Orleton's Roger Moran has to settle for fifth place in the British Hill Climb Championship (From Hereford Times)
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Orleton's Roger Moran has to settle for fifth place in the British Hill Climb Championship
1:00pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
ORLETON’S Roger Moran had to settle for fifth spot in this season’s MSA British Hill Climb Championships.
Roger finished seven points behind fourth-placed Alex Summers, who won his maiden MSA Hillclimb Leaders Championship.
Summers, a rising star from Tenbury Wells, won the first run-off in the final meeting of the series at Loton Park. Roger’s son Scott had already clinched the overall British title for a fourth time before last weekend’s finale.
Scott gathered safe points for fourth and third place finishes in the two run-offs.
Final championship standings: 1 Scott Moran 258 points (champion), 4 Alex Summers – 177, 5 Roger Moran – 170.
Results, round 33: 1 Alex Summers (1.3s DJ-Suzuki Firehawk) 44.07s; 2 Trevor Willis (3.2 OMS-Powertec 28) 44.37s; 3 Wallace Menzies (3.2 DJ-Cosworth Firestorm) 44.97s; 4 Scott Moran (3.5 Gould–NME GR61X) 45.18s; 5 Roger Moran (3.5 Gould–NME GR61X) 45.41s; Deryk Young (4.0 Gould-Judd GR51B) did not start.
Round 34: 1 Willis 44.05s BTD; 2 Menzies 44.49s; 3 Scott Moran 44.77s; 4 Summers 44.91s; 5 Roger Moran 45.26s; 6 Young 45.71s.
l THERE was disappointment for another county racer, however, when Mike Turpin was pipped in his bid to retain the Midlands Hillclimb title.
Turpin has won his class at every event this season and boosted his prospects by breaking the course record for his class at Loton Park.
But Buckinghamshire rival Rob Stevens overcame a broken drive-shaft in the first run-off, repairing his car to win his class and take the title.
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