MSA British Autotest Championship

Round 2: Bolton Le Moors Car Club, 26 April

Reigning champion Alastair Moffatt returned to form taking FTD at the Bolton Autotest in his Mini Special. Moffatt dominated the event from start to finish, took fastest time on all 15 tests and his winning margin was 32.5 seconds clear of the ABS of Duncan Wild in 2nd place. 

Steve Morten had a titanic battle with the Caterham of Richard Pinkney in the Sports Car class. Morten kept it penalty free to win the class by 0.7 sec and finish 3rd overall.  Another close battle in the Small Saloons between Rob Rolston and Howard Everingham was also settled after Everingham collected a cone and a 5 second penalty on test 11, with Rolston holding on to win the class by 3.1 seconds. 

John Moffatt's day started badly after wrong testing on the opening test in his Nova, although his closest rival Lee Valentine (Nova) made the same mistake, Moffatt recovered quickly and had seized back the class lead after only 6 tests.  Valentine picked up another 20 seconds of penalties, but just managed to pull back enough time to claim 2nd in class by just 2.8 seconds ahead of the Nova of Andrew Egger.  Dave Cook picked up his 2nd class win of the Year in the Road Going Saloon class despite having to change the diff in the Ford RS100E with Lloyd Bass finishing 2nd in Class on his British Championship debut in his Nova GTE.


1 Alastair Moffatt                Mini Special        634.1

2 Duncan Wild                    ABS                    666.6

3 Steve Morten                   Raw Striker         670.1

4 Richard Pinkney              Caterham            670.8

5 Malcolm Livingston         Caterham             688.1

6 Dave Evans                    Blitz Special         701.5

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