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In the end, just half a second separated the top two drivers in the Pre-1940 Standard and Modified Sports Cars Unsupercharged over 1500cc class.
“I threw it up the hill as fast as I could against very stiff competition from Marcus Black. His Talbot-Lago is a later design and should be quicker. I had to be on top of my game to beat him,” said Ewen.
“I was never confident of the win. I only won by half a second and it isn’t over until it’s over. But I gave it my best shot and I’m really starting to like the course. It’s very technical and it’s hard to get right, he concluded.”
A class win is a significant improvement on last year’s performance, when Ewen was the fastest Bentley on every run except the final one and ended up fifth in the class.
After making a few improvements to the car, he was delighted to wipe three seconds off his 2015 time, finishing in a very respectable 49.36 seconds.