I hope you’re all ready for Westonzoyland on Sunday. Entries are now open for the final round of the championship at Kemble Airfield next month. Do get your entry in soon as it’s a round of several championships and there’s only 6 weeks or so left.
For the avoidance of doubt, if I am competing at an event, I am ineligible for the championship. Points will be allocated as if I am not there, should I be placed in the same class. For example, if I were to finish third, then the fourth placed finisher would be allocated points for third place, the fifth would get points for fourth, etc.
It’s time to enter the penultimate round of the championship! Yes, I realise there’s two rounds before that, but with the late change of venue for the AutoSolo, we’ve not got the entries open for that one yet and I’ve been told Clay entries will open shortly. The Dick Mayo Sprint is nearly 15% full by the time I’ve got this message out and entries only opened 2 hours ago, so make sure you enter early…
Entries are now being accepted for the Llandow Sprint on Saturday 13th May. Regulations are attached with an entry form at the bottom. Online entries will open in the next couple of days at www.bristolmc.org.uk – please ensure you enter class MX as a Bristol Motor Club member.
If you’ve still not entered the first round at Castle Combe, you really need to do this now. We have just a handful of entries left. You can enter online here:
We’ve today managed to secure a venue for the next AutoSolo, so there will definitely be at least 7 rounds this year. More details once we’ve got more concrete information.
With the demise of Chepstow, we’ve been offered a replacement AutoSolo by Ross & District Motor Club. The down side is it’s less than 4 weeks away but the plus side is it’s only £30. You can enter Class D online now:
I know a few of you may have missed out on getting an entry to the Great Western Sprint, so this should help you get the requisite number of events in for the championship.
Entries for round 2 of the Vincenzo & Son Bristol MX5 Challenge are now open. Don’t worry, entries for round 1 are not open yet (long story) and the regs (attached) are still provisional as we’re waiting for confirmation from the MSA. You can enter online (class A5) or download a postal entry form here:
Don’t forget that you will also need the following:
Well done to Sandy, who took a great win (and new class record) and also to most of you who managed a PB this year, despite the step down from 1B rubber to 1A over the winter. The championship results have been provisionally updated (I’m still awaiting confirmation of club membership for a couple of entries):
Hopefully, you’ve all got your entries in for Llandow. If not, there’s a paper entry form and an online one here:
We’ve also had an invitation to compete in the Llys-y-Fran hillclimbs in Wales. There’s one the day after our Llandow event in May and also one the day after the HSA’s Llandow event in July so you can make a weekend of it – Llandow’s on the way to Llys-y-Fran from Bristol. There will be a class specifically for MX5s at each event. I know there were a few competitors keen to include a hillclimb this year and if this non-championship round goes down well, it might well become a championship round in 2017. The regs and entry form are attached.
Unfortunately, the fifth round of the championship at Hullavington Airfield has had to be cancelled as the MOD have decided to sell the land. The championship will still conclude at Castle Combe in July, but only your best four scores will now count.
Hopefully, you’ve already got your helmet, race suit and gloves sorted as well as your club membership and racing licence. Don’t forget you need to make a timing strut.
As always, if you have any questions or need advice, I’m happy to help. If you’re on Facebook, the Bristol MX5 Owners group is a useful source of information.