23rd July 2017
HCC Wales Car Trial
Rupert North’s form in Wales continued with another overall win at the HCC Wales event in dry, tight conditions, contrasting yesterday’s event and winning his class by twenty points. Dave Oliver had returned home to the Midlands overnight, fixed his Imp and dominated the rear wheel drive class during the morning but shortly after lunch more engine troubles ensued. Once loaded on the trailer these were traced to a loose inlet manifold, repaired and he swiftly caught up, taking another class win and just missing out on a third overall of the year.
Meanwhile, the battle of the day was in the new car class with Shawn Franklin eventually tying and winning on the tiebreak with Trevor Moffatt, who had had a stunning first round, with reigning British champion Henry Kitching just a point behind. Franklin sneaking the win on the last round to take the lead in the British championship with one round left.
1. Rupert North, Rover Mini, 84.8%
2. Dave Oliver, Hillman Imp, 86.8%
3. Shawn Franklin, Citroen Saxo, 90%
4. Trevor Moffatt, Vauxhall Corsa, 90%
5. Henry Kitching, Vauxhall Corsa, 90.7%
6. Mark Hoppe, Rover Mini, 106%
7. John Wadsworth, Ford KA, 112.3%
8. Steve Courts, Hillman Imp, 113.7%
9. Nick Pollitt, Suzuki Swift, 116.8%
10. Chris Judge, Citroen Saxo, 119%
We’ve seen this popular event run at a couple of CVMC’s sites over the years and this year we return to the hilltop site near Dyserth – see the SR’s for details, of course. The trial completes the weekend’s activities following Saturday’s Cymru trial in Snowdonia. Two different sites with their own challenges to make for a tough weekend for cars and crews!