Vernham Dean racer Tilling off a to a flyer in Castle Combe opener

Andover Advertiser: Simon Tilling in his new Liger took a win once again at Castle Combe Simon Tilling in his new Liger took a win once again at Castle Combe

Castle Combe circuit staged its second meeting of the season on Bank Holiday Monday and two local drivers had a mixed day in the way of results.

Ray Ferguson is normally seen racing his Ferrari around the 1.85 mile track once a season, however this year he has purchased an MG ZR and will be seen in the Castle Combe Saloon Car Championship. He will continue to race his Ferrari and he had both cars out at Brands Hatch over the Bank Holiday weekend before attending the Combe meeting, Ray is also taking his Ferrari to Belgium later in the summer to race on the famous circuit at Spa.

Still getting used to the car Ray had a mid class finish in an uneventful race.

Having found a fault with his paddle shift gear selector on Thursday Simon Tilling brought his new Liger JS49T to race in the Castle Combe Sports Racing series as a test session for the fault.

However Simon put the car on pole, three seconds faster than the second place driver, and in the race it was no different. Tilling made a good start and led from start to finish, more than 30 seconds in front and set a fastest lap for the race and his class.

When asked if the fault was sorted at the end of the race Simon said ‘it still needed some work’.

Once the engine is sorted then the car will be painted Orange just like his old Radical from the last few years.

Words and pictures: Tim Crisp

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