|FDMC 'Summer Solo' Autosolo, 2007
Pictures by Richard Field
This report is in two sections; for more pictures, and results, click 'Page 2', below.
'Some sunny intervals'
The Summer Solo brought us a day of mixed weather, but very close competition. At the lunch break, the leading trio of Andrew Thompson (Caterham), Russell Smith (Honda CRX), and Carl Streatfield (Elise) were all within a few seconds on total time. Witb the weather improving through the afternoon (when most ofthese pictures were taken), it was Andrew who pulled out a narrow lead, to finish first overall, closely followed by Russell and Carl.
Fourth overall, and a win in Class B, went to Paul Prescott, after another strong drive with his 1300 Mini.
Matt Carter was the winner of Class D in his 306, with Ian Harrison and his Mondeo taking second place in the same class. Paul Looby and his Mazda MX-5 were competing in their first FDMC event, and Simon Trickett shared Andy Fox's MGB, to win Class E (do borrowed cars always go faster?).
The Historic class included James Mumford with his supercharged MG TC, and the cars of fellow MG Car Club members Martyn Phillis and Colin Reynolds are also visible here, in the paddock.
Grant Shepherd came to spectate, with his 206 GTi, but decided that taking part would be more fun! In the background is Gordon Byers' Renault 5 turbo, on another part of the course.
For more pictures, and results, see PAGE 2