Mark Hoppe had another sublime day to win the Matthews Auto Salvage car trial on the Isle of Anglesey. Torrential rain overnight made conditions slippery from the start and as the fifth round took place the rain returned but Hoppe ended a clear winner. Fresh from a disappointing result on the Derwydd, Henry Kitching was back on form to win the new car class and take second overall beating Barrie Parker by twenty points who completed the podium with another consistent result. Trevor Moffatt also had a much improved day challenging Parker to take fourth overall and beat front wheel drive class winner Gary Preston. Shawn Franklin struggled with running position as conditions deteriorated and could only manage fourth in class and sixth overall. Young Sion Griffith starred in seventh and second in class having only competed in a handful of events. Dick Glossop struggled in the conditions ahead of club stalwart Lee Matthews and BTRDA Autotester David Evans who shared the car and completed the top ten overall.
1 Mark Hoppe, Dutton Melos, 67.8%
2 Henry Kitching, Vauxhall Corsa, 70.6
3 Barrie Parker, Fiat 600, 86.2
4 Trevor Moffatt, Vauxhall Corsa, 92
5 Gary Preston, Fiat 127, 92.01
6 Shawn Franklin, Citroen Saxo, 107.6
7 Sion Griffith, Nissan Micra, 108.4
8 Dick Glossop, Liege, 115.3
9 Lee Matthews, Nissan Micra, 115.6
10 David Evans, Nissan Micra, 124.8
Day 2 of the May Welsh weekend takes us onto Anglesey where we find the MAS Car Trial; this event is likely to include a timed test to add to the interest on the day.