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Richard races to the top of the class again

Richard races to the top of the class again

Tuesday 8th September 2015

The Thorite-sponsored Racetec Hillclimb Team picked up another Class win at the Harewood Summer Championship Hillclimb on August 30th adding valuable Championship points to driver Richard Vaughan's tally, while promoting him to 5th position in the Fastest Time of the Day Championship with two rounds still to come.

Richard, who is Thorite's Marketing Manager, is a well-known figure at hillclimb and sprint events in the north of England, campaigning his distinctive 180BHP red and white OMS single seater with regular success. He competes in the 1100cc Racing Car class and was runner up in last year's Championship, but is determined to improve on this result in 2015.

Speaking of his latest result Richard, who lives in Wilsden near Bingley said: "The Thorite-sponsored car was on top form at Harewood. As well as gaining the class win I also produced my personal best time of 56.81 seconds, which is nearly a second faster than my previous best. The season is now starting to draw to a close but I’m determined to do all I can to finish the Championship on a high."

The lightweight Racetec OMS is powered by a Suzuki GSXR 1000 engine and capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in a little under 3 seconds, making it ideal for Harewood's sinuous hillclimb course. The car's main sponsor is Thorite, the UK's biggest independent distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, supported by SIP and Chicago Pneumatic (CP).

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