Round 3: Ivinghoe Spring Trial (Falcon Motor Club), 6 April
Dave Oliver won the Ivinghoe Spring trial, run by Falcon Motor Club, after renaming the event to reflect the new venue.
Oliver had a day-long scrap with Barrie Parker and Steve Courts, all of whom were covered by just six points. The New Car class saw another close battle between John Wadsworth and John Waddington, sharing a Ford Ka, with just nine points separating them from Mike Trim.
John Moffatt, the 2012 champion, won the Front-Wheel-Drive class after returning from a year’s sabbatical. John shared his nova with his father, Bill, who finished third in class.
1 Dave Oliver (Hillman Imp) 92%
2 John Moffatt (Vauxhall Nova) 97%
3 John Wadsworth (Ford Ka) 99%
Provisional championship standings
1 Barrie parker – 8 points
2 Dave Oliver – 6
= Mark Hoppe – 6
March 2: Golden Springs Trial (Woolbridge Motor Club)
March 23: Basil Elkington Trial (Sevenoaks & District Motor Club)
April 6: Ivinghoe Spring Trial (Falcon Motor Club)
May 11: Warwickshire Trial (Coventry & Warwickshire Motor Club)
June 8: Wyre Forest Trial (Kidderminster Motor Car Club)
June 22: Wye Valley Trial (Ross & District Motor Sports)
July 19: Gerry P Evans Memorial Cymru Trial (North Wales Car Club)
July 20: HCC Wales Trial (Clwyd Vale Motor Club)
August 31: Ernest Own Trial (Owen Motoring Club)
September 14: Gaby Mohr Trial (Wolverhampton & South Staffs Car Club)