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Hartlepool Championship Autotest Update

The results from the Hartlepool Championship Autotest were unfortunately stolen from the venue, along with the clubs laptop, printer, trophies etc. So at this present time I am unable to allocate points for the competitors who attended the event. We will leave a final decision on the event, just in case the police manage to track down the stolen items, we can then update the Championship appropriately.

So please bear in mind that the scores maybe the best 8 from 10 if nothing turns up.

We do apologise for this situation, but it is out of our control.


Report from Round 2: Foxley Autotest, organised by Herefordshire MC.

Alastair Moffatt made a winning return to the MSA Autotest Championship after a two year absense getting FTD at his home event on the Foxley Estate.
Moffatt made the most of his Mini Special's traction in the slippery conditions and was helped by mistakes from reigning champion Richard Pinkney who picked up two penalties on the opening test of the day and they weren't to be his last as he picked up a further three during the day, the cost of the penalties being the difference between the two drivers after the 16 tests, Moffatt had picked up one penalty during the event.
Paul Fobister came home in 3rd spot ahead of Dave Evans and Keith Walton.
David Fox had his best ever MSA result finishing 6th overall and 1st in Class A in the Mini Saloon and the ever improving William Keaning from Dumfries winning Class B and 7th overall in the Vauxhall Nova.

Event Top 3
1    Alastair Moffatt    Mini Special     860.7
2    Richard Pinkney    Caterham 7     885.7
3    Paul Fobister        Haigh Special    895.0
Report from Round 1: Jon Mackenzie Autotests, organised by Hagley & District LCC.

Richard Pinkney took a convincing win at the Jon Mackenzie Autotests in his bid to win a third successive MSA Autotest Title. Pinkney driving his Caterham 7 dominated the event from the first test and had opened up a 15 second lead by the halfway point over the Mini of David Mosey.
In the meanwhile Paul Fobister in the Haigh Special had recovered from a couple of early penalties and was up into third just over 12 seconds behind the Mini driver, Fobister pushed hard on the final tests to close the gap to within 4 seconds at the end of the day, but had to settle for 3rd overall and the Class D win.  Dave Evans was a solid 4th in the Blitz Special and Keith Walton in the KW7 was again showing an improvement in his pace and was running in the top 3 on the opening run of tests, but finished a fine 5th overall and 2nd in Class C.

Event Top 3
1.     Richard Pinkney     Caterham 7     798.0
2.     David Mosey           Mini 1380       847.1
3.     Paul Fobister          Haigh Special  850.7
MSA Bulletin No1 Annoucement of Championship Steward.