Team A.R.C. retained the "Mac Hobson Trophy" for the third consecutive year, at the N.E.M.C.R.C. meeting at Croft on the opening weekend of April, with three F2 wins in a weather-disrupted event.
Teaming up with Lee Crawford was Tony Belsey - having also deputised for Patrick Farrance the fortnight previous, at the Auto 66 Club's season opening event at Cadwell Park. They had taken two class wins and a second place finish, despite enduring a number of mechanical issues - therefore, top of the agenda at Croft was ensuring that these problems had been eradicated.