Round 7 Tyneside Stages - Otterburn Ranges - 5th August 2018

Imagine this for one moment, sun out from 5.50am, no clouds in the sky, red hot during the day and your thinking im on about Spain, NO it's Otterburn Ranges! I've never seen it like this and what a great day for a rally. Gordon Morrison and Calum Macpherson have extended their championship lead after a great run over the ranges, first championship contender and finishing 3rd o/a in their Subaru, Mark Jasper and Don Whyatt was hoping to retain the champions of otterburn trophy in their mk2 Escort, finishing a very respectful 5th o/a and just getting pipped by Gordon,  3rd placed and his first finish over the ranges for a while was that of John Stone, he had a great day with the car behaving and finished 6th o/a, 2017 and the current champion Rob Snowden and his co driver Mark Fisher had a few issues during the day and he drove the unwell car to finish in a respectful 9th o/a