BRI­TISH HILL­CLIMB CHAM­PI­ONSHIP TWO WINS HAND MO­RAN THE 2016 CROWN

Prescott

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even tighter fur­ther back in the bat­tle of three 1600cc cars with Sean Gould, his co-driver Eynon Price and Ed Hol­lier cov­ered by a mere four points. But the one po­si­tion of most in­ter­est to afi­ciona­dos is the des­ti­na­tion of 10th, the last of the cov­eted ‘num­bers’ kept for all of the fol­low­ing sea­son. Ja­son Mourant could not gain a point at Prescott but just holds on to 10th.

Just one point be­hind him is 2015 cham­pion Alex Sum­mers, who had a suc­cess­ful time in cham­pi­onship spon­sor Gra­ham Wynn’s ex-f1 en­gined Gould tak­ing the car to Prescott times it has never achieved with four other driv­ers.

Pro­nounc­ing the en­gine “an ex­cit­ing an­i­mal”, Sum­mers con­firmed he will not be at Doune as Wynn has de­cided not to travel to Scot­land but will be out in the Gould-hb at the Lo­ton Park Fi­nale, a track at which Sum­mers tried the car in two re­cent one-day non­cham­pi­onship events. Mourant will be at Doune but has never seen the course be­fore whilst he and Sum­mers traded BTD at those re­cent Lo­ton Club events.

In the class-based Hill­climb Lead­ers Cham­pi­onship Scott Mo­ran has a lead over Sped­ding and Uren, but last year’s cham­pion, tin-topper Colin Satchell, is in fourth. In the sim­i­larly class-based Mid­land Hill­climb Cham­pi­onship – the UK speed cham­pi­onship with the largest reg­is­tered com­peti­tor base – 1993 Bri­tish Ral­ly­cross cham­pion Mike Turpin is on course for his fourth crown since 2012.

Mo­ran took his win tally up to 151 and with it claimed an­other Bri­tish Hill­climb ti­tle

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