Another Tough Kyrle

Ian Facey emerged victorious in his Class 5 BMW Z3 with a good mix of machinery from different classes in the top ten.

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Kyrle Trial winner Ian Facey’s BMW Z3 goes light on the front end as he applies the power in his attempt to conquer Jack’s fearsome gradient. It was the first time daughter Emma had been the nominated passenger. Dave Cook’s photo shows the spectators were also trying to capture the moment. Prints and Digital Downloads of Dave’s work can be obtained at a nominal cost from his Smugmug site

Ian almost went clean but dropped 1 on Jack and 3 on Jill, two fearsome climbs in this trial so noted for its steep hills.

The organisers were successfull in their handicapping, by which I mean Restarts and Tyre pressures, with a varied mix of cars topping the result sheet(s). Ray Ferguson had a good drive in his Class 7 Liege and was the only car outside of Class Eight to see the summit of Jack. Ray finished dropping six marks, the three on Pill Box dropping him out of contention for the top spot.

Stuart Bartlett’s challenge ended with a broken half shaft and it was fellow midlander Dean Partington who was best in Class Eight on nine. Tamar winner Ryan Tonkin also dropped nine and headed the clubmans results which Ross published separately.

Richard Hayward showed that Escorts are still competitive with an excellent top ten and Class three win in his estate. Continue reading “Another Tough Kyrle”