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MSA British Sporting Trials Championship

Round 7: Derbyshire Trial (Lancashire & Cheshire Car Club), 27 April

Former champion and current championship leader Ian Bell won the Derbyshire sporting trial from John Fack and early leader Simon Kingsley.

After the dry and low scoring morning rounds, Kingsley led on eight marks from Bell, Fack and Andy Wilks (RCAP) all tied on ten marks lost. Bell had the better afternoon round after showers made the ground slippery to take the win by two marks.

The top live axle car was Josh Veale (Sherpa) in fifth place ahead of reigning champion Tom Bricknell (Crosslé) in sixth. Richard Sharp (Cartwright) won the Novice Class from Ian Fullwood (CAP), while Mike Readings (Sherpa Indy) won the Intermediate Class from Bryan Walker (Jedi).

1 Ian Bell / Russell Sharp (Hamilton) 22 marks lost
2 John Fack /Maxine Fack (MSR) 24 marks lost
3 Simon Kingsley / Jo Edwards (Crosslé) 26 marks lost

Provisional championship standings
1 Ian Bell – 71 points
2 John Fack – 50
3 Andy Wilks – 45

2014 calendar
February 16: Geoff Taylor (Hagley & District Light Car Club) Rattlinghope, Shropshire
February 23: Loughborough (Loughborough Car Club) Eaton, Leics
March 2: Walsingham (750 Motor Club Head) Down, Nr Petersfield, Hants
March 9: Peter Blankstone (Midland Automobile Club) Shelsley Walsh
March 23: President's Trophy (Southsea Motor Club) Langrish, Nr Petersfield, Hants
April 13: J B Taylor ( Glos - to be advised
April 27: Derbyshire (Lancashire & Cheshire Car Club) Warslow, Nr Buxton
September 14: Robin Jager (Northern Phoenix Trials Car Club) Gale Farm, Melmerby
September 20: Robin Alexander (Camel Vale Motor Club) Trecarne, Delabole
September 21: David Ayers (Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club) Marshgate, Camelford
September 28: Charles Pollard (Peterborough Motor Club) Uppingham, Nr Corby
October 12: Pete Fear (Ross & District Motor Sports) Pauntley, Nr Newent, Glos
October 19: Mercian (Coventry & Warwickshire Motor Club) Long Compton, Warwickshire
October 26: Stone Trough (Yorkshire Sporting Car Club) Laycock, Nr. Keighley
November 2: November Sporting ( Kent - to be advised
November 9: Roy Fedden (Bristol Motor Club) To be advised