26th May 2018

Derwydd

Event Report

Mark Hoppe proved his last win wasn’t a fluke with a measured drive to win the Derwydd Car Trial on Saturday. Initially challenged by Dick Glossop and despite a blocked jet in his carburettor Hoppe took the class win and overall narrowly from brother in law Shawn Franklin. Franklin similarly drove superbly having been in Italy till the day before to win the new car class from Barrie Parker who remained in his Fiat 600. Gary Preston finally managed to overcome niggling issues in his newly built Fiat 127 to win the front wheel drive class completing the podium, ahead of an ecstatic Dave Walker who narrowly beat Richard Harrison. Glossop could only manage fifth overall after two costly errors, beating past British and BTRDA champion Henry Kitching.
1 Mark Hoppe, Dutton Melos, 77.3%
2 Shawn Franklin, Citroen Saxo, 78.6
3 Gary Preston, Fiat 127, 93.9
4 Barrie Parker, Fiat 600, 98.9
5 Dick Glossop, Liege, 108.7
6 Henry Kitching, Vauxhall Corsa, 114.6
7 Dave Walker, Vauxhall Corsa, 124.3
8 Richard Harrison, VW Golf, 127.1
9 Trevor Moffatt, Vauxhall Corsa, 129.4
10 Jon Turner, Ford IS, 148.8

Event Details

Our May Welsh weekend opens with the Derwydd Car Trial, popular with local and not so local competitors, and organised by the ever enthusiastic Bala & District Motor Club. Please go online for the Entry Form here

 

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