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Class Wins for Howells and Lancaster-Gaye at Wiscombe

SATURDAY PRACTICE

After all the hot settled weather it came as quite a shock to be greeted with rain showers and cooler temperatures, with shorts being replaced with warmer attire. Even so, times were very competitive with Paul Howells and Tim Barber in the 43’s and David Hilton not far behind in the 44’s.and Robert Lancaster-Gaye leading class 2 in the 46’s All in damp slippery conditions.

SUNDAY EVENT

Those that had been looking forward to using their full wet weather tyres on Sunday had their wish come true as we awoke to steady rain, fog and high winds.

On the first timed runs Paul Howells just held sway with a time of 46.96 in his air cooled RSR with Tim Barber and David Hilton sharing their early 996 GT3 ex Cup car really close to one another with Tim on 47.76 and David on 47.80 Bob Mortimer who  probably has more experience than most at Wiscombe in the wet could only manage a 49.90 in his Orange 2.7 RS. Bob was not happy with his time although everyone else thought it was impressive stuff considering the awful conditions.

In class 2 Robert held sway on 51.84. Simon Tarling, like Robert, driving a 996 GT3 climbing the hill in 53.86 and Ross McDonald holding 3rd on 62.31 after being delayed in the scenery.

Paul Howells couldn’t go any quicker on his second run, but he had done enough to take the class win from David Hilton. David with an improved time of 47.57, just squeezing in front of Tim on 47.59

In class 2 Robert Lancaster Gaye improved to take the class win with a 51.63 from Simon Tarling 53.68 and Ross McDonald on 57.30   A special mention should go to Martin Leach, who on his first visit to Wiscombe Park in his lovely early 911R did some really impressive times. Well done Martin.

A great weekend in spite of the weather, lets hope we are back in shorts for Shelsley Walsh in a fortnight’s time.

Peter Turnbull