Catching up

After a busy few weeks, it is time to catch up on a number of events.

The first of which was a hot days rallying at Debden at the WAC Targa Rally, nothing much to write home about results wise finishing just outside the top ten. Though looking back through the results it was pleasing to see a number of top 3 times.

Next up was a change in plans, we had originally planned to do Loton Park but our entries were rejected due to them being oversubcribed, which given we entered in February was surprising…. So we found another hillclimb to do on the same day. This time at Gurston Down. This was only our second hillclimb, these events require very precise driving as well as pushing hard. We used the MGZR and once the venue had dried out the list 1B tyres were the right call. The hill maybe short but it is very intense. By the end of the event, I finished up 5th in class, which given many competitors in our class are there many times a year was pleasing.

(c) Steve Lister

(c) Steve Lister

Next up was two grass autotests just days apart the first was a long and very hot drive to Brands Hatch on the hottest day in the UK ever. The tests were quite short, but after sorting some fuel vapourising issues it was straight into doing the tests. The tests were good fun, and just after we all finished the heaviest thunderstorm came in. Once results were in and we had dodged the rain, I had finished 3rd overall and 1st in class. This was pleasing after a year away from doing any autotests.

Then just a few days later it was on to Oxford MC’s annual grass autotest and BBQ. The tests on this event are a good length and a good challenge. In between the burgers the tests went well and I ended up 4th overall and 1st in class.

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