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Gurston Down British Championship

Will Hall speed to 2 Runoff wins at the fast Wiltshire Hill. He tied with Trevor Willis in the 1st Runoff, but in the 2nd Runoff he was clear of the opposition by 0.37secs with a finish time of 26.39sec having crossed the line at 152.1mph. Will has now moved into 2nd place in the British Hillclimb Championship.

Ian returned back to Force Racing in Staffordshire Saturday night to repair Kelvin Broad's Pilbeam and was rewarded for his 340 mile round trip with 2 points scoring finishes.

In the up to 1600cc class Andy Bougourd finished 3rd and Olivia and Liam Cooper finish 4th and 6th respectively in their new Force TA.

In the hotly contested up to 1100cc class where less than a second covered the top 9 Jack Cottrill finished 4th, Darren Gumbley finished and Eynon Price was 9th.

The Championship moves to Shelsley Walsh on the 2nd/3rd June.

Picture courtesy of the British Hillclimb Championship

Will Hall takes the double at Gurston Down

Ross Napier sets Fintray Hill Record

Ross Napier in his turbocharged Hayabusa Force PC set took the outright hill record at Fintray with a time of 24.81 secs

Link to a Youtube video of Ross speeding to his new Hill Record


Harewood British Hillclimb

Will Hall in his Force WH scored a 4th and 3rd in rounds 5 and 6 at Harewood Hillclimb to maintain his 3rd Place in the championship. Darren Gumbley qualified for the 2nd runoff and scored championship points for the 2nd meeting in a row.

Olivia and Liam Cooper visited Harewood for the first time in their new TA and made steady progress as they learnt the hill.

The Championship makes its first visit of the year to Gurston Down in Wiltshire on the 26th/27th May.

Liam Cooper in the latest Force TA

Will Hall powers his way to more championship points

Mark Micallef wins the opening round of Maltese Hillclimb Championship

Mark Micallef set the fastest time of the day at the Pinellu Hillclimb in his Force PT/Hayabusa turbo.

Mark Micallef at PInellu

Craigantlet British Hillclimb

Will Hall in his Force WH Xtec continued to be one of the seasons pace setters at Northern Ireland hill. In an incredibly close 1st runoff saw Will finish in 2nd position by just 0.02sec and the top 4 were covered by just 0.31sec. Darren Gumbley also finished 9th in his Force TA Kawasaki. Will Hall was fastest qualifier for the 2nd runoff but a missed gear slowed his run and he had to settle for 5th place. Darren again qualified and finish in 8th place giving a total points haul of 5 points.

The championship moves on to Harewood on the 12/13th May

Will Hall pushing hard

Darren Gumbley on his way to championship points

Shelsley Walsh Midland Hillclimb Championship

The 2nd round of the Midland Hillclimb Championship took place at Shelsley Walsh.

Martin Jones in his Force PT Suzuki had an excellent weekend finishing 5th in both runoffs and he was joined by Michael Andrews in his Force HC in the 2nd Runoff who finished 10th.


Chris Jones FTD at MIRA on May 5th

Chris Jones scored the Force TA's maiden FTD at the Bentley Drivers Club Sprint at MIRA on May 5th with a 44.34s run, a time faster than he had achieved in the PT a couple of years earlier.

An FTD for Chris Jones at MIRA

Will Hall takes British Hillclimb Championship win and FTD at Prescott

Will Hall got his British Championship campaign of to strong start with a 3rd in the 1st runoff. He then went to the top spot in the 2nd Runoff by 0.48sec.Liam and Olivia Cooper were out in their new Force TA Busa and were competitive considering it was the car's debut.

Darren Gumbley (TA), Jack Cottrill (PT) and Eynon Price (HC) were competing with their Forces in the huge 1100cc class with all three covered by about a second with Eynon the quickest in sixth place.

The championship heads to Northern Ireland for rounds 3 & 4 at Craigantlet.

Many thanks to John Hallett of John Hallett Photography for the images

Will Hall on his way to a fine Run Off win (J Hallett)

Olivia Cooper was competitive in her new Force TA (J Hallett)

Curborough testing

The FORCE team were out testing at Curborough on April 26th. Will Hall was getting in some final preparation ahead of his 2018 British Hillclimb Championship campaign and the Chris Bennett/Chris Jones Force TA was likewise trying some setup changes.

Tina Hawkes was having a first run in her familiar Force PC now fitted with a turbo-charged, Mistral built Hayabusa having decided to move up a class in 2018.

Tina Hawkes' Force PC

A very neat turbo installation

Will Hall starts season with a pair of FTDs

Will Hall, driving his Force WH, made a great start to the season at Loton Park on April 14th/15th taking a pair of FTDs. On the Saturday, on a green track, Will set a 47.16s while on the Sunday in cooler conditions he was joined by Trevor Willis but still emerged quickest with a 46.44s run on his first timed run before the afternoon rain set in.

Will exits Fallow on his way to FTD (Rob McDonald)

A pair of FTDs for Sketchley at Anglesey

On a cold and wet early (7th & 8th) April week-end at Anglesey Glyn Sketchley took a couple of FTDs with his now turbocharged Busa engined Force PT.

After experiencing problems at Combe's season opening Sprint the Force ran well all week-end to record a 60.91s time on the Saturday National circuit followed by an 84.00s run on Sunday's International circuit.

Glyn negotiates a wet Anglesey track (Neil Lambert)

Olivia Cooper fast in Gurston test

The first of the new Hayabusa engined Force TAs (for Olivia and Liam Cooper) appeared recently at the pre season Gurston test. The carran well and ended the day third fastest in Olivia's hands. Force's Ian Dayson was in attendance to oversee the car's first outing.

Olivia prepares to try the TA for the first time (J Sturman)

The first TA to run with full bodywork (J Sturman)

2018 is GO!!!!

The winter has been a busy time at Force Racing Cars. We have had 3 orders for the new Force TA and the first of these for Olivia and Liam Cooper was delivered on time ready for the start of testing.

The next 2 cars are progressing well and will be debuted later in the season

Force TA Hayabusa for Olivia & Liam Cooper

Jones & Bennett score BSC Top 12 at Combe

The first event of the 2018 season took place at Castle Combe on Saturday March 24th for the first round of the 2018 British Sprint and HSA Speed championships. With a rebuilt GSXR engine in their Force TA both drivers scored Top 12 points with Chris Jones in eighth and Chris Bennett in twelth.

Chris Jones (A Mitchelmore)

Chris Bennett (A Mitchelmore)

Chris Jones scores British Sprint Championship Points

Chris Jones continued the Force TA's impressive 1st Season with 2 British Sprint 1100cc Class records and a pair of British Sprint Championship Top 12 Run Off points scores with a sixth and seventh place on Anglesey's International and National circuits over the October 14/15 week-end.

This completes the TA's first season which saw Jones(BSC) and Darren Gumbley (BHC) both appear in Top 12 Run Offs and all three drivers (including Chris Bennett) score 1100cc Class wins in the car.

Chris Jones (Force TA) in wet practice at Anglesey - Philip Williams

Jack Cottrill heads Force 1-2-3 at MAC Curborough

Jack Cottrill made it a double FTD on the cross over course at the MAC event. Darren Gumbley and Micheal Andrews chased Jack hard to complete a Force 1-2-3

Jack Cottrill storms to Double FTD

Jack Cottrill speeds to FTD at HSA Curborough

Jack Cottrill stormed to FTD by almost 3/4sec in his Force PT at the HSA sprint at Curborough on the 7th October.


Darren Gumbley FTD at Prescott Autumn Classic Hillclimb

Darren Gumbley took FTD at the season finale at Prescott in the Force TA Kawasaki.

A super result for Darren in an 1100cc Racing Car

Darren Gumbley and FTD Trophy

Loton Park Hillclimb British Hillclimb Championship

Loton park was a disappointing end to a season that had seen such major steps in both performance and reliability.

Electronic problems raised their ugly head and stopped Will Halls push for 3rd place in the championship and despite Lee Penn trying to cure the problems remotely it was decided to withdraw the car early.

Darren Gumbley in his Force TA set a personal best in the ultra competitive up to 1100cc class where just over a second can make a 10 place difference!!


Doune British Hillclimb Championship

On the 2nd visit of the year to Doune, Will Hall had a strong and steady meeting with two 3rd places. With one more British round left 3rd places is looking hard to achieve but Will we keep pushing hard.