MSA Championships Update

MSA Championships Update

FUCHS MSA British Historic Rally Championship
Round 5: Harry Flatters Rally, 29 July

Neil Williams and Peter James made a triumphant return to the championship to take maximum points on round five, the Harry Flatters Rally.

The Ford Escort Mk2 crew used all their experience of the daunting asphalt Epynt ranges as testing weather conditions added to the challenge.

Paul Barrett, co-driven by Paul Roberts, strengthened his place at the top of the championship with an excellent second place despite limited prior Epynt knowledge.

Category victories went to Simon Tysoe/Paul Morris (Ford Escort Mk1) and Dessie Nutt/Geraldine McBride (Porsche 911).

Results
1 Neil Williams/Paul James (Ford Escort Mk2)
2 Paul Barrett/Paul Roberts (Ford Escort Mk2)
3 David Kynaston/Val Thompson (Triumph TR7 V8)

Provisional championship standings 
1 Paul Barrett – 122 points
2 Stuart Egglestone/Brian Hodgson – 98
3 Simon Webster/Jez Rogers – 86


Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
Round 16-18: Snetterton, 28-29 July

Matt Neal won the British Touring Car Championship’s 60th anniversary 'Diamond Double' as Jack Goff and Ashley Sutton shared the wins in races one and two at Snetterton.

The opening race saw an exciting battle between Goff and Sutton as Sutton blasted his Subaru from seventh to second on the opening lap. Goff fought back to ultimately take the win by just 0.152 seconds. Dan Cammish completed the podium.

Sutton hit back in race two as he took his third win of the season, narrowly fending off Josh Cook. Tom Ingram produced one of the drives of the season to surge from 27th on the grid to claim third place.

Neal sealed the the 'Diamond Double', a one-off 60-mile, ballast-free and double points race to mark the 60-year anniversary of the BTCC. Goff took a close second ahead of Ingram. Ingram now leads the drivers’ standings by five points from Colin Turkington.

Results
Round 16
1 Jack Goff (Wix Racing With Eurotech) 12 Laps
2 Ashley Sutton (Adrian Flux Subaru Racing) +0.152s
3 Dan Cammish (Halfords Yuasa Racing) +9.659s

Round 17 
1 Ashley Sutton (Adrian Flux Subaru Racing) 14 Laps
2 Josh Cook (Power Maxed Tag Racing) +0.221s
3 Tom Ingram (Speedworks Motorsport) +2.799s

Round 18 (The Diamond Double)
1 Matt Neal (Halfords Yuasa Racing) 21 Laps
2 Jack Goff (Wix Racing With Eurotech) +0.243s
3 Tom Ingram (Speedworks Motorsport) +0.611s

Provisional championship standings
1 Tom Ingram – 189 Points
2 Colin Turkington – 183
3 Matt Neal – 173


F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost
Round 16-18: Snetterton, 28-29 July

Dennis Hauger, Paavo Tonteri and Jack Doohan claimed a win apiece at Snetterton.

Hauger collected his fourth win of the season in the opening race and led home an Arden one-two with Sebastian Priaulx finishing second. Ayrton Simmons completed the podium.

Race two saw Tonteri claim his maiden British F4 win for Double R Racing. The Finn withstood pressure throughout to take the win from Priaulx and Simmons.

History was made in the final race as three rookies locked out the overall podium spots for the first time in the series. Doohan led home Hauger, with Tonteri picking up third on the last lap.

Results
Round 16
1 Dennis Hauger / Nor / Arden 20m 53.819s / 93.76 Mph
2 Sebastian Priaulx / Gbr / Arden +1.413s
3 Ayrton Simmons / Gbr / Jhr +5.245s

Round 17 
1 Paavo Tonteri / Fin / Double R 20m 56.062s / 93.60 Mph
2 Sebastian Priaulx / Gbr / Arden +0.780s
3 Ayrton Simmons / Gbr / Jhr +1.634s

Round 18
1 Jack Doohan / AUS / Arden 21m 23.270s / 91.61 Mph
2 Dennis Hauger / NOR / Arden +0.869s
3 Paavo Tonteri / FIN / Double R +5.184s

Provisional championship standings
1 Kiern Jewiss – 279 points
2 Ayrton Simmons – 250
3 Dennis Hauger – 233


Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship
Round 6: Croft Circuit, 29 July

Julian Godfrey leads the championship after taking victory at Croft Circuit in treacherous conditions.

Godfrey made the best start from second on the grid to lead the race throughout, as pole sitter Kevin Procter battled back from a slow start to finish second at his home circuit.

Mark Higgins was forced wide at the first corner having started on the outside of the grid and dropped to fifth, but climbed back to a podium finish by passing Steve Hill and Ollie O’Donovan.

O’Donovan had entered round six of British RX leading the standings, but broken suspension in the final at Croft meant he missed the podium for the first time since round one. Higgins and O’Donovan are now tied for second in the standings, one point behind Godfrey.

Results
1 Julian Godfrey (Mitsubishi Mirage) 4m58.685
2 Kevin Procter (Ford Fiesta) +4.041
3 Mark Higgins (Peugeot 208) +9.340

Provisional championship standings
1 Julian Godfrey – 154 
2 Ollie O’Donovan – 153
3 Mark Higgins – 153


MSA British Drag Racing Championship
Round 4: Santa Pod Raceway, 28-29 July

Andy Robinson continues to lead the MSA British Drag Racing Championship after topping qualifying in round four.

The reigning champion completed the quarter-mile stretch in 5.915 seconds, reaching 242.75mph.

Rain prevented any eliminations from taking place on Sunday. Just three elimination rounds now separate the five leading contenders, offering a fascinating prospect when the championship resumes at September’s European Finals.

Top four qualifiers
1 Andy Robinson: 5.915sec. / 242.75mph
2 Bobby Wallace: 6.215 / 217.08
3 Michel Tooren: 6.369 / 189.71

Eliminations
Rained off.

Low Elapsed Time of the Event: 5.915sec. – Andy Robinson
Top Speed of the Event: 242.75mph – Andy Robinson

Provisional championship standings
1 Andy Robinson – 172 points 
2 Bobby Wallace – 152
3 Michel Tooren – 142


Link-Up Ltd MSA British Autotest Championship
Round 8: Maximum Attack Autotest, 21 July

The Maximum Attack Autotest moved south of the border to a new site at Maryport in Cumbria, for round eight of the championship.

Rain and standing water greeted competitors at the South of Scotland Car Club event. Two tests were laid out, each to be attempted eight times during the day. Malcolm Livingston led into lunchtime, ahead of Dave Mosey and Richard Pinkney.

The eight afternoon tests saw Warren Gillespie win the saloon car class by 100 seconds over Mark Thornton. Chris Chapman wont the sports car class after Pinkney collected a maximum penalty. The specials class remained in the lunchtime order, with Livingston easing to a nine-second win over Mosey. Evans took third in class a further 24 seconds behind.

Results
1 Malcolm Livingston (Lindsay Special 1600) 962.3 seconds 
2 Dave Mosey (Mini 1430) 971.2
3 Chris Chapman (RAW Striker 1700) 988.7

Provisional championship standings
1 Dave Evans – 202 points 
2 Malcolm Livingston – 197
3 Dave Mosey – 192


Image: Andy Robinson in action at Santa Pod Raceway, courtesy of Eurodragster.com


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