Roger Moran

Father of Scott Moran, Roger has been at the pointy-end of British Hillclimbing since 1994, with a succession of car and engine combinations. He has driven Pilbeam, Atol and Gould chassis to numerous runoff wins, as well as the British Championship in 1997 and the Leaders Championship in 1994 & 1995.

Roger Moran Pilbeam MP72

Roger Moran in his title-winning Pilbeam-Judd MP72 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)

 

 

2011 Plans

This year he’s again sharing with his son Scott Moran in their Gould-NME GR61X. The car will have 2 numbers on the nose – Roger’s “4″ and Scott’s “2″. Roger will be wanting to get back into the top 3 again.

 

2011 Season

The elder statesman of the Top 10 had his best season for a while with 5 wins, 13 other podium finishes, and the runner-up spot in the championship. Despite returning to his rallying roots with his Porsche and Escort in the winter, Roger is enjoying his hillclimbing as much as ever and should be back in the unique Gould GR61X with Scott for 2012.

 

2012 SeasonĀ 

The veteran of the hillclimb paddock had his usual ultra-consistent season with the big Gould-NME.

Roger used all of his experience and guile to keep the V8 ahead of the battling 1600cc cars, and just about survived a last round charge from Jos Goodyear to secure another overall top 3 finish.

One win in 2012 will leave the man who has finished in the top 4 overall in each of the last 17 seasons, hungry for more in 2013.

As well as his hillclimb commitments, this massive motorsport enthusiast also takes part in historic and post-historic rallies with his Millington-engined Escort and his lovely Gulf-coloured Porsche 911.

 

Car History

1991-1992 Delta-BDJ T78
1993-1995 Pilbeam-Vauxhall MP62
1996-2000 Pilbeam-Judd MP72
2000 Atol-Judd T91
2001 Gould-Judd GR37
2002-2003 Pilbeam-Opel MP88
2004 Pilbeam-Judd MP88
2005-on Gould-NME GR61X

Roger Moran, Gould GR37, at Wiscombe Park in 2001