Event Round-up…. Craigantlet

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…

Craigantlet Hillclimb

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!

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Season Catch-up Part 1

Over the past few weeks, the day job has well and truly interfered with the flow of news and event reports on this site.

Graham Thompson GTR Turbo

Graham Thompson’s 2013 form continued into the new season at Croft (thanks to Raceline Photography).

 

To try to play catch-up a little and get back on track with all of the goings-on around the regions, we will have a look back at the start of the season over the next couple of days.

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Roche Returns

In the past couple of months it has been absolutely fantastic to see a familiar face from a few years back make a return to the British Hillclimb scene.

Pat Roche OMS CF07

Pat Roche (in car) shared with Mike Fitzsimons on his hillclimb return at Craigantlet

 

Irishman Pat Roche spent a couple of years taking part in the British Hillclimb Championship and the Leaders Hillclimb Championship with an OMS CF07 chassis, which he shared with Mark Goodyear.

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‘Fast Ladies’ Heading to Cultra

The Cultra Hillclimb in the North of Ireland is always an exciting and interesting festival of motorsport and the 2013 event is no exception.

GTR Turbo Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson was 2nd overall at Cultra in 2012 (thanks to Raceline Photography)

 

Although the event is not until the first weekend of June, competitors are signing up for the meeting, and the build-up is already beginning.

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One Hundredth Splits Titanic Battle

Hot on the heels of the mainland, Northern Irish hillclimbing kicked off last weekend with the traditional curtain-raiser at Croft.

Graham Thompson GTR Turbo

Graham Thompson took a narrow win at Croft (thanks to Reinis Babrovskis)

 

Our Ulster-based correspondent Tony Gregory was there to see the action first hand, and has very kindly sent us the following report:

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NI Hillclimb Championship Decided in Olympic Fashion

Further to our update on the result of the recent Garron Point hillclimb in Northern Ireland, Tony Cotton brings us some colour on the bare results of the event.

Graham Thompson GTR Turbo

Graham Thompson claimed another title in Northern Ireland (thanks to Raceline Photography).

 

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