BRITISH HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP MORAN AND MENZIES CLAIM WINS IN THE SEASON FINALE
the entire rear bulkhead was replaced, with the same part taken from Jos Goodyear’s similar car that has yet to be rebuilt after the severe crash in July last year.
Jason Mourant went into the event in 10th, only two points ahead of Alex Summers. Neither scored in the first encounter as each drove into the shortest of rain squalls on their respective runs. Later with the coveted 10 at stake, Mourant finished only one place behind Summers and that last number was his. He is the first Jerseyman ever to hold a top 10 place since the practice was introduced in the late 1960s.
Following his Doune shunt, Trevor Willis’s car was not able to be fixed in time and with points now not vital, Will Hall kindly offered a guest drive in his brutal Force-aer. Willis was astonished by the car’s kick-in-the-back acceleration and exceptional braking performance, but he was not entirely comfortable and his scoring was limited whilst Hall had his best result of the season.
Tin-top driver Colin Satchell retained the Hillclimb Leader’s title for another year and scored the perfect nine points in each set of class runs. He added the bonus point for breaking the class record that had been set by Keith Murray in 2014. That record had been thought to be beyond a front-wheel-drive car as Murray drove a flat-floor turbocharged Audi 80 quattro built in the European Bergrennen style. Results
Round 33: 1 Scott Moran (3.5 Gould-nme GR61X) 44.89s BTD; 2 Wallace Menzies (3.5 Gould-nme GR55) 45.05s; 3 Will Hall (2.0 Force-aer/ Xtec WH) 45.74s; 4 Dave Uren (1.3t Force-suzuki PC) 46.09s; 5 Sean Gould (1.6 Gould-suzuki GR59) 46.47s; 6 Trevor Willis (2.0 Force-aer/ Xtec WH) 46.54s; 7 Richard Spedding (1.6 Gwr-suzuki Round 34: