Radicals are winners at the third attempt

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Once again the Birkett Six-Hour Relay race attracted a wide variety of cars, as more than 60 teams contested this unique event staged at Silverstone last Saturday.

Held in wet conditions, it developed into a battle for the overall victory between a team of Spire GT3 and Radical machines.

The Spire team were named the Inspires, with the Radicals hoping their name, Third Time Lucky, would see them just that.

The Spire team saw Troston’s John Cutmore and Al Bolton in RGB versions, while Tim Grey and Richard Wise had Bike Sport specifications.

Third Tim Lucky scored the first blow as they secured pole position, with the Spire outfit alongside. However, by the end of the first hour the Spires were holding the lead. This saw them engaged in a fight for overall honours as the two teams dominated the situation.

One advantage the Radicals had over the Spires, was that their larger fuel tank capacity would run longer stints, hence less pit stops and, at one point, they took over the lead position.

But the Spires fought back and took the overall victory, with Tim Grey also establishing the fastest lap. Third Time Lucky secured second, but it is rather ironic that for the Spire team, it really was third time lucky as they enjoyed success at their third attempt.

RALLYING

Sunday will see King’s Lynn and District Motor Club hosting their Lynn Charity Stages rally at Sculthorpe, the penultimate round of the 2015 Jelf Motorsport.com?AEMC Championship.

Once again the entry list is somewhat small, but it does contain three local crews, one from the host club and two from West Suffolk Motor Club.

Johnnie Ellis/Dave Green will be hoping to be the top crew from the King’s Lynn club in the Thetford International backed Subaru Impreza while a similar car is in the hands of Justin Oliver/Claire Abrey from WSMC.

Dave Daniel/Dennis Suttenwood complete the trio in their Mitsubishi Evo 6.

Once again the rally will raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, and the first stage will get underway at 9am.

In all, there will be eight stages.

CAR TRIAL

The third round of the AMSC Trial Challenge gets underway with Falcon Motor Club on Sunday, at Kensworth.

After two rounds, three drivers are separated by just one point for the overall lead.

Robin Howard and Andy Mount both have 26 points, with Tim Hanman on 25.

DIARY DATES

Motor Racing. Snetterton, MSVR, Saturday and Sunday.

Lotus Elise; Lotus Cup; Mini Challenge; Mini Miglia; Mini Se7en.

Brands Hatch, CSSS, Saturday and Sunday.

Races include Tin Tops; Magnificent 7s.

Silverstone, HSCC, Saturday and Sunday.

Walter Hayes Trophy FF1600, plus races for FF2000.

Car Trial. Kensworth, near Dunstable, Falcon MC, Sunday.

Guy Fawkes Trial, round two, AMSC Challenge.

Rallying. Sculthorpe, Norfolk, King’s Lynn & DMC, Sunday.

The Lynn Charity Stages; Jelf Motorsport.com/AEMC Championship.

Short Circuit. Great Yarmouth, Sunday, 5pm.

Superstox; Bangers.

Wimbledon, Sunday, 5.30pm.

Stock Rods; Rookie Rods; Bangers.