12 June 1994 - Brafield - British Championship
Report by Richard Neil

Midland youngster, Nic Grindrod stormed to victory in the British Championship at Northampton on Sunday 12th June. Driving his Swift FR90-Alfa, he took a heat and final double to collect his first major title.

The pressure seemed to be on Dick Loseby at the start of the meeting as he was previously unbeaten at Brafield during '94, but Harry Sayell decided to put that to rights with a storming drive from the back to take the lead at around half distance. Two notable retirements were Neil Clarke (who loaded up after the race) and Steve Piggins, both with engine maladies. Sayell took the flag ahead of the similar VW car of Tony Haynes, Grindrod, Gary Bonner and John Salter.

Gary Piper led the field away from a decidedly false looking start and held on for several laps before the chasing pack comprising Kevin Stanford, Bonner, Grindrod and Salter made their way through. Grindrod got the better of both Piper and Stanford on the market turn to take up the running and he strolled to an untroubled win. The battle for second was an intriguing one with Loseby eventually coming through just ahead of Bonner who in turn did well to beat Sayell.

The Championship race over 25 laps saw a flying start from Grilidrod who was up to second behind Stadford? after just four laps with Haynes, Loseby and Sayell all chasing after them. Grindrod soon demoted 'Flymo' and then proceeded to pull away whilst the battle for second raged between Loseby and Sayell. Despite Harry's best efrorts he was unable to get past the Brafield specialist and he had to make do with third place.

 
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