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Event Reports

Oxford MC - Autsolo at Finmere

On the same weekend as the FDMC Sprint, Nigel Lack and Peter Cox were both competing on the Boanerges Autosolo, this event run by Oxford Motor Club, was the penultimate round of the CMSG Solo Championship and had 45 entries, giving Nigel and Peter a fair bit of competition to face. Nigel's spirited drive in his Renault Clio Sport earned him 3rd in Class and a good 25th Overall. Peter in his Honda S2000 mixing it with the other National B contenders claimed 4th in his class and was just a few places down on Nigel to finish in 33rd place.

 

FDMC - Sprint Royale

The last Farnborough Motor Club Sprint held at Rushmoor Arena saw four Dolphin members competing. Chris Hopkins was out in his lovely Lancia Montecarlo giving it its first run at a sprint. Being in put in the same class as the modified sports cars, did mean he was somewhat out gunned by the rest in his class. Not daunted by this he still put in a spirited drive and had smoking tyres every time he slammed the breaks on at the first ninety right. Not to be out done Derek Looker and Stuart Harrison were also showing that they could be late on the breaks and with a tamp of the right foot on the middle pedal, scorched round the first two corners. Ian Harrison found his fluffed gear changes on the approach to the bends gave him a slower entrance to the corners, but a heavy right foot on the way out saw he was not left out of the smoking tyre brigade.  The weather for the event could not have been better and with a full entry there was close competition all day. Stuart though was on top form and with an excellent drive he was able to beat many cars that had bigger engines and better tyres and really should have been way ahead of his car. But thanks to nimble handling of the GBS Zero and daring do from the driver, Stuart was able to take his first class win and finish an excellent 7th overall.

 

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