15th September, Ringwood, World Championship

Rob Sayell successfully defend his 2000 title despite drawing Row 4 on the grid. Sayell adding the second World Championship to the successful defence of the European title earlier in the year for back to back success in the formula's two biggest events. A third place and win in the two support races took him to what would now appear to be an unassailable lead in the National Points Championship lining him up for a repeat of last year's triple. "I wanted to achieve something my dad hadn't done and now it looks certain I have! It was a hard race and at one time I had my doubts but in the end it all came right - what's more I did it with a BMC engine probably one of the cheapest in the field" commented a delighted Sayell Junior. Neil Clarke had his highest ever result in the World event whilst non qualifier Gary Bonner achieved third place despite starting half a lap down from pole sitter Andrew Bilby. Bilby suffered oil pressure problems and retired whilst early leader Gary Granger who started on grid two finished fouth.

World Championship: 1st Rob Sayell, 2nd Neil Clarke, 3rd Gary Bonner, 4th Gary Granger, 5th Gary Jones, 6th Ez Walker, 7th Andy Collins, 8th Peter Bourn, 9th Ben Pashley, 10th Andy Smith

Heat 1: 1st Gary Bonner. 2md Neil Clarke, 3rd Rob Sayell, 4th Ez Walker, 5th Gary Granger, 6th Andy Collins, 7th Gary Jones, 8th Chris Phillips, 9th Andrew Bilby, 9th Peter Bourn, 10th Andy Smith

Heat 2: 1st Rob Sayell, 2nd Ez Walker, 3rd Neil Clarke, 4th Gary Granger, 5th Gary Bonner, 6th Peter Bourn, 7th Barry Goldsby, 8th Andrew Bilby