The duo Gil Freitas and Duarte Miranda scored an important victory in the Madeira Hillclimb Championship this weekend. At the Circuito Municipio do Porto Moniz – Rampa Da Santa the team was declared victors with the smallest difference possible. After all timed races were completed they were exactly level with their championship rival Duarte Nobrega but because Freitas and Nobrega were fastest in the first timed race they won on the tie-break!! With one more race to go they now have an 11 point lead over Nobrega and a 13 point advantage over Felipe Freitas.
The Subida a Santa Maria de La Alameda was only added to the Spanish Hillclimb Championship a few weeks ago. As a result the not many competitors travelled to central Spain for the hillclimb. Oscar Palacio steered the Silver Car EF10 to victory in Category I and was also the overall winner. In Category II only Pedro Flores started and he finished only one of the three races so no driver is classified in this category. In Category III José Antonio Aznar was the only GT driver present and he took a simple victory. Javier Garcia was fastest in the classifications for the Madrid Championship.
Elsewhere on the Canary Islands another Hillclimb took place. The Subida Villa de Moya assembled the top drivers of Gran Canaria for the final round of the local championship. Before the event Porsche drivers Modesto Martin and Ivan Armas were seperated by just two points which meant that the final results at Moya would also be the final results of the championship. Martin was fastest in the first of two timed races but he thought all was lost when his Porsche 996 GT3 suffered electrical problems in the second race. However his rival Ivan Armas could also not improve his time so Martin was declared winner and hillclimb champion of Las Palmas.
Simone Faggioli concluded a succesful season on Tenerife this weekend. At the Subida a Arona – La Escalona the European, Italian and Masters champion added one more victory to his already impressive palmares. His teammate Paride Macario was also present and the young Italian finished second. A long way behind in third was best local driver José Manuel Gonzalez. Even though the BRC B-49 is no match for the sportscars from the continent, Gonzalez still managed to stay ahead of Swiss driver Fabien Bouduban. Fulvio Giuliani was best of the touringcar drivers, 10 seconds quicker than best local Nauzet Brito.
There are now detailed points standings for the following championships:
European Hillclimb Championship – Category I – II
International Hillclimb Cup – Category I – II – III
European Historic Hillclimb Championship – Category I – II – III – IV – V
All available on this page.
Belgian Hillclimb Championship – Category I – II – III plus all the class and group winners.
Belgian Hillclimb Cup – Category I – II – III plus all the class and group winners.
They can be viewed on this page.
Bosnia and Hercegovina Hillclimb Championship – Overall plus class and group winners.
Croatia Hillclimb Championship – Category I – II, the historics and all class and group winners.
Czech Republic Hillclimb Championship – Overall, Division 1-2-3 and all class and group winners.
France Hillclimb Championship – Production and Sport.
Luxembourg Hillclimb Championship – Category I – II
Slovenia Hillclimb Championship – Overall plus all the class and group winners.
The standings for the other countries will follow later, if possible…
The final race of the Italian Hillclimb Championship was the Cronoscalata Pedavena – Croce d’Aune.
The Nagradu Dubrovnika – Memorijal Željko Đuratović was the final race of the Croatian Hillclimb Championship. Istvan Kavecz was already certain of the title before the event but he still finished second behind Domagoj Perekovic. The race did not count towards the singleseaters championship so Laszlo Szasz was already certain of the Category II title some time ago.