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AutoSOLO Challenge Grand Final

Date: 16th November 2008

Liam Rollings (Mini) © Duncan Stephens
Liam Rollings (Mini) © Duncan Stephens

Despite the initial damp conditions a great day was has by all negotiating the tests designed by Duncan Wild.  Just to prove that you can't keep a good man down, past BTRDA Autotest Champion Malcolm Livingston came out in the trusty Lotus 7 to take FTD although he was given a good run for the money by the very quick Liam Rollings in his 998 Mini who just pipped Autotester Paul Fobister in a Caterham 7 by 1.2 secs!

Class A saw the biggest entry with cars ranging from venerable Hillman Imps to Fiestas and was taken by Liam from Kevin Hardwick who was delighted to have pushed Jamie Yapp down to third. This was, however, sufficient to see Jamie crowned Challenge Champion at the end of the event.

Class B ended within Carl Streatfield in his MX5 taking the honours from Adrian Read, who, during the week, had bought a Mini One from the ex-Olympic swimmer Sharon Davies to compete in, obviously hoping that it would be used to the wet conditions!

Our website designer Sam Lorenzelli proved that he does not just manipulate the keyboard by putting up an impressive performance in his Scirocco not only to win Class C from Steve Woodings in a Honda S2000 but to finish 4th overall.

Our thanks to all all the competitors and to those who turned up to marshal on the day, including Stuart Perren, who provided the photos.

Video footage of the tests are available on YouTube courtesy of Ben Heggs

 


Sean Moriarty getting the hang of the Micra © Duncan Stephens
Sean Moriarty getting the hang of the Micra © Duncan Stephens

Motorsport News' Sean Moriarty tries Soloing in Drive Micra © Duncan Stephens
Motorsport News' Sean Moriarty tries Soloing in Drive Micra © Duncan Stephens

Sam Lorrenzeli (VW Sciroco) © Duncan Stephens
Sam Lorrenzeli (VW Sciroco) © Duncan Stephens


Liam Rollings (Mini) © Duncan Stephens
Liam Rollings (Mini) © Duncan Stephens

Kevin Hardwick (Peugeot 205 XS) © Duncan Stephens
Kevin Hardwick (Peugeot 205 XS) © Duncan Stephens

John Fox (Nissan Micra) © Duncan Stephens
John Fox (Nissan Micra) © Duncan Stephens


John Fox (MSF Driver Nissan Micra) © Duncan Stephens
John Fox (MSF Driver Nissan Micra) © Duncan Stephens

Jamie Yapp (Nova SR) © Duncan Stephens
Jamie Yapp (Nova SR) © Duncan Stephens

David King (Peugeot 206) © Duncan Stephens
David King (Peugeot 206) © Duncan Stephens


David King (Peugeot 206) © Duncan Stephens
David King (Peugeot 206) © Duncan Stephens

David Bennett class C champion
David Bennett class C champion

David Bennett (BMW 2002)  © Duncan Stephens
David Bennett (BMW 2002) © Duncan Stephens


David Allman (Citreon Saxo)  © Duncan Stephens
David Allman (Citreon Saxo) © Duncan Stephens

Dave Oliver in his 58 ebay Imp chasing Allrounders points © Duncan Stephens
Dave Oliver in his 58 ebay Imp chasing Allrounders points © Duncan Stephens

Chris Cockrell (Citreon Saxo VTR)  © Duncan Stephens
Chris Cockrell (Citreon Saxo VTR) © Duncan Stephens


Motorsport News Drive Finalist Chris Cockrell on his way to winning class B in Challenge (Citreon Saxo VTR)  © Duncan Stephens
Motorsport News Drive Finalist Chris Cockrell on his way to winning class B in Challenge (Citreon Saxo VTR) © Duncan Stephens

Ben Webster (Ford Fiesta)  © Duncan Stephens
Ben Webster (Ford Fiesta) © Duncan Stephens

Ben Webster (Ford Fiesta)  © Duncan Stephens
Ben Webster (Ford Fiesta) © Duncan Stephens


Ben Heggs (Ford Fiesta)  © Duncan Stephens
Ben Heggs (Ford Fiesta) © Duncan Stephens

Adrian Read (MINI ONE)  © Duncan Stephens
Adrian Read (MINI ONE) © Duncan Stephens

Adrian Read (MINI ONE) © Duncan Stephens
Adrian Read (MINI ONE) © Duncan Stephens


Jamie Yapp on his way to winning the Challenge © Duncan Stephens
Jamie Yapp on his way to winning the Challenge © Duncan Stephens

FTD man Malcolm Livingston
FTD man Malcolm Livingston

Liam Rollings in his rapid Mini
Liam Rollings in his rapid Mini


Jamie Yapp on the way to taking the Challenge title
Jamie Yapp on the way to taking the Challenge title

Steve Courts trys the new Car Trials format designed to give more grip!
Steve Courts trys the new Car Trials format designed to give more grip!

Adrian Read looking for the pool
Adrian Read looking for the pool


MSN's Sean Moriarty trys an AutoSOLO in the Future Group Micra which he shared with John Fox
MSN's Sean Moriarty trys an AutoSOLO in the Future Group Micra which he shared with John Fox

Carl Streatfield on his way to winning Class B
Carl Streatfield on his way to winning Class B

Sam Lorenzelli  in the Scirocco
Sam Lorenzelli in the Scirocco