Moffatt springs surprise
Trevor Moffatt sprang a surprise at the Gerry P Evans Cymru trial, taking overall win in exceptionally dry conditions in a highly competitive new car class. Moffatt led from the start, battling with Henry Kitching who had repaired his car two days before following a gearbox breakage mid week. During the afternoon Moffatt extended his lead dropping just one point, with Kitching dropping back. Shawn Franklin could have challenged but for a wrong route on the second section off the startline costing twelve points. Dick Glossop won the rear wheel drive class dropping just seven points all day after an inspired climb before lunch. Garry Preston won the front wheel drive class by a single point over Rupert North to finished fourth and fifth overall. Mark Hoppe and Kevin Roberts couldn’t be split completing the top ten overall, dropping points on the same hills couldn’t be separated but proving enough for Hoppe to regain the British championship he last won in 2015.
Moffat adding his name to the famous trophy twenty six years after his father Bill last won the trial.
Gerry P Evans Memorial Cymru Car Trial
North Wales car club
MSA, BTRDA, ANWCC
- Trevor Moffatt, Vauxhall Corsa, 71.4%
- Henry Kitching, Vauxhall Corsa, 86.2%
- Dick Glossop, Liege, 89.7%
- Garry Preston, Fiat 127, 98.1%
- Rupert North, Rover Mini, 100.5%
- Barrie Parker, Fiat Seicento, 101.0%
- Lee Matthews, Ford Puma, 105.1%
- Shawn Franklin, Citroen Saxo, 108.4%
- Mark Hoppe, Dutton Melos, 115.4%
- Kevin Roberts, Dutton Phaeton, 115.4%
The “Cymru” is well into its 6th decade of running and enjoys a special character all of its own. We can’t promise good weather but we can promise that your journey should be well rewarded!