Thrills galore at motorsports day

Event pulled in the crowds - and a new world record!

ORGANISERS of the annual Motorsport Fun Day at RMB Chivenor have described a “phenomenal” response to this year’s event.

Crowds of motorsport enthusiasts flocked to the base on Sunday to take in the live action on offer.

“It was extremely busy and we’ve already had some fabulous feedback,” said Louise Laing, from the Petroc Events Team.

“There was almost twice the line of cars in the car park compared to last year and there were crowds around all the attractions. People were lining the banks to take in some of the action.”

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Among the highlights on the day were stunt Mini driving by Russ Swift (pictured), parachute descent by the RAF Falcons display team, the Ken Fox Wall of Death and trial bike thrills courtesy of Andrei Burton’s Full Tilt Show.

The day also played host to a successful Guinness World Record attempt for the fastest MSA race legal go-kart.

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Kart driver Stuart Mansell, from Barnstaple, said the attempt should make the record books despite a number of “major fuelling problems” on the day.

“We had to do the whole of Sunday on half throttle but still managed to post a time of 18.71 seconds which gave us an average of 192.41 kph or 119.56 mph over the kilometre required.

“We also had a blustery side wind which also made things a little unsettled and will have slowed us a bit.

“However the time set is good enough to set a new Guinness World Record and we are now collating all the evidence and will soon be sending it off for official verification by the Guinness Team.”

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