Mini Britannia 2013 – Tech 9 claim fourth consecutive victory
The Tech 9 crew have just returned from another successful raid on the Tour Britannia rally tour event Mini Britannia 2013. Tech 9 MD Phil Hindley driving the distinctive grey 911SCR with expert navigation by Andy Bull have proven a formidable pairing once again for the fourth time in a row, securing overall victory.
Based for the first time in Central London, the competitors arrived for scrutineering and signing on at the very impressive Battersea Power station, on the banks of the River Thames.
The competitors then travelled on to four different venues across Southern England, starting at the famous Brooklands circuit at Weybridge in Surrey, then onto the World famous Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Airport where our ‘stars in reasonably expensive priced cars’ commenced battle. A trip to Farnborough airport saw a very fast and technical set of special stages that was probably the days toughest challenge and finally over to Jody Sheckters beautiful Laverstoke Park in Hampshire where the ‘Carfest South’ special stages were tackled to close the competition aspect of the event.
The return trip was highlighted with a drive through Windsor Great Park, a photo opportunity for the winners with Windsor Castle setting the backdrop, then the drive back into London’s Chelsea Harbour for the awards presentation.
Taking fastest stage times on all stages bar the final stage, overall victory was secured by a margin of 52 seconds, over the second placed crew of Scott and Wood in their mighty Chevrolet Camaro
It’s a testament to the engineers at Tech 9 that build and maintain the very impressive and super reliable Porsche 911 SCR offering stunning pace and reliability
Phil Hindley quotes ‘What an event, super organisation, inspired choice of venues – a cracking day of Motorsport, to drive our cars on the limit at such great venues is both an honour and provides fantastic memories. The Tour Britannia format is very special and unique, a huge thanks must be conveyed to everyone that is involved, from the organisers to the marshalls and timekeepers, and of course my engineers for the maintenance and preparation of the car’
We appeal to all of our friends and clients that own interesting and sporting historic cars to join us in the future. There are two categories to the tour events, both Competition and regularity. For any owners interested in the competition event, Tech 9 crew can assist and manage the running of the car, even the transportation – so please contact us to discuss.
The regularity category is a great way to enjoy your car in a variety of different venues with minimal risk of wear or damage to your car. A friendly atmosphere of rivalry and camaraderie is ensured where you will meet lots of like-minded owners of classic sports cars.