1994 BRG Lightweight Hillclimb Turbo Sept 12, 2017 16:23:19 GMT
Post by apextwin on Sept 12, 2017 16:23:19 GMT
Really good fun weekend to end the Gurston season. I came into the weekend with a chance to take second in the class championship. Some slight iffy weather and a great drive by my closest rival put pay to that so I finished the season with a 3rd place in the Gurston Down hillclimb championship >2000cc road going class. Im really chuffed with that for my first season on the hills.
The weather came in with fine drizzle just as our batch were taking our first timed runs. Heavy drizzle on the windscreen and a damp looking track as I lined up on the start, I knew this was the run that was going to count as the weather was going to get worse. I gave it my best shot and ended up with a time just under 2 seconds off my PB. Not bad for the slippery conditions.
As predicted the weather got worse later in the afternoon so the first run times would stand. I came away with a 5th place in class losing out to Steven Moore's Evo6, Shaun Fudge's Impreza , a visiting Audi Quattro of Neill Duncanson and a old Gurston hand returning in his newly prepared evo 5 ( Clive Stangle)
Gurston down is a brilliant venue with a brilliant club atmosphere. Ill definitely be back again for next season, and Id urge any body who has a slight hankering of taking part to go and do one of the Hillclimb school days they run. You will be hooked I guarantee!
Next up is my first time visit as a competitor to "The world Famous" Shelsley Walsh!