Our season review for the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship continues today with a look at the driver who was one of the big stars of the 2012 series, and who was hoping for big things in 2013….
The GWR Raptor crew on Jersey in 2012.
In part 5 of our BHC Season Review we look at the top-scoring driver who didn’t complete a full season. Due to reliability issues and a shunt the beautiful GWR Raptor missed a few events at the start of the season, but Jos Goodyear and the Raptor were soon back on the pace.
Today we continue our look back on the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship year with our season review series.
Deryk Young launches over Deers Leap at Gurston Down (thanks to everleyphotography.co.uk).
Our BHC season review continues today with a look at the season of the man who has been a regular ‘Number’ holder since the mid-nineties in Pilbeam, Dallara and Gould chassis, each fitted with his faithful ex. F1 4.0 litre Judd EV V8 engine.
Three time former British Hillclimb Champion Scott Moran started the season as hot favourite for his fourth title. It was not to be however, as a stupendous run of results (including a well-timed pair of hill records mid-season) saw the supreme talent of Trevor Willis rise to the surface as he secured both his and prolific chassis manufacturer OMS Racing Cars first ever British Championship.
Paul Haimes rounds Semi Circle at Prescott in September (thanks to Our Correspondent).
For the 2013 season the big-hitters were back again, with Scott determined to regain his title and prove that he and the Gould-NME package are still the fastest on the hills. Trevor, along with a resurgent Wallace Menzies were never going to make it easy for him though, and there was always the growing threat from the Suzuki Hayabusa powered ‘little cars’.