CAR TRI­ALS Kitch­ing lifts BTRDA Car Tri­als ti­tle with sec­ond

Car Tri­als

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Dun­can Stephens Re­sults

Matthews Auto Sal­vage Or­gan­iser: MSA, BTRDA, ANCC cham­pi­onship Where: An­gle­sey When Septem­ber 24 Starters: 13 Bala and District Mo­tor Club Car Trial Or­gan­iser: MSA, BTRDA, ANCC cham­pi­onship Where: Der­wydd Farm, Nr Cor­wen, Wales When Septem­ber 25 Starters: 13

A se­lect band of com­peti­tors trav­elled to the Isle of An­gle­sey at the end of Septem­ber and a fab­u­lous new venue for the Matthews Auto Sal­vage Car Trial, where Henry Kitch­ing won his third event in four rounds and took the lead of the Bri­tish cham­pi­onship.

The fol­low­ing day at the Der­wydd Farm event near Cor­wen, he drove his Vaux­hall Corsa sen­si­bly and steadily to claim sec­ond place and his very first Bri­tish Car Tri­als Cham­pi­onship, to add to the BTRDA Gold Star he lifted 11 months ago.

Bar­rie Parker (West­field) should have pushed Kitch­ing hard at An­gle­sey, but a mis­take on his first test cost him a max­i­mum of 12 points. He bat­tled back to fin­ish sec­ond in the end ahead of Ru­pert North’s Mini af­ter Kevin Roberts dropped back with sus­pen­sion trou­ble with his Dut­ton. In the sec­ond event, Parker made amends and took the top spot from the cau­tious Kitch­ing. North was third again, ahead of Roberts.

1 Henry Kitch­ing (Vaux­hall Corsa) 69.5 per cent; 2 Bar­rie Parker (West­field) 89.3 per cent; 3 Ru­pert North (Rover Mini); 4 Sion Rhisiart (Dut­ton Phaeton); 5 Kevin Roberts (Dut­ton Phaeton); 6 John Wadsworth (Ford Ka); 7 Richard Pain (Toy­ota Star­let); 8 Jeff Bucha­nen (Mazda MX-5); 9 John Turner (MG Midget); 10 Stephen Mcen­hill (Citroen AX).

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