Having never competed on an Autosolo at Oxford MC’s “new” venue at Finmere (they have been there for a few years now), we entered the MG ZR to continue with our theme of having a play car and getting out on more events.
It was good to have an event only half an hour or so from home, and having scrutineered and signed-on it was time to walk the first test of the day. Having sprained my ankle a few weeks ago, limping around the course was a more accurate description but whilst having the diagrams, it’s always good to walk it and see the lines/bumps/and get a better feel for what is to come.
The Oxford MC event splits competitors into three groups so one drives, one marshals and one rests. I started off marshalling, which was good as it gave me a chance to watch everyone else and see how they were finding it. Before long it was time to get into the car, and it reminded me how much I enjoy driving the MG!
There were four tests during the day and, whilst it is two out of three runs to count, I did not have any wrong routes or cone penalties which is always good. I finished the day 3rd in class, and 13th overall; not quite my best Autosolo result but not bad for a few years away.
Videos from the Autosolo are available on YouTube.
Thanks to Oxford Motor Club for the above image.