Who would have predicted two years ago that a 2-litre class car would win a National Run Off, in the dry, at Shelsley Walsh?
The venue was in superb condition for the biggest event of the year.
Not very many people, if any. But at Shelsley in August Warwickshire Motorsport Engineer Jos Goodyear did exactly that with the 1400cc motorcycle engined GWR Raptor 2. And what’s more, he did it with a time just a couple of tenths or so away from Martin Grove’s long-held Outright Hill Record at The World Famous venue.
The second and final offshore event of the championship season, at Craigantlet Hill on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Island saw a very small entry of National runners line-up for the public road course in what can only be described as Biblical conditions…
Conditions were very tricky, but mostly consistent, at the once a year Ulster venue.
During the morning of the one-day event, it rained and rained and rained some more!
With there being very few championship hillclimb events this weekend we thought that we would restart a favourite old series here at speedhillclimb.com and have another Film Night.
Having just had the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend, the Formula 1 World Championship is just past its half way stage. We stumbled across an excellent series of YouTube videos on ‘The Racers Edge’ section of Peter Windsor’s ever-fascinating F1 blog so we thought that we would share them.
From the Channel Islands the championship continued in the South West of the British Isles with the annual visit to the twisting, tree-lined, parkland hill of Wiscombe Park in Devon.
Hall’s weekend was nearly over before it began… Fortunately gearbox issues in P1 were easily sorted.
As in previous years, the Moran team chose not to compete at Wiscombe, so it was a golden opportunity for the other championship contenders to play catch-up and put pressure on Scott and Roger ahead of the series run in.