I have always felt that the weather forecast ‘Dull with rain in some parts, turning brighter later’ could be run every day in the newspapers throughout a British summer and be pretty well right. Saturday saw us unloading and scrutineering in rain and winds, which continued through P1 and P2, but then the track dried and we had a warmish day on the Oxfordshire airfield.
BARC Connaught Speed Championship competitors were a little thinner on the ground than of late, possibly due to the rigours of MotoFest Coventry and Pembrey and the need to re-group. So, here’s how the eight contenders fared.
In Class A4 – Road Going Production 1600cc up to 2300cc, Paul Jaggard had his Alfa Romeo Mito in a thirteen strong class and secured a fine sixth place with 55.77 seconds on the Abingdon Course and 59.17 seconds on the Bentley Course to give 114.94 seconds and sixty-fourth overall.
Class A5 was the over 2300cc section and here James Hunt took the BMW E30 to a great third spot out of twelve with 49.93 seconds on the Abingdon Course and 54.29 seconds on the Bentley Course to record 104.22 seconds and thirtieth overall.
In Class A6 Four-Wheel Drive cars of all engine capacities, David Skittles took the Subaru Impreza around for fourth place recording 58.89 seconds on the Abingdon Course, 61.96 seconds on the Bentley Course for a combined time of 120.85 seconds and eighty-fifth overall.