The newly-formed Cadet Cup is the perfect springboard for competitors stepping up from clubman rallying competition into the BRC.
Leading from flag to champagne were Josh Cornwell and Richard Bliss in their Ford Fiesta R2. Despite suffering lampod issues on the opening stage, the Surrey-based star took the first win of the season in convincing style, eking out a 2m47s lead going into the Ceremonial Finish in Jedburgh.
Second home after a tough two-day event was Fergus Barlow in a similar Fiesta R2 with Max Freeman sitting alongside, while rounding out the Cadet podium was the crew from Harper Adams University. James McDiarmed, Max Haines-Messenger and the team only finished the car the day before the event, having built their Ford Fiesta National from scratch. They were delighted to round out the top three.
18-year-old Tom Williams with the experienced Bryan Hull calling the notes guided their Ford Fiesta R2 into fourth while the all female crew of Nabila Tejpar and Charlie Sayer-Payne recorded a top five finish in another Ford Fiesta R2.
On the opening stage of Saturday morning, Alex Waterman and Harry Adams were caught out by the slippery conditions. The young-duo rolled the car out of the rally in dramatic style. Thankfully the crew were ok and will fight another day.