A sunny Spring Car Trial

Having tried the Golf on a Car Trial towards the end of 2020, it was time for another with Falcon MC once again running an event locally at Ivinghoe.

The event was still being run as a driver only event (i.e. no passenger/bouncer), which was familiar from the previous event. There were a couple of hills which were particularly tricky, and neither of us could get the Golf off the line, which is always a little frustrating. There was also one with a bit of a ledge; Matt couldn’t get over the first, I managed to get over the first but got stuck on the second and unfortunately damaged the car in the process, as it stopped the fan and pushed the radiator back.

The Golf still isn’t really much of a trials car, but she does ok and is better than using the MG or the Micra. I managed to put in a call and sort picking up a fan assembly on the way home, so not too bad in terms of trying to fix her quickly!


The start of 2022

As we started to emerge from another lockdown, motorsport started up again and it was time for my first event of the year, an Autosolo at Debden.

We had entered the MG ZR, double driving, but I seemed to be having issues with it cutting out on my runs. We checked what we could and couldn’t find anything, and it wasn’t happening on Matt’s runs. Whilst I got quicker at restarting the car, it was costing me time.

All runs count on Autosolos in the east, so the pressure is definitely on not to wrong test or hit a cone! I had a clean day, but the time loss from the car cutting out is an issue to be resolved.

Although Autosolos are on tarmac, I managed to find a little gravel with a wide line which might not quite be right, but makes for a good picture.

Photos by M&H Photography.