Hefin Lloyd-Davies was amongst the best in class at the 2022 Cambrian Rally.
The Jones Bros contracts director and navigator Rich Jones secured third place in the 1400S class at the recent event, which included eight stages with two apiece through Clocaenog, Brenig, Alwen, and Penmachno.
Driving his Jones Bros/PEC Tyres sponsored Vauxhall Corsa, Hefin ended 3rd in the competitive 1400S class. That podium place earned him 39th spot overall.
“After a couple of little issues in the morning, including very tricky conditions due to heavy rain through Clocaenog, Brenig, and Alwen, we produced some good times,” reflected Hefin, who has been driving rally cars for more than 30 years.
“We managed to keep out of trouble throughout, which was very pleasing, and reaching the end point at Llandudno in third spot in class against stiff competition was fantastic.”
On the backing received during the weekend, Hefin added: “I’d like to thank sponsors Jones Bros and PEC Tyres for their backing, Rich on the notes, as well as Gavin and Geraint Edwards, and Gwyn Morris for providing servicing support throughout the event.”
Jones Bros also loaned two pick-ups to the Cambrian Rally organising committee, the vehicles playing important roles in the competition.
One was used as a 00 safety car, driving through the stages around 15 minutes ahead of the first competitor to ensure everything is running smoothly and spectators and marshals are in secure locations.
The vehicle was also deployed for managing the testing, and for leading the convoy on a recce of the stages, with the second pick-up carrying equipment to help set them up.
Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros owns one of the largest plant fleets in the UK and employs approximately 500 people.
The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highways, flood and marine defence, waste management and renewable energy around the UK.
The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced nearly 50 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.