BRI­TISH HILL­CLIMB CHAM­PI­ONSHIP MO­RAN AND MEN­ZIES CLAIM WINS IN THE SEA­SON FI­NALE

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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:

The year Wal­lace Men­zies won fi­nal run of Scott Mo­ran had noth­ing left to prove, but did so any­way with a stel­lar time in the first run-off

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