2018 Championship Tables (up to Yorkshire Dales)

Here are the current championship tables, including both the car and bike regional championships. They are now all listed in a single document instead of what would now be 12 separate ones.

2018 Championship Tables (up to Yorkshire Dales)

Could all competitors check that their scores are correct. Please quote your competition number for that event if querying a score.

John Bell (Championship Secretary)  e-mail: [email protected]

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Events You May Not Have Heard Of Before

Here are links to info on a couple of trial events coming up soon that you may not have heard of before. Both in deepest Cornwall – both well worth a visit!

The Flora Trial, on Sunday 6th May 2018
Run by Pendennis Motorcycle and Light Car Club.
Starts from near Redruth.
More info here : http://pendennismcc.co.uk/regs/

The Peninsula Trial, on Sunday 27th May 2018
Run by West Cornwall Motor Club.
Starts from near Penzance.
More info here : http://westcornwallmotorclub.com/category/events/

Please support both events if you can.

Yorkshire Dales Trial 2018 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2018 Yorkshire Dales Trial, to be held on Sunday 13th May.

Yourkshire Dales Trial 2018 Entry Info

“ROUND 8 OF THE ACTC CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND 3 OF THE ACTC NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CARS & MOTORCYCLES.

We are delighted to invite back all CLUBMEN, ACTC, ACU and VSCC competitors for the fourth running of this popular event. You are promised another excellent variety of sections and a new one introduced to keep you on your toes. We have also increased the off road mileage between sections as requested by some of our regular motorcycle competitors.  Pateley Bridge cattle market is again playing host, ensuring a compact route plus ample parking for competing vehicles, plus trailers and tenders. The adjoining café will be open for food and drink for the duration of the event, whilst fuel is available nearby.

As in previous years we will be running a raffle in aid of the Air Ambulance. This charity is very dear to the hearts of our landowners and making a donation to this charity greatly helps us to obtain permissions to use our sections and farm tracks.

The Trial will have Clubmans and Nat. B permits, with the normal classes for cars & motorcycles. Plus as last year there will be additional separate classes with awards :-

Class 0 :- to cater for those preferring not to tackle the more difficult sections there will be an open car & a closed car class.

Class V :- Long & Short wheelbase classes  for VSCC eligible cars. (VSCC members may alternatively enter either class 2 or 5)

Class X :- Road legal motorcycles that do not comply with classes A to D.

Also this year we have applied for and obtained an ACU Special Events Permit which allows motorcycles and motorcycle sidecar outfits fitted with road legal tyres that do not comply with ACU tyre regulations TSR8 to enter the event in this class. 

 As last year we are also giving an award to the best Japanese production car entered in class 5, so come along and enter your X90’s & MX5’s (This award will not affect the normal class positions in class 5).

We are also giving an award to the best Historic non production Trials Car built prior to 1970, under 1200cc, complying with and entered in Class 8.

We hope you can enter for a really good days trialling.  If you are unable to compete and would like to marshal please contact Rupert North on 07887 376739 or [email protected]

Russ Coppin, Airedale and Pennine MCC Ltd.”

Start Venue : Pateley Bridge Auction Centre, Bridgehousegate, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5HN

Hill Reversing Guide

ACTC TRIALS DRIVING – HILL REVERSING GUIDE – ‘BRAKING IT DOWN’

As we state and recognise, motorsport can be dangerous and in our specialism it is often the case that for a car driver having made an ‘almost successful’ climb, the task of safely and confidently reversing his steed back down a slippery, uneven and twisting track when perhaps surrounded by marshals, spectators, trees and banks, can prove daunting. Whilst the car can be relatively stable under power on the ascent, it can prove wayward under the influence of gravity and any loss of control.

ACTC Committee here propose guidelines that may be offered to competitors in the form of best practice to follow, though of course they are not mandatory. It is not possible to allow for every scenario and vehicle type, but the following is the reversing process to adopt in typical trialling circumstances.

These guidelines aim to accommodate the different behaviour of ‘Older’ cars (likely to have a 4 wheel handbrake and no steering column lock) and the more ‘Modern’ ones (likely to have servo brakes and power steering for example). We can ‘Brake Down’ the principles here through the summary A.B.S. – in this case Awareness, Braking and Steering.

1. Preparation

Awareness:

  • ensure you have good side and rear visibility around your car from the driver’s seat
  • ensure the reversing light is powerful and aligned for any night-time action
  • brief your passenger if a novice, on procedure for hill failures and exit routes

Braking:

  • give your footbrake and handbrake good firm ‘function’ tests both before and during the trial in safe places, such as at controls and waiting in queues
  • consider installing a hydraulic handbrake – more powerful and reassuring, and there’s plenty of advice out there

Steering:

  • wrap a yellow tape band around the steering wheel rim at the straight ahead spot

2. Stopped on a Section

Awareness:

  • listen to the marshals’ instructions
  • take a good look around and behind you for any obstacles or people, check mirrors
  • keep your passenger seated in the car unless otherwise instructed

Braking (Older) :

  • apply the handbrake firmly
  • switch off the engine and engage reverse gear

Braking (Modern) :

  • apply both footbrake AND handbrake firmly
  • leave the engine running in forward gear and press the clutch pedal down

Steering:

  • check your front wheels are facing ahead using the rim tape and marshal guidance

3. Reversing Down

Awareness:

  • have your passenger and marshals guide you
  • STOP and take a breather if it is long and twisty, recover and then continue

Braking (Older) :

  • release the handbrake and keep off the footbrake
  • use the compression of the dead engine to allow a steady descent

Braking (Modern) :

  • lightly release both brakes to let the car creep back
  • pulse the footbrake about 2 times / second to keep slip under control
  • when the car is steady, shift to use handbrake only, to regain your steering keep the clutch down, in gear, with the engine running
  • if you run wide, STOP, shunt forward and try again

Steering:

  • try to keep all wheels in the ruts around bends
  • DON’T let the car sweep round sideways across a steep hill
  • keep the car pointing uphill until it’s safe to turn around

Once you are safely back down, thank any parties who may have helped you, take a breath and maybe ‘uncrick’ your neck! Above all, practice these guidelines perhaps at a single venue trial where experts can advise, take…your…time and be safe!

Adrian Tucker-Peake

Tyre Control

As you may be aware, if you have read the ACTC council September minutes, we are looking to an alternative form of tyre control. The existing approved list is becoming unsuitable for purpose. Budget tyres come and go quicker than the list can be updated and tread patterns change whilst keeping the same name. The basis of the list is the subjective approval of a tread pattern, whilst other organisers of trials (M/C, VSCC ,750MC etc.) define a maximum tread block gap. This is the new approach which will be discussed by the Clubs at the April ACTC council meeting.

We are in the process of establishing a max gap to propose to the clubs at the April council meeting. I have attached the data that we have so far. If anyone would like to measure their tyres and send me the figures I will add it to the list. We are looking for the maximum block gap anywhere on the tread. If the new method is approved by the clubs a tyre can be checked by ensuring a gauge of the agreed size can be held in the biggest gap, as shown in the image above. It can be seen from the data that tyre size can have an impact on block gaps. This is something the present list fails to address. Looking to the future the opportunity to have different limits per class or specific car would be possible.

Pete Hart [email protected]

DiaSectionProfileNameMax Tread Gap
1315580Colway5.6
1317570Mentor M4007.1
1416580Vredestein Sprint5
1416580Dunlop SP 75
1416580Roadstone SB8025.6
1417580Vredestein Sprint5.7
1418580Matador MP3006.5
1417565Mentor M4006.8
1417580Kingpin KMT7.1
1416580Kingpin KMT7.2
1418580Hankook K7157.4
1418580Kingpin K4S7.5
1516580Toyo 3304.4
1516580Maxxis MA5014.8
1516580Vredestein Sprint5.5
1516580Pirelli Cinturato5.5
1516580Firestone F5605.5
1516580T Trac7.1
1518580Matador MP3007.5
1518580Hankook RA107.5
1518580Kingpin K4S9.5

2017 Car and Motorcycle Final Championship Tables

CARS – National Championship Winners
2017 Wheelspin League : Dean Partington
2017 Crackington League : Ray Ferguson
2017 Navigators League : Hannah Ferguson

CARS – Regional Championship Winners
2017 North Regional League : David Golightly
2017 South Regional League: James Shallcross
2017 Midland Regional League : Mike Chatwin
2017 West Regional League : Paul Merson

MOTORCYCLES – National Championship Winners
2017 Pouncy League : Kathy Martin
2017 Red Rose League : Geoff Westcott

MOTORCYCLES – Regional Championships
2017 North Regional Pouncy League : Philip Sanders
2017 South Regional Pouncy League : Chris Barham
2017 South West Regional Pouncy League : Kathy Martin
2017 West Regional Pouncy League : Kathy Martin

2017 North Regional Red Rose Bowl League : Al Lidgate
2017 South Regional Red Rose Bowl League : Geoff Westcott
2017 South West Regional Red Rose Bowl League : Geoff Westcott
2017 West Regional Red Rose Bowl League : Geoff Westcott

Due to lack of entries there will be no awards this year for the Motorcycle Regional Championships. I hope we can get a much bigger entry next year.

Could competitors check that their scores are correct. Please quote your competition number for that event if querying a score.

John Bell [email protected]