As the drivers went into stage 4 at Cairn Edward, Middleton was leading Duckworth by 22 seconds. At the end Duckworth cracked an exhaust manifold and he chose to finish the race. Middleton and Hernaman took a hard-earned victory.
An 8th place finish will guarantee the Hyundai Accent WRC pair the title, but they will not take anything for granted. Roger Duckworth and co-driver Mark Broomfield are close with their Subaru WRC. This year’s championship allows crews to drop their two worst scores. In 2005 crews were only allowed to drop one score.
Middleton and Hernaman use K&N Engineering Filters. “K&N gives the best protection under any conditions,” said Graham Middleton, Craig’s father. “This is vital because we run an expensive engine in the WRC Hyundai.”
Under the ANCRO Championship Standings scoring rules, Middleton and Hernaman are the favorites, but the race at Bulldog Rally will determine who wins the title.
Follow Craig Middleton's progress throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.