Mark Hoppe won the Wye Valley car trial overall in his Dutton Melos, leading the rear wheel drive class convincingly all day over Barrie Parker and dropping less than half his penalty points over thirty two dry hills, his fourth win of the year.
The new car class saw normal protagonists Henry Kitching and Trevor Moffatt surprisingly challenged by club member Graham Price in his rear wheel drive VW Beetle. Lunchtime saw the three covered by just six points, with Moffatt first to drop back. Price and Kitching were two points apart going into the last few hills whereby Kitching clinched a critical climb to take the class win and second overall. Price completed the podium overall ahead of Moffatt. Garry Preston returned to form to win the front wheel drive class from Ray Jacobs and Rupert North who tied on points after Jacobs had a poor final round.
Parker finished sixth overall well ahead of third placed Kevin Roberts in class, and Ros Price sharing the Beetle in seventh. Stephen Hoskins completed the top ten overall. Ian Nute won the clubman section also driving a Dutton Melos.
- Mark Hoppe, Dutton Melos, 54.2%
- Henry Kitching, Vauxhall Corsa, 77.2%
- Graham Price, VW Beetle, 84.7%
- Trevor Moffatt, Vauxhall Corsa, 90.6%
- Gary Preston, Fiat 127, 93.6%
- Barrie Parker, Westfeild, 112.5%
- Ros Price, VW Beetle, 115.8%
- Ray Jacobs, Citroen Saxo, 125.7%
- Rupert North, Rover Mini, 125.7%
- Stephen Hoskins, Seat Arosa, 131.7%
Expect challenging sections and first class organisation – in short, a first class Car Trial. This year the event hosts the Motorsport UK Inter-Association Car Trial, so lots more at stake!