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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Doune On-Board Action

With it ultra high-speed, claustrophobic, tree-lined ‘Tunnel’ section at the lower end of the hill, the curving blast through the Meadow and tricky East Brae and Esses section at the top, Doune Hillclimb in Scotland is undoubtedly the king of hills.

Doune Hillclimb

The confines of the Tunnel at Doune Hillcimb

 

It is a mighty challenge for drivers of all category of cars an always provides a culture shock for first time visitors whether they are in the driver’s seat or standing on the bank watching.

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Return of the 1100s?

The National level 1100cc Racing Car Class should receive a welcome increase in entries for the 2013 season.

Dave Uren

Dave Uren ran in the 1100s in 2010 & 2011

 

Despite having struggled for high-quality entries at British Championship level, the class is due for a huge boost in 2013 with several high-spec car & driver combinations on the way.

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Bank Holiday Events Guide

This weekend is one of the busiest on the 2012 UK Speed Hillclimb calendar and also will see the debut of two brand new hillclimb events.

Nicola Menzies Harewood Hillclimb

Harewood on Sunday is just one of the events taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend

 

The events being run this weekend are as follows:

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Fintray Fun

The Grampian Automobile Club are running two days of competition on the brilliant Fintray Hillclimb in Aberdeenshire this weekend.

Finlay Whyte Force PT

 

Like Castle Hillclimb last weekend, adverse weather conditions earlier in the year mean that this is the first 2012 competition at the hill.

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Forrestburn Hillclimb

Monklands¬†Sporting Car Club’s venue at Forrestburn between Glasgow and Edinburgh ran two rounds of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship last weekend.

Finlay Whyte Force PT Doune Hillclimb

Fin Whyte (pictured at Doune) did the winning at Forrestburn

 

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