money in an affordable way on a real clubman grassroots level. It just shows how everyone involved in motorsport, no matter the discipline, can contribute to helping make motorsport and the environment sustainable for future generations to enjoy."
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