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Old 21-05-17, 12:11
Riviera Guy Riviera Guy is offline
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Wiscombe Park - HR Owen Ecurie Hillclimb - Torbay MC

Saturday 13th May saw the latest, round 5, of the Bridge Tyres ASWMC Hillclimb Championship visit Wiscombe Park. A nice sunny day greeted the competitors, however, recent rain meant that the hill had damp patches that would catch people out all day with a number of delays and failed runs. Although everyone had their 2 practice runs, there was only time in the afternoon for 1 timed run - all the more critical to get the set up of the car correct from morning practice. The most significant delay was following quite a serious accident involving Bella Murray in the 1000cc Cooper Harley MK5 which she shares with husband Guy. In her second practice run, Bella clipped the bank between Esses 1 and Esses 2 on the run up to Sawbench Hairpin. The car then turned over and went through the straw bales and stopped short of the trees. It appears that Bella sustained a broken leg and possible neck and back injuries. Hope she makes a speedy recovery and is back on the hill's soon. As usual, there was a very varied field of machinery. Wiscombe was hosting various championships:
Classic Hillclimb.com Round 3 / Classic Marques Speed Challenge Round 7 / Luffield MG Car Club Speed Championship / TVR Car Club Speed Championship Round 9 / Downton Engineering Social Club (DEWS) Speed Series
This ensured an interesting entry list of classics, MG's, TVR's and Mini's
In addition, there was a large collection of motor bikes and side car combinations.
Rod Thorne kept up his 100% record of Fastest Time of the Day for 2017 - his 4th of the Wiscombe season - in the very rapid Pilbeam MP43.
For a selection of pics from the event please visit my Flickr album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rivier...57684063625585

1 25 Rodney Thorne Pilbeam MP43 38.57
2 17 Stuart Browne OMS 25 39.03
3 33 Paul Reynolds Caterham 7 40.62
4 65 Ian Ingleheart Westfield SE 43.40
5 53 Ben Bonfield Austin Mini 43.59
6 45 Russell Tout Ford Fiesta 43.79
7 112 Stephen Moore Misubishi 43.90
8 58 M Foden-Clarke Westfield Sport 43.95
9 39 J Williamson Porsche 911 43.97
10 29 Stewart Lillington Radical SR4 44.51

Bikes
1 B2 Paul Jeffery KTM SMR 42.72
2 B1 Tommy Hodges GV Honda CRF 42.91
3 B5 Stu Mills Aprilia Tuono 44.56
4 B911 Alec & Isaac
Warren Suzuki 45.33
5 B220 Callum Short Honda CR 47.65
6 B375 Paul Machon Aermacchi
Ala D'Oro 49.06
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Old 21-05-17, 17:37
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Guy is actually Bella's dad.
Very best wishes to her for a quick recovery.
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