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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Wallace Wins!

The King of Hills, Doune Hillclimb in Scotland, opened it’s 2014 event calendar last weekend with a pair of single-day events that formed the start of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship.

Doune Hillclimb

 

Local driver Wallace Menzies took a pair of wins with the familiar DJ Firestorm single-seater, it’s Cosworth XD V8 engine freshly delivered from Cosworth Racing following it’s winter fettling.

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Jordan Storms to Title

Last Sunday saw a friend of the Speed Hillclimb world achieve a fantastic result at the very top of UK professional Motorsport.

Andrew Jordan BTCC

Andrew Jordan at Gurston Down in May 2013.

 

Pirtek Honda driver Andrew Jordan claimed his first British Touring Car Championship title victory after a fantastic final round showdown at Brands Hatch circuit.

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1600 Comparison

The 1600cc Racing Car class has always been a hotbed of intense competition on the hills. Whether the event is a regional clubby or a full-house BHC event over the past 40 years or so the 1600 Warriors have always put on a great show whether the engine of choice was a Lotus Twin Cam, a Cosworth BDA, a Suzuki GSXR1300, a Honda Blackbird or the current engine of choice the Suzuki Hayabusa.

Richard Spedding Force PC

The Spedding Force has been the 1600 pace-setter so far in 2013

 

So far in 2013, the 2012 pace-setters Jos Goodyear and the GWR Raptor have been virtually absent from the results sheets, initially due to a niggly electrical problem and more recent due to Jos’ unfortunate practice shunt at Shelsley Walsh at the start of the month.

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BTCC Star Tries Hillclimbing

There was some strange after-hours action going on at the track on the Saturday of the recent British Hillclimb Championship event at Gurston Down in Wiltshire.

Andrew Jordan BTCC

Andrew Jordan had fun at Gurston Down

 

As part of an effort by Go! Motorsport to promote the sport of Speed Hillclimbing, a celebrity guest driver was called in to test drive a selection of hillclimb cars for a feature which is in today’s edition of Motorsport News.

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Gurston Gets Going

The opening competitive events of the year took place at the Gurston Down venue in Wiltshire over the weekend.

Ed Hollier Pilbeam MP62

Ed Hollier cleaned up with his self-developed Pilbeam-Suzuki (thanks to Simon McBeath)

 

Large entries were present on both days, with a great mix of locals and competitors from further afield providing both great variety and very hot competition.

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