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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BHC Season Review Part 11 – Trevor Willis

As we approach the end of our 2013 British Hillclimb Championship Season Review we move on to look at the real heavy-hitters in the series, and the two drivers who have dominated top-line hillclimbing since 2010.

Trevor Willis OMS 28

Trevor proudly wore the ‘Number 1′ on his OMS-RPE 28  for 2013.

 

Runner-up in this years Championship was the man who really hit some mighty highs in 2012. He had a new car to shake down at Prescott back in April, but as always Trevor Willis was up to speed incredibly rapidly and was soon fully in the groove with his Powertec/RPE V8 powered OMS.

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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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2013 Champion Crowned

After a season long battle with reigning champion Trevor Willis, a third place finish in the opening Top 12 Run Off at Doune Hillclimb in Scotland on Sunday saw Scott Moran confirmed as British Hillclimb Champion for the fourth time in his career.

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Scott Moran claimed his fourth BHC crown at Doune on Sunday

 

Willis, who took his first title in 2012 with an OMS 25 chassis, fought to the very end with his new for 2013 OMS 28 but had to give best to the smaller and nimbler DJ Firehawk of Alex Summers in the Run Off when he needed a win to keep his challenge going. Moran followed Willis home with a third place finish to take his points total beyond reach.

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Records Tumble at Prescott

Amongst the mass of Class Records set at the Prescott British Hillclimb Championship round last weekend, a remarkable result was recorded.

Jos Goodyear GWR Raptor

Jos Goodyear (pictured here at Harewood) is now the fastest class record holder at Prescott

 

You would expect the 1600cc class record to be slower than the 2000cc class record, which in turn should be slower than the unlimited class record. But as we have seen in recent years on the hills, this logic cannot always be relied upon.

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