In keeping with what has now become tradition, we will be returning in the Grantham area for the second year. This will give us great access to some of the best roads and venues that are available in the interesting and often unexplored county of Lincolnshire. The fact that Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England and that it is predominantly farmland, bodes well for an entertaining event that should enable crews to enjoy uncluttered roads and scenic byways.
By limiting the amount of time spent away from home, the Summer Trial allows crews to enjoy a multi day event while minimising the impact on work and other real-life commitments. In 2023 our timetable will enable most crews to travel to the start on the Friday morning and depart for home early on Sunday afternoon. Navigation is straightforward and many chose the event to introduce other family members or colleagues to the sport; others like to take part in order to shake down their cars in preparation for our longer duration events but an enjoyable time is in stall for everyone.
(Until 11th April 2023 then £1,944)
(Until 11th April 2023 then £2,160)
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This event is open to HERO-ERA Club and Premier Members
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The Summer Trial continues to be one of the UK’s favourite events attracting crews from all over Europe, so early entry is advised to avoid disappointment. For 2023, we will again run the Master’s class for the more experienced crews, but navigation is aimed fairly and squarely at newcomers and the less experienced. While Masters will be able to fight for top honours in their class, they will not be eligible for the overall results.
Scrutineering and Documentation will start at approximately 09:00 and finish at 12:00.
Leg One will provide the less experienced crews with the opportunity to settle into the event with one or two tests and non taxing regularities as we loop out and around the local area.
Leg Two represents the ‘meat’ of the event as we venture further afield into new territory taking in the best venues and sampling the unique countryside and roads that Lincolnshire has to offer.
We conclude proceedings with the final leg which will once again loop out into more new territory before returning to our base for lunch and an awards presentation allowing everyone to head home in the early afternoon.
A master will be defined by both crew members in the seat they have entered the event who have finished first overall on a HERO green or blue standard event, in the top three of a red or black event (including Rally of the Tests in the overall positions including non-eligible cars), received the Gold medal on Le Jog or in the top three of a HRCR National B Road Rally in the last 3 years. If a crew begins the 2023 season not as a master, then they will remain a non-master for a period of that season.
|1||Graeme Bolt (GB)||Caroline Bolt (GB)||1974||Fiat 124 Spider||1800|
|2||Alex Cottam (GB)||Phil Cottam (GB)||1986||Volkswagen Golf||1781|
|3||Alex Geigy (CH)||Max Geigy (CH)||1959||Triumph TR3A||1991|
|4||Simon Goodwin (GB)||Shelley Goodwin (IE)||1965||Porsche 911||2|
|5||Archie Holt (GB)||James Holt (GB)||1986||BMW 325i||2495|
|6||Pete Johnson (GB)||Jo Johnson (GB)||1949||MG TC||1250|
|7||Chris Lacey (GB)||Geoff Lloyd (GB)||1967||MG MGB GT||1945|
|8||Neil Lawson-May (GB)||Neil Cosburn (GB)||1975||Lancia Fulvia||1600|
|9||Ernst Luthi (AU)||Sonja Luthi (AU)||1961||TVR Grantura MkIIa||1588|
|10||Toby Sleeman (GB)||Ali Sleeman (GB)||1974||Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 GT Junior||1570|
|1||Paul Baker (GB)||Jackie Baker (GB)||1971||Morris Mini Cooper S||1293|
|2||Christian Brash (GB)||Matthew Brash (GB)||1966||Lotus Elan S3||1558|
|3||Nick Brayshaw (GB)||TBA||1970||MGB Sports||1800|
|4||Bron Burrell (NZ)||Suzanne Barker (GB)||1969||Austin Maxi||1750|
|5||Nick Maris (GR)||Ian Canavan (GB)||1973||Datsun 240Z||2753|
|6||Les McGuffog (GB)||Henry Carr (GB)||1961||Austin Healey 3000 Mk2||2912|
|7||Richard Marsh (GB)||Allan Cooper (GB)||1980||Porsche 911 SC||2993|
|8||Pete Dalton (GB)||Mick Smith (GB)||1970||Ford Cortina MK11 Lotus||1598|
|9||Chris Day (GB)||Claire Day (GB)||0||TBA||0|
|10||Richard De Watts (GB)||Arati De Watts (IN)||1973||MG B||1798|
|1||Dave Batchelor (GB)||Jackie Batchelor (GB)||1962||Triumph TR4||2|
|2||Andy Simpson (GB)||Roger Bricknell (GB)||1981||Austin Morris Mini1275GT||1275|
|3||Henry Hardwick (GB)||TBC||0||TBC||0|
|4||Michael Moss (GB)||James Ewing (GB)||0||TBA||0|
|5||Humphrey Walters (GB)||Jon Hirsh (GB)||1971||Triumph TR6||2500|