Wonderful sunshine greeted all the entries for the second meeting of the season at Gurston Down Hillclimb near Salisbury on 25/26th May .
With the WP Group supported Subaru Impreza running in the "Over 2000cc Road going Production Class" and driven by Shaun and Sarah Fudge of Lewis Dean Motorsport they set out to prove that a second place award in April was no fluke. The task would be harder than imagined when the budding privateers found out that they would be up against, no less than, a brand new factory works Vauxhall VXR.
Saturday morning practice saw Shaun setting the benchmark times with the closely following Vauxhall Astra only 1 second behind. First two practice runs from Sarah also produced two personal best times; all was looking good for the main event on Sunday.
The first two practice runs by Shaun Sunday morning showed that he was still up on the Astra by 1.5 seconds, Sarah also showing her confidence in the Subaru with a blistering run which shaved a full 6 seconds off her personal best time.
Shaun’s first official timed run in the afternoon put him well in command of the class which saw him set an untouchable time leaving the Astra drivers with nearly 2 seconds to make up.
The second run was merely a formality as the Subaru Impreza and LewisDean Motorsport had wrapped up the 1st in class win in the very first competitive run of the day.
Shaun said "we are very pleased with this fantastic start to the season, all the hard work is finally starting to pay off. We are pleased that WP Group has the confidence In the car and its drivers and hope to continue putting the WP Impreza on the podium in forthcoming meetings"
Next race Saturday 22nd July (post-race update will follow)