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FDMC September Solo, 2011

Pictures by Richard Field

This report is in two sections; for more pictures, and results, click 'Page 2', below.

At last! A new name takes FTD

For the last of our four 2011 events, we returned to Bordon for the September Solo, with a new organising team led by Shaun Finch and Bill Mexson. This report is to show you a selection of the award winners, and other competitors, from FDMC and other invited clubs. In dry conditions the sports cars were soon setting the pace and Dick Whittington, with his red Caterham, having taken the early lead, held onto it all day, to take Fastest Time of Day (first overall) for the first time - well done, Dick.

After four different courses, mostly with the best two of three times to count (but the best two of four, on Course 4), second overall went to Andrew Thompson, with his silver Caterham, just 2.6 seconds behind.

Among the class winners, James Llewellyn with his MX5 took Class E, for production sports cars, and David Garside was the Class D winner in his Clio, which was recently acquired as an EBay bargain, after a cambelt failure which bent all but two of its 16 valves! - it seems to go OK now, David.

Driving his Golf GTi, Piotr Kozimor, who's a new competitor with us this year, scored another good result, to win Class C. Dolphin MC's Derek Looker, with this colourful 205 Rallye 1.4 (from his collection of 205's), finished second in Class B, while Ian Mothersole and his rotary engined Mazda RX-8 were competing in Class D, in their first ever Solo

From Bournemouth MC, Luke Dale and Becky Grant were sharing Becky's Proton Satria GTi, with Luke taking the second place award in Class D; FDMC's Michael Duncan took the second place award in Class C, sharing the BMW with his father Peter; and Jonathan Thomas, from Bognor Regis MC, was competing in his first Solo with the Sylva Leader, which he normally uses in sprints.

This report continues, on PAGE 2


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