Round 3 Juniper Autotest: Organised by CSMA NEL Group
Steven Ferguson took his first MSA Autotest FTD at Sunday's Juniper Autotest, Ferguson driving his 1400cc Mini Special had to replace his engine overnight after a crank failure at the previous day's Kent Driver Autotest, but drove a faultless event, setting consistently quick times. Reigning Champion Alastair Moffatt suffered a broken exhaust early on, which dropped him about 8 seconds and along with a rare penalty, he was unable to close the gap. Richard Pinkney's challenge also faltered after two penalties, which allowed Simon Echlin through to win the sports car class and snatch second overall. David Thompson had another stunning drive in the Nova winning his class and bringing the car home in 6th overall. Rob Rolston won the Mini class and Roger Holder won the Road Going class in a Toyota Starlet.
Event Top 6
1. Steven Ferguson Mini Special 720.6
2. Simon Echlin Caterham 7 731.6
3. Alastair Moffatt Mini Special 733.4
4. Richard Pinkney Caterham 7 735.0
5. Duncan Wild ABS Freestyle 772.0
6. David Thompson Vauxhall Nova 776.3
Championship Top 6 After Round 3.
1= David Thompson 30 pts
Rob Rolston 30 pts
Roger Holder 30 pts
4= Steven Ferguson 29 pts
Alastair Moffatt 29 pts
Round 2 Kent Driver Autotest: Organiseed by Maidstone & Mid Kent MC
Sports car drivers Simon Echlin and Richard Pinkney dominated the Kent Driver Autotest after the Mini Special of Steven Ferguson picked up an early wrong test. Pinkney had the event in the bag up until the final test, when he had a temporary blank and forgot where he was going and allowed the Caterham of Echlin to win by less than 3 seconds. Alastair Moffatt had dropped back behind Ferguson after a slow test which included a penalty, but an engine problem on Ferguson's special cost him another maximum time which allowed Moffatt back up to 3rd overall. David Thompson, Rob Rolston and Roger Holder all took class wins in the saloon classes.
Event Top 6
1. Simon Echlin Caterham 7 754.4
2. Richard Pinkney Caterham 7 757.2
3. Alastair Moffatt Mini Special 776.7
4. Steven Ferguson Mini Special 783.8
5. Chris Chapman Raw Striker 797.7
6. Ian Chapman Raw Striker 801.2