September 14th saw the return of the Morgan Challenge race to Castle Combe and with that the return of the Williams Morgan 4/4. Having not raced since 2016 it was too good an opportunity being our local track for owner and driver Henry Williams to miss.
Being 2.5 years since the car was driven in anger at a Morgan Challenge race Henry was nervous. Mainly because he felt rusty and not race car fit but also because many of the cars have moved on since that time. Henrys last two full seasons saw he win Class 2 years in a row and finish a very close second in the championship both years. A days testing soon put that right and the car felt quicker than ever on the new AO52 tyres and times well below the class record Henry set in 2016.
The race day got off to a great start with the team being the first car scrutinised and out on track for qualifying. Henry came in early after posting a quick time early on because of traffic and in the smallest engine starting 8th on the grid.
Both Race 1and 2 started badly with a slow start. The 1.6 sigma takes time to get going and many drivers got off a lot faster and left Henry work to do. Both videos are posted below for you to watch and you can decide how well we did.
After each race we took Class wins, P6 in both races and set a new class record of 1.18.6 down from 1.20.2.
Henry would like to thank his team for great support having the car perform perfectly.
Enjoy the videos.