Orleton-based racing driver Roger Moran succeeded in defending his second place in the British Hill Climb Championship at Shelsley Walsh on Sunday.

Moran left the famous Worcestershire course with an eight-point advantage over third-place man Tim Mason but a 26-point deficit to series leader Graeme Wight Jnr.

Wight won the morning run-off with a time of 25.81 seconds over the 1,000-yard track. Mason followed with 26.06 and Rob Turnbull took third with 26.25. Moran was fifth on 26.62.

And it was the dominant Wight who took the top spot in the afternoon run-off with 25.28 seconds. Tim Coventry was runner-up with 25.84 and Mason slotted into third on 26.04. Moran was sixth with 26.71, still in the points, but unhappy with his performance on the day.

Scott Moran cheered up the Orleton team with another class win in the 2000cc production sports car class. Scott threatened the class record with a time of 32.66 seconds in his Caterham Super Seven.

Tran-X British Hill Climb Championship positions after 10 rounds: 1 Graeme Wight Jnr (By Banchorry) 100 points, 2 Roger Moran (Orleton) 74, 3 Tim Mason (Inkberrow) 66, 4 Tim Coventry (Falmouth) 59, 5 Rob Turnbull (Sutton Coldfield) 58.