The Morris Garages MGB Sc (turn one) at Historic Rob Roy Hillclimb Nov 2006
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Historic Rob Roy Hillclimb November 26th 2006

Morris Garages repeated history coming 3rd again in the Production Sportscar Class at Historic Roy on Sunday 26th November 2006, with a 27.13 on the last run.... again, the fastest MGB on the day.

Richard said....."I managed third in my class again this year, which was good, but I was hoping for a time in the mid to low 26sec... It took me a few runs to get back into the groove after a three year absence from the hill."
"The new engine is putting-out more power and you need to drive it a bit differently than before...  it's now tending to break away more in the rear and understeer. I had to back-off in both turns, which might have slowed me down a little... I was approaching turn two flat-out in third, that's about 90mph at 7,500rpm. This was a bit faster that in previous years, and the car became a bit unstettled through turn two... It's a bit un-nerving as everything is happening pretty quick and you start to run out of road really fast!"

"I didn't adjust the tyre pressures until my first run, and I forgot to get the tyres hot until my second and third runs, but when I started to do this my times came down by a second on every run."

"I found myself chacing the two Renault Alpines all day, and managed to get within 1/2 a second of them on my third run... I thought that I had them within reach, then one of them (Colin Stark) did a 25.91!"

"The highlight of the day was being presented the 3rd place bronze medal by Ian Tate!"
 
 

CLASS U: PRODUCTION SPORTS 1961 TO 1969 - ALL CAPACITIES

127 Colin Stark (Alpine Renault A110)  26.55  26.30 25.91

110 John Hardy (Alpine Renault A110)  26.52  26.84  DNS

102 Richard Milligan (MGB)                  28.16  27.42  27.13
 
 
 

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