TMC Wiscombe – Official Report

Further to our own report on the Saturday event at Wiscombe Park last weekend, Torbay Motor Club’s Press Officer Rupert Barker  has kindly sent us over the club’s review of the days activities at the parkland hill


Ed Hollier Pilbeam MP62

Hollier attacks Sawbench in the Pilbeam (thanks to Dewerstone Photography)


Ottery St Mary’s Ed Hollier swept to his fifth victory from five starts at Torbay Motor Club’s Wiscombe Park hill climb, taking Fastest Time of the Day in his Hayabusa-engined Pilbeam MP62. Hollier’s superiority on the East Devon course was demonstrated by his winning margin of a fraction over 2.5 seconds from his nearest rival Andrew Dinner (Pilbeam MP82), who improved on his second run with a time of 38.27 seconds but couldn’t approach Hollier’s stunning first effort of 36.01, just a few hundredths shy of the all-time record for up-to 1600cc racing cars at the venue. The only other drivers to dip into the sub-40 second bracket were Launceston’s Paul Crute (Pilbeam MP58-01) with a time of 39.85 and Tavistock’s Doug Bennett, whose first run in his highly modified Sports Libre Sylva Stryker stopped the clock on 39.46 seconds.

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