MONMOUTHSHIRE duo Damian Cole and Jamie Vaughan took a comfortable victory on the Bovingdon Stages rally, reports PAUL WILLETTS.

Bournemouth & District Car Club's annual asphalt event over two days saw four tests on the Saturday afternoon followed by a further eight on the Sunday.

Right from the off, Abergavenny businessman Cole stamped his authority in the Get Connected Citroën C3 R5, setting the fastest time on all four stages to move out to a 14 second lead over the 2.5 Darrian GTR of Tom Todd at the end of day one.

Damian Cole and Jamie Vaughan
Damian Cole and Jamie Vaughan (

And Sunday's eight tests gradually saw the Weaver Motorsport prepared Citroën pull away from the Darrian with a string of fastest times.

And although Todd was still within striking distance, Cole ultimately prevailed in the end with a 22 second winning margin.

Also in the silverware were another South Wales crew, the awesome Nissan Micra Kit Car of Marcus Padgett and Dylan Fowler Bishop.

The Nigel Ferguson Fabricators machine never missed a beat to take fifth overall with first in class.

Regulations will soon be available for the Pitstop Garage Pengam Dixies Challenge on May 5 organised by Forresters Car Club & Forest of Dean Motor Club.

The annual Epynt event will offer 40 miles of tarmac action.