Henry Kitching won the first part of the July Welsh car trial weekend, a very wet Cymru. Kitching slowly opened a decisive lead over Mark Hoppe in the new car class as conditions deteriorated with heavy rain, this being Kitching's first win since claiming the BTRDA Gold Star last October.
Fellow Yorkshire driver Rupert North, who invariably excels in North Wales, finished second overall and dropped the lowest marks.
The rear wheel drive class saw an extremely close battle between Dave Oliver, Barrie Parker and Nigel Weeks covered by less than ten points with Oliver winning the class for the first time this season by a point.
1 Henry Kitching, Vauxhall Corsa, 75.7%
2 Rupert North, Rover Mini, 89.9%
3 Mark Hoppe, Citroen Saxo, 90%
4 Dave Oliver, Hillman Imp, 91.3%
5 Barrie Parker, Westfield SEI, 92.5%
6 Nigel Weeks, Hillman Imp, 100.2%
7 Richard Pain, Toyota Starlet, 123%
8 Kevin Roberts, Dutton Phaeton, 124.3%
9 Tim Beard, Citroen Saxo, 129%
10 David Allman, Citroen Saxo, 130.3%
Day 1 of the July Welsh Weekend takes us to the traditional Cymru car trial with its famed views over the Snowdonia mountain ranges. The site offers a variety of natural features to test cars and drivers alike and a warm welcome can be expected from North Wales Car Club. As night follows day, several crews are expected to muster for dinner, B&B at Abergele in readiness for Sunday's trial.