John Burton started the Orwell Supersports Cup in great style at Dijon in his Chevron B26. The British ace fended off challenges from Peter Hoffman (McLaren M8F) and Silvio Kalb (March 76S) to win both races.
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Dessie Nutt and Ray Bellm continued to dominate the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally Championship by taking a third victory each over the Tarmac roads of Epynt on the Welsh International Rally. Nutt (Porsche 911) won the historic division, while Bellm (Escort Mk 1) won the post-historics after long-time leader Dominic Frattaroli suffered driveshaft failure on his 240Z.
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James Baxter stormed to victory in the VSCC sprint at Curborough in early May, setting an FTD of 36.35sec in his Frazer Nash to win by more than 2sec from the GN of Tom Walker. Baxter and Will Mahany (HRG) also established new class records. Walker’s run of 38.94sec was the best vintage time.
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David Morris topped a capacity field at Wiscombe Park to win the VSCC hillclirnb with a best run of 49.46sec in ERA R11B. He was the only driver to break the 50sec mark. As the hill dried after a wet practice, Duncan Pittaway’s GN Vitesse was fastest vintage car.
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Ralf Kelleners (Porsche 962) and Jim Mullen (Spice GTP) shared the victories as the Group C/GTP season started at Spa in early May. Kelleners won the opening race from David Mercer (Spice SE90C) but retired from the second, leaving the way open for American racer Mullen to win from countryman Brian DeVries (Intrepid).
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Juan Barazi won the first round of the Classic Endurance Series at Monza in his ex-Rahal Porsche 917.