Past Events > 2003 > Robin Hood's Bay Trial

Robin Hood's Bay Trial

4th May 2003

Thanks go to Clive Raistrick, Graeme Christie and "little Ian" for setting out the trial and all those who helped as officials or marshals over the course of the weekend.

The forecast rain made it's appearance on Friday and we were getting a bit concerned about the trial as the off road site is notorious for being a pig of a site to move on when it's very wet. Fortunately the doom and gloom merchants at the weather centre got it all wrong and we ended up with 3 days of sunshine, albeit with a strong wind but that helped to dry the ground out. The extra room afforded by the club's new marquee did pay dividends on Saturday night though when the heavens opened half way through the barbecue.

The trial was well set out and kept everyone on their toes with most of the points being picked up as a result of driver error. I put myself out of contention after dinner when I tried a different line to the 10 gate on section 5 and the rear axle got bogged down.Ian Humphries looked like he had it sewn up in his Discovery but an over ambitious attempt at a clear saw him take out the 3 gate on section 7 and pick up his only points of the day, leaving Bob Christmas to take the overall win. A close battle between Brian Webster and Robin Sermon for Class 1 (SWB Leaf) went on to the bitter end with Brian keeping the pressure on by being the only driver to clear section 7. A mistake by Robin on the last section decided the battle when he picked up 4 points. Class 3 saw a 3 way battle between Bob Christmas, Neil Benson and Tom Benson (who had double entered Neil's 90) with Tom dropping out of contention after his dad's 90 mysteriously disconnected 2 HT leads on section 7, earning Tom a 10 point penalty.

Pictures of the event can be seen here
 
  Sort:  
Name Vehicle Class Section Scores Total Score Class Pos. Overall
Section No.: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  
Bob Christmas 90 3 00000110 2 1 1
Ian Humphries Discovery 4 00000030 3 1 2
Neil Benson 90 3 00010111 4 2 3
Matthew Sykes 110 4 30000110 5 2 4
Tim Frankland 110 4 50000110 7 3 5
Ray Poulton Range Rover 4 40000130 8 4 6
Nick Buckham 90 3 11010131 8 3 6
Tom Benson 90 3 000001100 11 4 8
Dave White Range Rover 4 110010110 14 5 9
Dave Leach Ibex 100" 4 60020431 16 6 10
jan Carr Discovery 4 000110114 17 7 11
Paul Phillips 90 3 1000100110 22 5 12
Paul Everett 110 4 920110110 24 8 13
Keith Briggs 90 3 110008430 26 6 14
Brian Webster S3 SWB 1 1101110400 27 1 15
Robin Sermon S2 SWB 1 1002110114 29 2 16
Richard Spencer S3 Hybrid 3 10010 59 7 17
Max Richmond S2 SWB 1 10621 67 3 18
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