Wonderful Werrington

This weekend we decided to give the Midland Hillclimb Championship event at Shelsley Walsh a miss and take on the long journey down to the M5 to Launceston in Cornwall for some proper club hillclimbing at Werrington Park hillclimb.

Werrington Park

Werrington House overlooks the famous Cattle Grid.

 

Set in the Tamar Valley, just over the county border, this very fast parkland hill is a real challenge for competitors with some very narrow and very high-speed sections to the course. It may not be World Famous, but Werrington Park has a hardy bunch of supporters!

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Darren’s Difficult Decision

In this weeks edition of Motorsport News, Our Correspondent reports that Channel Islands star of the season so far Darren Warwick may be on the verge of giving up the sport.

Darren Warwick Dallara F301

Darren Warwick has dominated results in the Channel Islands since 2010.

 

Darren, who competes with his ex. Paul Haimes Leaders, Championship winning Dallara-Vauxhall F301, has dominated events on his home hill of Guernsey this year carving chunks off of his PB every time the weather has allowed. Also, he has scored successes on the rival island of Jersey and on his visits to Continental Europe.

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Record Tumbles at Werrington

Plymouth Motor Club hosted it’s annual two-day Speed Hillclimb at the stunning Werrington Park venue, near Launceston, in Cornwall last weekend.

Terry Graves Gould GR37

More Werrington FTDs for Terry Graves (thanks to www.soperfectimages.co.uk)

 

Having partially resurfaced the hill in time for the 2012 events, the organising club completed the remainder of the hill over last winter so records were expected to tumble.

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Terrific Terres

The second of the series of competitive hillclimbs organised by the Guernsey Motorcycle & Car Club on the Channel Island of Guernsey took place on Bank Holiday Monday.

John Dunne Mitsubishi Evo

John ‘the Bunman’ Dunne was on great form on Guernsey

 

Although we couldn’t be there in person, we did have our spies out and about on the Crown Dependency to keep an eye on things and to report back.

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New Shelsley Record

Several records were broken at The World Famous hillclimb venue during the 2012 season, but one record was established on the hallowed 1000yards on a corporate day recently.

Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb

 

Corporate events make up quite a large percentage of the Shelsley Walsh calendar these days, helping the MAC to raise the revenue to keep the historic course in tip-top condition.

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Wonderful Wiscombe – Top 12 Run Offs

Under occasionally threatening skies, the British Hillclimb Championship’s only visit of the year to the heart of the Westcountry saw points leader Scott Moran extend his points advantage with 2 Top 12 Run Off wins.

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