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Crisp and cold conditions greeted the crews tackling the Clee Hills Trial with the ground sticky rather than totally slippery, following the recent long periods of rain. Flounders Folly, which has served us well over the years, was our first port of call where the class 1-6 cars tackled it first, before the class 0 cars had their run. The alternative route was then opened up for the bikes and the class 7 & 8 cars. We then completed our day with the class 7 & 8 cars at Easthope, which looked more challenging than it actually was. Read More »

The 2020 BTRDA Sporting Trials, Gold & Silver Star Championship returned to Huntington, 4 years after it saw Josh Veale secure the title. The 10 hills set out provided a varied challenge and it was Bryan Walker & Mark Simpson who took the lead with only a single point scored on hill 9. Josh & Tristan Veale were joint 2nd with Andy Wilks & Mark Smith on 4 points. 2019 champions Ian & Keil Wright were early retirements and unable to defend their title. With the hills getting trickier Walker could only manage to keep to 10 points but maintained the lead. Andrew McKinney & Chris Millar were the class of the round, scoring just 6 points and leaping up to 2nd overall, just 3 points behind Walker. Veale and Wilks matched each other to hold joint 3rd with John & Ryan McKinney join them after a good 2nd round. Read More »

It has been a couple of years but we were back at the NEC for Autosport International but this year as an exhibitor. Motorsport Games are now a major force in hosting eSports and were showing off some of their recent series for visitors to play before witnessing the WEC and Dirt Rally 2.0 finals, over the weekend. There was still the chance to make a quick pass round the show too, to take in all the real world competition cars. Read More »

A record entry of 57 competitors was received for the 750 Motor Club’s Historic Plum Pudding Trial held on the 29th December 2019 at Head Down, near Buriton in Hampshire. 6 long slippery sections had been devised in the woods and as all the hills could be cleared the pressure was on not to make any mistakes. Stephen Barnes won the Historic class by four marks from an ever-improving Matt Johnston who was three marks ahead of Dave Methley. The Post Historic class produced a three-way tie between Steve Courts, Mark Howse and Dave Oliver all of whom did not lose a mark all day. A remarkable result which left the organisers having to reorder the trophies to reflect the tie.

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After a lot of recent rainfall the Gloucester Sporting Trial was a cold crisp affair. The ground soon chruned up with several hills having total re-routes as the day progressed plus this was the last round of the BTRDA championship ahead of the finals in January 2020. Reigning Gold Star Champions Ian & Kiel Wright (Sherpa Indy) took an early 1 point lead from Julian Fack & Luke Richards (Crossle). The 2nd pass of the hills saw Wright maintain his lead with joint lowest score of the round. Jerome Fack & Richard Davis (MSR) moved up in to 2nd place thanks to a joint lowest score with Wright, just 2 points ahead of Ian & Tristan Veale (Sherpa) who also set a joint lowest score on round 2. Read More »

Wet conditions met the crews at Long Compton for the Mercian Sporting Trial. Simon & Matt Kingsley (Crossle) were the class of the field on the 1st round of the hills, scoring only 5 points. Josh & Tristan Veale (Sherpa Indy) were the only other crew to keep their score in single figures. The 2nd round saw only John Fack & Andy Gowen (MSR) score a single digit round but they took 33 points on the 1st round. Veale was in to the lead though by 2 points from Kingsley. On the final round reigning champions Ian & Keil Wright (Sherpa Indy) scored 4 points to put pressure on the top two. Veale scored a superb 7 points to take the victory from Wright with Kingsley 3rd, just a point behind. Read More »

Toyota dominated a rain-hit opening round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone, as Mike Conway / Jose Maria Lopez / Kamui Kobayashi took victory. They lead home the sister car shared by Sebastien Buemi / Kazuki Nakajima / Brendon Hartley by just under two seconds. The no.3 Rebellion of Loic Duval / Pipo Derani / Nathanael Berthon completed the podium despite picking up two penalties for technical infringements, although the Swiss squad did enjoy two spells in the lead. Victory in LMP2 and fifth overall went to newcomer outfit Cool Racing, whose Oreca 07 was shared by Nicolas Lapierre and Antonin Borga. Read More »

Unlike the Summer of 2018 this year has seen some heavy downpours and our chosen test for the first round of hills saw only Mark & Linda Howse (Impunity) along with Josh & Elaine Veale (Kincraft) clear hill 3, as most crews failed at the side traverse between posts 10 & 7. If they did manage that then a 5 was the best score as a muddy bank to post 6 saw off most other crews. Howse & Veale completed a clean sweep across the 3 rounds we watched, clearing the hills with style. Read More »

Another double header weekend saw us take in the Spring Trial at Long Compton. The weather held out, just about, for the 30 crews who entered in what is the closing event of the sporting trial season before the summer break. Paul Price & Kate Kirk took victory after a consistent run across the 4 rounds of the 8 hills on offer. Read More »

After historic rallying in the morning the afternoon saw us travel an hour and a half South to East of Herefore for the VSCC Herefordshire Trial. With a total of 4 hills to watch we took in Dean’s Place, with it’s fiendish stop/start at the 13 post, before heading over to the apple orchard farm based Chandos test. With the most modern car being a 1938 Allard 2 Seater Sports the VSCC machines really are tested to their limits. With over 100 cars entered there certainly is plenty to keep the spectators entertained and thankfully most crews finished the hills before the wet and windy weather finally took hold. Read More »