Stop Press - after 3 days of exciting racing Tour Britannia is pleased to announce that we will be running a special event 6th-8th May 2015 - Tour Ireland
This will comprise 3 days starting in North Wales and taking in closed road racing and special stages in Ireland. Entries open 1st October 2014 but please contact us now to register your interest.
Pictures - T B 2014
Steve Kilvington has images from Oulton Park, The Great Orme, Denbigh, Anglesey Circuit and Nant Gwrtheyrn now available online.
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Tour Britannia 6,7 & 8 August 2014
Hindley clinches 2014 Tour Britannia victory
After one of the closest lead battles in the event’s 10-year history Phil Hindley and Andy Bull claimed a hard-earned victory on Tour Britannia (6-8 August) to maintain their unbeaten record on Britain’s only classic race and rally tour.
The result completed a hat-trick of Tour Britannia wins for Hindley’s Porsche 911 SCR, but it took a mighty attack on the final day before Hindley could get ahead of the Ford Escort Mk2 of Steve Perez and Paul Spooner.
At the end of the second day in North Wales, Perez had a five-second lead which had been built using his pace around the stunning Great Orme stage. Hindley then won the race at Anglesey on Friday morning to level the times. But it was over the long airfield stages at Llanbedr on Friday afternoon that Hindley really pressed home the Porsche’s advantage to build a 20-second lead going into the final two stages at Mostyn Hall. Perez attacked once more and pegged the final margin back to just 13s.
“The car’s for sale so I thought I’d bring it back out again,” said Hindley. “The Great Orme stage was an amazing experience: I’d never done it before.” Time lost on the wrong tyres in the soaking wet race at Oulton Park on Wednesday afternoon had left Hindley playing catch up.
Perez was one of the stars of the event as he made his racing debut. With engine issues for his Lancia Stratos, Perez borrowed the Escort Mk2 rally car of his friend Geoff Bell and turned in a great performance, including in the races. “I really enjoyed the races and I could be tempted to do some more!”
A tremendous battle raged for third overall and was only settled as three seconds covered three crews after the deciding pair of stages. Steven Ratcliffe/Chris King (Porsche 911) took the place by a single second from Tony Robinson/Keith Fellowes (Porsche 911) and John and Lesley Sheldon (Lotus Elan).
In the concurrent regularity event, Max Taylor/Mike Hickson turned in a near-faultless performance in their Aston Martin DB2/4 to lead from the start and run out commanding winners over Derek and Sue Skinner (Porsche 356) and Andrew Brodie/Richard Payne (Citroen SM).
For more details about the event, contact the Tour Britannia office on 01295 268888 or by e-mail: email@example.com
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