Another win for Joe Taylor and retirement for Graham Gibbs - here's what you've been missing.
e start with some good news from the Taylor camp, with Joe starting his 2010 F1000 rally season off in style with a win on the Roskirk Stages Rally. Held at 3 Sisters race circuit near Wigan, the event was the scene of Joe's debut in the Micra, when Paul Woodford co-drove for the 2009 championship runner-up. This year's Roskirk Stages saw Joe partnered for the first time by new co-driver Dafydd Gwynedd.
Taylor saw off tough competition from Alex Jackson to come home with a lead of just three seconds. A fantastic start to the season for Joe and Dafydd who must surely be gunning for the championship this year.
Joe said: "I'd like to thank the team and sponsor Longwood Engineering for a brilliant day - we've got a solid result to start the year with, but I'm not going to pretend it'll be an easy season."
We'll keep you updated with Joe's progress in 2010 and on behalf of the whole team we'd like to wish him the best of luck for future rounds.
Not enjoying the same luck recently was the Peugeot crew of Graham Gibbs and Rob Young. Following their difficult first event at Manby, the Lookout Stages Rally at Melbourne saw the pair retire with a broken wheel stud. Despite the car being down on power due to lost compression in two cylinders, and brake woes Gibbs showed promising pace on the event and is looking forward to future rallies: "It's a shame we had to go home early after the team managed to keep the car running despite me hitting a good few chicanes. We've got a lot of changes planned for the car and I was pleased to be back at Melbourne."
Indeed, the Yorkshire airfield venue played host to Graham's last rally prior to the new campaign, over 20 years ago when he competed in a Mk1 Escort.
As always, check back for the latest from all the Teamwoodspeed crews!