Scott Moran looks to next year after runner-up finish in British Hillclimb Championship (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Scott Moran looks to next year after runner-up finish in British Hillclimb Championship
SCOTT Moran is looking forward to renewing his rivalry with Trevor Willis next year after he relinquished his British Hill Climb Championship to him on Sunday.
The Orleton ace finished runner-up in the standings after he could only finish second in the morning session at the final event at Loton Park, near Shrewsbury on Sunday before crashing out in the afternoon run-off.
“It was always going to be a tall order, but I wasn’t going to give up until it was mathematically impossible,” said Scott.
“I finished second in the morning session and spun in the afternoon one, but it was all over by then.
“But Trevor is a well deserved winner who really kicked on from the middle of the year.
“He has been competing for the British title for the past three or four years and was really determined to get it.”
Willis is due to move to the Teme Valley area shortly and Scott is looking forward to renewing their rivalry next year.
“He will be up the road from Shelsley Walsh, so for us it will be really local,” said Moran.
“I have known him since we were in the same modified production class in the late nineties to early noughties and he has been fighting to get to number one in the British Championship.
“He has driven the wheels of his car, as no disrespect to it, but it should not have been capable of doing the times that it did.
“He is a very good pilot.”
Scott’s dad Roger finished third overall in the standings and the Herefordshire Motor Club duo will continue to race in the same car - a single seat Gould GR61X - next year.
“There is not really much we can do with the car, apart from maybe taking a bit of weight of it, unless someone comes in with a silly offer to buy it,” said Scott.
“It is still capable of winning, but you never know what’s around the corner, with people coming in with new drivers and different machines.
“We have had the car since 2005 and that year I finished fifth.
“But since 2006, I have always been in the top two, so it is more than capable of winning races.
“I was pleased with how the year went and dad is in getting third, considering that he turned 60 this year, so for him to be still competing is incredible.
“But the title could not have gone to a more deserving chap than Trevor - he’s one of the good eggs.”