29th & 30th August 1993, Peterborough - European Championship Weekend, Report by Anne Sayell

Brit.Harry Sayell proved successful in his bid to win this year's European Midget Championship and thus secured the one title that he had not won in 13 years of competition.  German Klaus Kilianski finished second with John Calladine running a 1300cc BMC a very creditable third.

Harry snatched pole position one of the last to time trial with a lap time of 16.43 seconds with Klaus on 16.97. Harry was first to the corner pulling out a quarter lap lead on the first lap never to be challenged and making light work of the traffic.  Over the forty laps Harry pulled further away lapping the entire field with the exception of Klaus but virtually following him across the line at the flag.  Josef Kilianski was fourth followed by Dutchman, Toni Scheepens and Dick Loseby, another Brit in his first International race.  The continental drivers, used to fields of less than 10 cars, found the traffic a problem but the new smoother surface led to less retirements and 6 out of the 7 man overseas contingent finished the race.

The meeting ended in controversy however when Klaus disputed the East of England Championship result believing himself to be the winner (having lost sight of Calladine so far in front), left the circuit refusing to have his engine checked as required after his placing, in the European Championship.  This resulted in a one year ban effective to 1st September 1994 which is likely to prevent him from defending the World Championship won in July.