MSA British Hillclimb Championship

Nicholson McLaren Aviation MSA British Hillclimb Championship

Rounds 3, 4, 5 & 6 - 10/11 May

In the toughest weekend of the year, the Championship competitors faced four rounds in two days. First up was the fellside short dash at a slightly hazy and sometimes damp Barbon Manor in Cumbria where it was tit-for-tat between Martin Groves and Scott Moran. Each gathered a win and a second place but as the track dried in late afternoon Moran also took a bonus point for beating the outright hill record on the last run of the day with a sensational 20.50 second shot in the final run of the day.

A day later but with added sunshine over on the other side of the Pennines and there was a very different result for Martin Groves who scored a second place but then hit fuel pressure problems that also affected his co-driver Paul Ranson. Despite this highly visible failure, Groves still netted 28 points from the weekend, but for Scott Moran it was two further victories to cement his series lead.

Round 3 - Barbon Manor, Cumbria

1 Martin Groves 3.5 Gould-NME GR55) 20.71s;

2 Scott Moran (3.5 Gould-NME GR61) 21.02s;

3 Chris Merrick (4.0 Gould-Judd EV GR55) 21.31s;

4= Roger Moran (3.5 Gould-NME GR61) 21.37s;

4= Paul Ranson (3.5 Gould-NME GR61) 21.37s;

6 Trevor Willis (2.8 OMS-Powertec) 21.42s

Round 4 - Barbon Manor, Cumbria

1 Scott Moran 20.50s New Hill Record and Best Time of Day;

2 Martin Groves 20.70s;

3 Trevor Willis 20.96s;

4 Roger Moran 21.13s;

5 Chris Merrick 21.23s;

6 Paul Ranson 21.39s;

Round 5 - Harewood, Yorkshire

1 Scott Moran 49.38s Best Time of Day;

2 Martin Groves 49.75s;

3 Roger Moran 50.76s;

4 Paul Ranson 51.27s;

5 Chris Merrick 51.53s;

6 Trevor Willis 51.70s;

Round 6 - Harewood, Yorkshire

1 Scott Moran 49.76s;

2 Jos Goodyear (4.0 Pilbeam-Judd MP97) 50.60s;

3 Trevor Willis 50.83s;

4 Basil Pitt (2.8 Gould-NME GR55) 51.20;

5 Chris Merrick 51.25s;

6 Roger Moran 51.65s;