Round 1: Golden Springs Car Trial, 4 March
Reigning MSA British Car Trial Champion Barrie Parker got hit title defence off to a perfect start with victory in the season-opening Golden Springs Car Trial.
Heavy rain throughout the morning left the ground muddy and slippery, leaving competitors to tackle the hills at maximum revs with full wheel-spin from all 32 start lines.
Parker – aboard his MR2 Roadster – was chased hard all day by returning former champion Nick Pollitt, who ultimately claimed the runner-up spot in his Saxo VTR.
Results1 Barrie Parker2 Nick Pollitt3 Malcolm BrownChampionship positions (provisional) after Round 11 Barrie Parker – 6 points2 Nick Pollitt – 43 Chris Judge – 3= Malcolm Brown – 3