The 2023 Roger Holmes Trial will be held at its usual Harlton venue on Sunday 3rd March. The trial has a format of a set of 5 tests marked out by canes on the hill with a mixture of bends and slopes to test the driver’s ability to keep going within the course and without losing forward motion. This requires a variety of subtle techniques and some not subtle. The tests will be repeated at least 3 times through the day.
The entrants are to be divided into 4 classes of vehicle:
Class A is especially designed to cater for ordinary modern road-going cars, essentially unmodified, which means you can enter using your ‘shopping’ car. Hybrid and electric vehicles can be used in this class.
Classes B, C and D are for mass-produced cars of any age and some modifications are allowed. They don’t need to be road legal.
Class E is for limited production cars and one-off ‘specials’.
The scoring system used in Trials means that entries in any class have an equal chance of the overall win. This is a great way to get cheaply, safely and quickly into competing in motorsport. Young drivers from 14 years old can enter as long as they have a suitably qualified adult with them.