Brilliant Bouley Battle

On Thursday the British Hillclimb Championship made its traditional visit to Bouley Bay in Jersey, as it has done every season since the start of the series way back in 1948.

Bouley Bay Hillclimb

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We witnessed an amazing couple of Top 12 Run Offs on the larger of the Channel Islands and once again the jewel-like GWR Raptor proved that it is the best handling chassis in British Hillclimbing.

Jos Goodyear is like a man reborn at the moment, he is loving every second of driving the tiny Hayabusa-powered car and it is showing in his times. He lowered Eynon Price’s year-old 1600cc class record in first qualifying and also took the Outright Hill Record in the first Run Off. As temperatures cooled later on in the day, Trevor Willis pipped Goodyear to the second Run Off win after trying as hard as I have ever seen Trevor push, but Jos still hung on for second place to complete a 20 point day.


“The car is just mega” said Jos after first qualifying “it seems a bit slippy on the brakes which is why I am backing it in to the corners, but there is so much corner and exit grip it is unreal. The car’s just planted!”.

Scott Moran made up for a relatively poor qually run first time up to finish third and keep his scorecard ticking along nicely, and Father Roger dug deep at the end of the day to become only the third driver on the day to run sub-39s for the final podium spot in the second Run Off.


A more complete report will follow next week, along with plenty of video from the picturesque hill.

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  1. Andy kittle says:

    Superb event have to give credit to gwr the raptor is without the best package out there and that boy jos can steer it

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