Word from the Wild West

As regular readers will know Cornish Motorsport is particularly close to our hearts here at speedhillclimb.com, so we were really pleased to hear some good news from Plymouth Motor Club this week.

Werrington Park Hillclimb

The famous cattle grid at Werrington Park Hillclimb

 

We have received the following news about the brilliant Werrington Park hillclimb, near Launceston,from Plymouth MC stalwart and South West timekeeper Peter Locke:

Some news just in from sunny Cornwall.

Plymouth Motor Club have just had the top half of Werrington Park Hillclimb resurfaced to the same excellent standard that the bottom half was done three years ago.

The club have been aware that the surface of the top half of the hill has deteriorated sharply in the last 12 to 18 months due primarily to the harsh winter weather and decided that it had to act now to ensure the long-term future of the venue as a top class hillclimb.

We again engaged local company EJ Glendinning to lay the new surface after the excellent feedback we had received from competitors about the good grip and smooth surface on the bottom half of the hill that was laid by them in 2009.

With six months to weather in before our “Werrington 2013” weekend on 4th & 5th May we are sure that competitors will enjoy the hill even more than before.

We understand that the club have taken advantage of a grant from the MSA to allow this work to be carried out.

This is fantastic news for all hillclimbers as the more top line venues there are, then the stronger our sport will become.

Well done to everyone at Plymouth MC and the MSA for allowing this to happen. Now the only remaining question is whether someone can use the new surface to beat Terry Graves’ Outright Hill Record?

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