Chris enjoys successful race

July 28 2017

Local race driver Chris Hignell from Yate enjoyed another successful Saloon Car Championship race at an overcast and chilly Castle Combe in mid July.

Local race driver Chris Hignell from Yate enjoyed another successful Saloon Car Championship race at an overcast and chilly Castle Combe in mid July. 

A time of 1m24.3 in his Peugeot 106 Gti was Hignell’s second fastest lap time ever and placed him 33rd on the grid ahead of two of his class protagonists and directly behind his brother Stuart in his more powerful Citroen Saxo.

Changeable conditions in the hours leading up to the race led to anxious sky watching however the race started in the dry. A good start from Hignell kept him ahead of his class competitors for quite some time but eventually he conceded a place. 

An extremely hard fought battle coupled with improved reliability after the previous race weekend, helped Chris bring the car home in a best ever 20th overall, and 4th in class. The 6 valuable points gained maintains his 4th in class and a fantastic 11th overall in the championship. 

The racecar will be on display at the South Glos show on the 5/6 August on the Sodbury Fuels stand and Chris will be in attendance on the Sunday afternoon for race fans to get a close look at the car and for youngsters to enjoy a very rare opportunity to sit in the car for photos. 

The next round of the Saloon Car Championship is at Castle Combe is on Sunday 13th August.