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FDMC's Solo Challenge is an annual, club level Autosolo championship for our members, based on all FDMC's Solos through a given year (usually, four events). The rules are here, SoloChallenge.pdf and there's information about these events on our AutoSolos page, plus news and discussion in the Autotests and Solos section of our Forum.

2015: The Final Positions and Awards

In the ninth year of our Solo Challenger, the four events saw 70 members scoring points, by entering at least one of the rounds. (You can also score points by taking a key organising role, at one of these events). So thanks, as always, to all the competitors who took part, and to the organising teams who ran the events.

Firstly, here are the drivers who take the overall awards, for the highest scores, regardless of class:

First overall: Martin Prescott, Mazda MX5, 36.5 points

Second Equal overall: Malcolm Rogers, Fisher Fury, and Paul Prescott, Mini and Saxo, both on 31.00 points

Third overall: Keith Pettit, Sprite Mk1, 30.75 points

The First in Class award winnners are:

1st Class A: Martyn Phillis, MGB GT V8

1st Class B: Peter Manning, Mini 1300

1st Class C: Andy Deeley, Citroen Saxo

1st Class D: Reece Williams, Skoda Fabia VRS

1st Class E: Aaron Roffey, Smart Roadster

1st Class F: Alan Caldecourt, Westfield SE

And the full 2015 scores and positions, for all competitors, are here: Scoreboard.pdf

2014: The Final Positions and Awards

In a very active year of Soloing, something like 90 members scored points by entering at least one of the rounds. So thanks to all the competitors who took part, and to the organising teams who ran the events.

Firstly, here are the drivers who take the overall awards, for the highest scores, regardless of class:

First overall: Martin Prescott, Mazda MX5, 39.0 points

Second overall: Steve Woodings, Mazda MX5. 35.25 points

Third overall: Paul Prescott, Mini 1300, 33.75 points

The First in Class award winnners are:

1st Class A: Keith Pettit, Sprite Mk 1

1st Class B: Peter Manning, Mini 1300

1st Class C: Maciej Knapinski, Citroen Saxo

1st Class D: James Matons, BMW M1 coupe

1st Class E: Aaron Roffey, Smart Roadster

1st Class F: Andrew Thompson, Caterham

And the full 2014 scores and positions, for all competitors, are here: Scoreboard.pdf

2013: The Final Positions and Awards

During 2013 we could only run three, instead of our customary four events, but we still ended up with 70 members having scored points in the Solo Challenge, by entering at least one of the rounds. So thanks, yet again, to all the competitors who took part, and to the organising teams who ran the events.

Firstly, here are the drivers who take the overall awards, for the highest scores, regardless of class:

First overall: Martin Prescott, Mazda MX5, 24.75 points

Second Equal overall: Michael Duncan, BMW 318iS, and David Garside, Clio Sport 182, both on 23.00 points

Third overall: Aaron Roffey, SMART Roadster, 22.25 points

The First in Class award winnners are:

1st Class A: Keith Pettit, Sprite Mk 1

1st Class B: Paul Prescott, Mini 1300

1st Class C: Richard Aldcroft, Honda CRX

1st Class D: Sean Pearce, Mazda RX8

1st Class E: Arthur Chan, Mazda MX5

1st Class F: Mark Chandler, Locost

And the full 2013 scores and positions, for all competitors, are here: Scoreboard.pdf

2012: The Final Positions

During our 2012 Solo season, more than 80 members took part in one or more of the four rounds, from which your best three scores can count. A big thank-you to all the competitors who took part, and to the organising teams who ran these four events, and following the last round in September, here are the final positions and awards.

Here are the winners of the top three overall awards, with their points scores (these award winners are omitted from the Class positions and awards):

First overall Arthur Chan, 36.0
Second overall Martin Prescott, 35.75
Third overall Ben Griffin, 34.0

And the winners of the First in Class awards, and the runners-up in each class:

Class A Historics (registered before Jan 1980) Class B Saloons, etc, up to 1400cc
1st Keith Pettit, 33.00 1st Maciej Knapinski, 33.5
2nd Steve Whittington, 27.75 2nd Peter Manning, 27.0
Class C Saloons, etc, 1400 to 1800cc Class D Saloons, etc, over 1800cc
1st Barry Simpson, 22.75 1st Shaun Finch, 31.5
2nd Piotr Kozimor, 20.0 2nd Alan Vinall, 29.25
Class E Production sports cars Class F Low volume & more modified cars
1st Brett Lawrence, 30.25 1st Andrew Thompson, 31.75
2nd Ben Murton, 25.75 2nd Dick Whittington, 29.0

And the full 2012 scores and positions, for all competitors, are here: Scoreboard.pdf

2011: The final positions

During our 2011 Solo season, more than 80 members took part in one or more of the four rounds, and here are the winners of the top three overall awards, with their points scores:

First overall James Llewellyn, 35.5
Second equal overall Keith Pettit, 34.0
Second equal overall Dick Whittington, 34.0

And the winners of the First in Class awards, and the runners-up in each class:

Class A Historics (registered before Jan 1980) Class B Saloons, etc, up to 1400cc
1st Matt Wheatley, 31.00 1st Ken Martin, 29.25
2nd Martyn Phillis, 18.5 2nd Peter Manning, 26.0
Class C Saloons, etc, 1400 to 1800cc Class D Saloons, etc, over 1800cc
1st Ben Griffin, 32.75 1st Shaun Finch, 31.75
2nd Piotr Kozimor, 19.0 2nd Sean Pearce, 25.0
Class E Production sports cars Class F Low volume & more modified cars
1st Brett Lawrence, 31.5 1st Andrew Thompson, 33.5
2nd Adam Garside, 24.0 2nd Alan Caldecourt, 27.75

The full 2011 scores and positions, for all competitors, are here: Scoreboard.pdf

2010: The final positions

During our 2010 Solo season, more than 90 members took part in one or more of the four rounds, from which your best three scores can count. Thanks to all the competitors who took part, and to the organising teams who ran these four events, and following the last round in September, here are the final positions and awards.

First, Second and Third overall awards, with points scores (these winners of these awards are omitted from the Class positions and awards):

First overall Steve Woodings, 37.25
Mazda MX5, Mitsubishi Evo
Second overall Tom Caldecourt, 36.25
Westfield
Third overall Andrew Thompson, 35.75
Caterham

And the winners of the First in Class awards, and the runners-up in each class:

Class A Historics (registered before Jan 1980) Class B Saloons, etc, up to 1400cc
1st Keith Pettit, 32.5 1st Allan Brown, 29.0
2nd David Mexson, 30.5 2nd Paul Prescott, 20.75
Class C Saloons, etc, 1400 to 1800cc Class D Saloons, etc, over 1800cc
1st Ben Griffin, 33.00 1st Shaun Finch, 34.25
2nd Richard Aldcroft, 27.75 2nd Richard Pennick, 25.25
Class E Production sports cars Class F Low volume & more modified cars
1st Geoff Rodd, 33.25 1st Alan Caldecourt, 27.5
2nd Adam Garside, 25.75 2nd Dick Whittington, 25.75

The full 2010 scores and positions, for all competitors, are here: Scoreboard.pdf

FDMC Solo Challenge 2009

During our 2009 Solo season, around 80 members took part in one or more of the four rounds, from which your best three scores can count, and following the last round in September, these are the final results and awards

First, Second and Third overall awards, with points scores

First overall Steve Woodings
38.5
Mazda MX5 RS
Second overall Carl Streatfield
37.25
Mazda MX5
Third overall Shaun Finch
35.75
Misubishi Evo

Class Positions; top 3 in each class, with awards for First in each class

Class A Historics (registered before Jan 1980) Class B Saloons, etc, up to 1400cc
1st Keith Pettit, 34.25 1st David Manning, 33.5
2nd Martyn Phillis, 25.5 2nd Ken Martin, 27.25
3rd James Mumford, 23.0
3rd Peter Manning, 26.75
Class C Saloons, etc, 1400 to 1800cc Class D Saloons, etc, over 1800cc
1st Russell Smith, 22.25 1st Ian Coull, 33.0
2nd Ben Griffin, 18.75 2nd Martin Prescott, 30.75
3rd Jon Hunt, 16.25
3rd Rob Rollinson, 24.25
Class E Production sports cars Class F Low volume & more modified cars
1st Paul Brimelow, 28.25 1st Andrew Thompson, 35.75
2nd Richard Withers, 23.25 2nd Barry McClure, 32.0
3rd Geoff Rodd, 22.75
3rd Dick Whittington, 24.5

2009 scores and positions for all competitors are here: Scoreboard.pdf

Continuing below, are the award winners from our 2008 and 2007 Solo Challenges.

FDMC Solo Challenge 2008

First, Second and Third overall awards

First overall Andrew Thompson
1206.9 secs
Caterham 7
Second overall Barry McClure
1253.6 secs
Caterham 7
Third overall David Garside
1281.2 secs
Nova 2.0

Class Positions (with awards for First in each class)

Class A Historics (registered before Jan 75) Class B Saloons, etc, up to 1400cc
1st Martin Neal
1440.2 secs
1st Paul Prescott
1281.5 secs
2nd Martyn Phillis
1486.7 secs
2nd Sam Aldcroft
1403.1 secs

3rd Peter Manning
1416.7 secs
Class C Saloons, etc, 1400 to 1800cc Class D Saloons, etc, over 1800cc
1st Adam Sturney
1430.3 secs
1st Ian Coull
1383.6 secs

2nd Shaun Finch
1390.8 secs
Class E Production sports cars Class F Low volume & more modified cars
1st Simon Trickett
1297.6 secs
See 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall
2nd Paul Looby
1362.4 secs

FDMC Solo Challenge 2007

First, Second and Third overall awards

First overall Russell Smith
1285.8 secs
106 Rallye, and Honda CRX
Second overall Simon Trickett
1300.4 secs
Clan Crusader, and MGB
Third overall Paul Prescott
1307.5 secs
Mini 1300

Class awards

Class A Historics (registered before Jan 75) Class B Saloons, etc, up to 1400cc
1st Martin Prescott
1326 secs
1st Les Badham
1420.6 secs
Class D Saloons, etc over 1800cc Class E Production sports cars
1st Matt Carter
1348.2 secs
1st Andy Fox
1419.9 secs
Class F Low volume & more modified cars Ladies award
1st Gordon Byers
1378.6 secs
1st Cherie Carter
1452.9 secs

There's lots more news and discussion on these events, in the Autotests and Solos section of our Forum.

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