Radstock's Ross Whittock kept his form last weekend, navigating North Devon driver, Freddy Camp, to his first outright victory in the 400 mile South Western Classic Endurance Rally in his MGZR.

They had an almost problem- free day and night to be crowned winners after sixteen hours of what seemed, from the outside, one of the toughest events in the Endurance calendar.

The event started and finished at Dartmeet on the edge of Dartmoor. Special timed tests were the order of the day in the surrounding forestry commission land. A short meal break was taken and then back onto Dartmoor in the late evening, quickly followed by further tests near Exeter and a short thirty miles of navigation before petrol at Bovey Tracey. From this point, the Endurance event continued to complete a further 150 miles of navigation through the night to the finish on Sunday morning.

Bath Motor Club's Ross said: "This was a long, tough event. The car was great and Freddy and myself worked well together. Besides being very tired, it was great to get that first overall win under my belt."