The BTRDA and British car trial championships finally got underway on 13 September, six months later than planned. This extra time allowed some of us to become even more rusty, whilst others used the extra time to good effect, as evidenced by Dick Glossop and his freshly supercharged Liege kit car having a superb day to win overall, dominating from the offset.
Class 1 saw the return of Nick Pollitt in a Nissan Micra, who unexpectedly led at lunchtime, but during the afternoon lost out to favourite Trevor Moffatt, Nick ruing the lack of new tyres. Moffatt won the class and took third overall ahead of Pollitt.
Philip Buckle in front wheel drive class trailed Rupert North by a point after the first eight sections, but slowly pulled a decisive twenty two point lead by the finish netting second overall. Championship runner up Garry Preston returned to his Fiat 127 and finished third in class.
Reigning double champion Mark Hoppe was first off, but from the offset was outclassed by Dick Glossop who was inspirational on the first round, building a buffer that Hoppe stood no chance of closing. John Charles had a good day in his Liege to finish third in class in the dry conditions.
- Dick Glossop, Liege SS, 50.7%
- Philip Buckle, Citroen Saxo VTR, 64.4%
- Trevor Moffatt, Vauxhall Corsa, 83.17%
- Nick Pollitt, Nissan Micra, 97.5%
- Mark Hoppe, Dutton Melos, 97.8%
- Rupert North, Rover Mini, 104.2%
- Chris Judge, Citroen Saxo, 115.9%
- John Wadsworth, Ford KA, 120.5%
- Garry Preston, Fiat 127, 128.8%
- Peter Hilleard, Peugeot 106D, 138.3%
Plenty of scope here to challenge all of us, the popular Gaby Mohr Memorial Trial is anticipated to be our first Championship event post-lockdown. W&SSCC are really keen to run this trial but need very early entries to be assured of its financial viability. Please help them out by playing your part!