Double Dry Doune!?

The penultimate round of the British Hillclimb Championship season took place at Doune in Scotland at the weekend and, after the record-breaking bonanza at the hill in June, miraculously this latest event was warm and sunny yet again!

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Different colour, same result for Team Moran.

 

As well as seeing a number of class records set over the weekend, we also crowned our 2014 British Champion. Having dominated with his usual brand of metronomic consistency and blistering pace, Ludlow driver Scott Moran claimed his fifth title, joining Martyn Griffiths and David Grace as a five times winner and just one win away from the record set by the late, great Tony Marsh.

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The Season Starts Here

The 2013 British Hillclimb Championship kicked was in fine form when it kicked off at the historic Prescott Hillclimb in Gloucestershire over the weekend. Lots of new tweeks and combinations were on display and the results saw some very close battles both in the classes and in the all-important, points-scoring Top 12 Run Offs.

 

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Number 2 on the car, but Number 1 at Prescott

 

Former triple Championship Scott Moran started the year in determined style by claiming both Run Off victories and setting Fastest Time of the Day in the family Gould-NME GR61X, but reigning Champion Trevor Willis took a pair of solid Run Off results to demonstrate that his brand new OMS 28 will be on the pace when it is fully up to speed.

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Win for Wynn!

Loton Park hillclimb, on the Welsh Borders in Shropshire hosted its first event of the 2013 season at the weekend, with two single-day club events.

Graham Wynn Force LM

Thumbs up for Graham Wynn OBE (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)

 

The Hagley & District Light Car Club assembled a varied and interesting field of competitors for the events, including a few British Championship contenders anxious to get in some pre-season practice.

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Wiscombe Class Round-up

The records were by no means confined to the Top 12 Run Offs at Woolbridge MC’s Wiscombe Park British Championship round at the weekend. With Leaders Hillclimb Championship points up for grabs the title chasers were trying hard.

Kings Mews Racing

The Kings Mews Elan ran in the Invitation Class

 

Plenty of local drivers came out to play as well, both in the Championship classes and the ‘buffer classes’ at the end of the program, and many of them pushed the National boys to the limit.

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Wonderful Wiscombe – The Class Runs

As well as the exciting National Run Offs, there was great variety and intense battles amongst the classes.

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Wonderful Wiscombe – Top 12 Run Offs

Under occasionally threatening skies, the British Hillclimb Championship’s only visit of the year to the heart of the Westcountry saw points leader Scott Moran extend his points advantage with 2 Top 12 Run Off wins.

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