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Bri­ton Fin Ken­neally grabbed an im­pres­sive win in the Win­ter Cup at Lonato last week­end as he con­tin­ued the good form he showed at the Cham­pi­ons Cup.

He took the lead of the Ok-ju­nior Fi­nal in the middle of the race and se­cured the win from his Ricky Flynn Mo­tor­sport team-mate Ti­mothy Peis­selon.

Lo­gan Sargeant started from the back of the OK Fi­nal and only lasted two laps be­fore re­tir­ing, which al­lowed Nick­las Nielsen to dom­i­nate. Bri­ton Ben Han­ley starred in the early stages but he ul­ti­mately fin­ished fourth be­hind Lorenzo Trav­isanutto and Karol Basz.

For the se­cond week­end in suc­ces­sion, Guy Foster was the man to beat as he took vic­tory by the nar­row­est pos­si­ble mar­gin in MEC’S round of the Hewi­son Tro­phy Au­totest Cham­pi­onship at Mon­dello Park. Af­ter 12 rain-soaked tests, he was just one tenth of a se­cond ahead of Robin Lyons af­ter lead­ing from start to fin­ish. The two ri­vals were one se­cond apart start­ing the fi­nal test, and Lyons just failed to catch the Meath driver. Ten-time cham­pion Ea­monn Byrne took a close third place, with cur­rent ti­tle holder Steven Fer­gu­son fourth af­ter a five-se­cond py­lon penalty.

David Meeke was the mas­ter of the atro­cious con­di­tions in the Le­in­ster Lin­coln and Nolan Cup Sport­ing Trial, scor­ing a two-mark win over Enda Byrne af­ter 12 very muddy sec­tions near En­niskerry.

Mo­tor En­thu­si­asts’ Club Mon­dello Park, County Kil­dare 1 Guy Foster (Mini Spe­cial) 635.9s; 2 Robin Lyons (Mini) +0.1s; 3 Ea­monn Byrne (Mini); 4 Steven Fer­gu­son (Mini Spe­cial); 5 Mark King (Vaux­hall Nova); 6 Dar­ren Quille (West­field); 7 Ian White (Mini Spe­cial); 8 Paddy Power (Mini Moke); 9 Chris Grimes (Mini); 10 Timmy Lynch (West­field).

Robin Lyons; Steven Fer­gu­son; Dar­ren Quille; Mark King. Best semi-ex­pert: James Mans­field (Mini). Best novice: James Hog­a­rty (Toy­ota Star­let).

For­mer Bri­tish For­mula Re­nault 2.0 race win­ner Ta­mas Pal Kiss will race in the FIA Euro­pean Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship this sea­son in an ex-team Peu­geot-hansen Peu­geot 208 Supercar.

The Hun­gar­ian, who won races in both GP3 and Auto GP, switched from sin­gle-seaters to ral­ly­cross last sea­son to con­test his na­tional cham­pi­onship in a Skoda Fabia. He raced a Hansen-run 208 at the last round of the Euro RX se­ries in Italy and qual­i­fied for the front row of the fi­nal, but was ruled out by a me­chan­i­cal prob­lem.

Kiss elected to buy the car, and will cam­paign it in Europe this sea­son, run by the Speed Box Rac­ing team. “I’m re­ally ex­cited to be able to com­mit to a full sea­son of Euro RX,” he said. “We wanted the best car avail­able and we’ve built a good re­la­tion­ship with the Hansen fam­ily. We de­cided that we would buy the car I raced in Italy and it will be run by our own team, with some tech­ni­cal sup­port from the Hansen team. I would like to be on the podium a cou­ple of times in Euro RX this year, and we have a clear tar­get to try and win the Hun­gar­ian cham­pi­onship.”

FE­BRU­ARY 24 2016

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