Trevor Moffatt won his maiden British car trial championship at the Golden Springs event, taking his third bonus point win of the shortened season. Moffatt drove cleanly all day to win the class by seventeen points. Simon Harris was his closest challenger overall, from the front wheel drive class after a good first two rounds gaining a seven point advantage over Rupert North, and Dick Glossop took his second class win of the year in the rear wheel drive class.
Moffatt led the new car class all day opening out the lead over Gary Morris who in turn had a fanstastic day to win the Golden Springs Trophy for highest placed Woolbridge member. Morris had a similar margin over the Ford KA of Tim Beard, who finished eighth overall.
The front wheel drive class saw club drivers father and son Tim and Charlie Dovey dominate early on in their Renault Clio, but a failed gearbox at lunch stopped a big upset, leaving Harris to quietly secure his second class win of the year over a rejuvenated Rupert North. The previous day’s winner Garry Preston started slowly and couldn’t close on the leading duo in seventh overall. Peter Hilleard once again had a quiet day achieving a great fourth in a class of sixteen in his debut season, unusually using a diesel Peugeot 106.
Mark Hoppe and Glossop spent the morning battling for every point, but the afternoon saw Glossop take the initiative, and Hoppe slip back losing his British title in the process.
The popular Golden Springs trial from our enthusiasts at Woolbridge MC is held in multiple fields within the one venue and offers a great variety to challenge us all.