Event Round-up…. Channel Islands

From Harewood the championship circus went on its holidays with the annual trip to Channel Islands, for Bouley Bay (Jersey) on Thursday and Le Val des Terres (Guernsey) on Saturday.

Jos Goodyear GWR Raptor

Jos Goodyear on the Bouley Bay startline in 2012.

 

These relatively low speed, public road events were expected to favour the diminutive little GWR Raptor of Jos Goodyear, but his success on the weekend didn’t come quite as quickly as expected.

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Warwick Castle!

It is always great to hear about new venues coming into our sport, and we were very pleased to hear about another new venue which has run in recent weeks on the Channel Island of Guernsey.

Vale Castle Guernsey

Picturesque setting for the new event on the Island.

 

Nobody reading this will be in any doubt as to how keen on hillclimbing the folks on Guernsey are, events on the island always have huge entries and enthusiastic crowds.

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Bank Holiday Thrills

Whilst the British Hillclimb Chanmpionship runners were recovering from Gurston Down over the Bank Holiday weekend, the guys & girls on the Channel Island of Guernsey were charging up and down Le Val des Terres hillclimb.

Zef Eisenberg

Zef Eisenberg over the finish at the Terres, see… He really is mad!! (thanks to Andrew Le Poidevin/www.guernseymotorsport.com)

 

As always for events on the Island, our old mate ‘The Voice’ was keeping his eye on events, and he has kindly put together his usual entertaining report.

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Season Catch-up Part 2

Further to our Ulster catch-up from Croft Hillclimb yesterday, we are looking at some more early-season, off-shore motorsport today, but looking to the East rather than the West….

Lee Corbet Westfield

‘The Voice’ has done a lot of work to the Westfield over the winter!!

 

Those keen bods over on the Channel Islands have already run several events in 2014, and our old mate ‘The Voice’ was there to see the action and to write a couple of reports to keep us in the loop.

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Le Val des Terres – 2014 Events

The calendar tour of the UK continues today with another visit across the English Channel, this time to the Crown Dependency of Guernsey.

Jon Dunne Lancer Evo

John ‘Bunman’ Dunne prepares for a run at Terres Hill (thanks to The Voice).

 

Le Val des Terres Hillclimb which runs out of the Island capital St. Peter Port is another public road venue which is hugely popular with spectators and competitors alike.

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BHC Season Review Part 9 – Alex Summers

From the, uhum, more senior end of the Top 12 yesterday to the youngest member today with the latest installment of the speedhillclimb.com 2013 British Hillclimb Championship season review.

Alex Summers DJ Firehawk

Alex returns to the paddock after his Run Off win at Loton in September

 

The star of the year for 2013 in British Hillclimbing, following in the foot-steps of GWR Raptor drivers Lee Adams (2011) and Jos Goodyear (2012) was undoubtedly Worcestershire-based student Alex Summers.

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