Results Course de Côte de Ayent-Anzère 2015

ayent-anzère 2015Last week the Swiss Hillclimb Championship continued with the 40th edition of the Course de Côte de Ayent-Anzère. There were only two drivers who could aim for victory: Eric Berguerand (Lola FA99) and Joel Volluz (Osella FA30). Although Berguerand was quickest in the third run he had to give victory to Volluz. The podium was completed by Joël Grand, this time competing in a Tatuus Master. Bruno Ianniello (Lancia Delta S4) was the quickest in the touringcars. Driver of the weekend was Martin Bürki, placing his -1600 Volkswagen Polo 12th overall!

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Results Course de Côte des 3 Lacs – Gérardmer 2015

150726_3lacsThe final regional hillclimb of the year in the Alsace – Lorraine region took place this weekend near Gérardmer. All the top drivers of the region came together for the Course de Côte des 3 Lacs. It would be one of the most intense races of the year. The final results show the first three drivers separated by just 0.032 seconds! Yannick Poinsignon was the happy winner, the Pedrazza pilot repeating his victories of the last two years. Ludovic Cholley (Dallara F306) was the unlucky driver as he finished bottom of the three while David Mayeur (Duqueine JYM) slipped in between. There was further celebration in the Poinsignon family as Christophe was best touringcar driver steering his Simca CG Turbo to 13th overall.

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Results Course de Côte de Monastier-sur-Gazeille 2015

This weekend the competitors in the Auvergne region got ready for the Course de Côte de Monastier-sur-Gazeille. Six drivers appeared with a chance to win the event and although the gap between them was less than a second the winner was unquestionable. Marcel Sapin (Dallara F305) was quickest in all three sessions and the deserving winner. Miguel Vidal (Dallara F397) came closest in the second race when the gap was just .018 seconds with Sapin. But Vidal could not improve his time anymore while Sapin went even quicker the last run. David Meillon (Norma M20F) just managed to stay ahead of Fabrice Flandy as the Dallara F306 drove better and better during the day. Alain Perraud (Norma M20B) and Emmanuel Arbant (Norma M20F) were near the top but it was not enough, they finished fifth and sixth respectively. Frédéric Assenault (Simca CG) was best touringcar driver in 19th.

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Results Course de Côte de La Tardes 2015

150726_latardesThe only hillclimb of the year in the Limousin region took place this weekend. The Course de Côte de La Tardes is the self-proclaimed “petit Mont Dore”.

Christopher Lecarpentier (Norma M20FC) had an excellent start of the day. Right in the first race he already broke the trackrecord. That Eddy Perez (Norma M20F) was fastest in the remaining sessions did not matter anymore as Lecarpentiers time was more than enough for victory. Eddy Perez became the runner-up, just in front of the La Monica family who shared their Norma M20F. Family honours at La Tardes were for Jordan, who beat his father Bruno with .7 seconds. Xavier Burgevin (Jide) recovred from problems in the first run to take touringcar victory in front of Anthony Rolais (Scora Maxi).

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Results Планинско Осогово (Osogovo Hillclimb) 2015

The Bulgarian Hillclimb Championship intensified this weekend at the Планинско Осогово, or Osogovo Hillclimb. With his fourth victory of the season Lyuben Kamenov (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX) has almost captured Plamen Staikov (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX) in the points race. Staikov, who finished second at Osogovo, now has a one point lead with two races left.

Kamenov absolutely dominated the Osogovo hillclimb this weekend. He was fastest in every session, set a new trackrecord and of course won the event with a massive lead. Staikov could do no better than second every time. Lubomir Mechkov (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX) completed the podium.

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Results Vlasenica 2015

The Hillclimb Championship of Bosnia and Hercegovina returned to its own borders for the Vlasenica Hillclimb. It was the fifth round of the championship but only the second inside Bosnia. The 7,1 kilometres at Vlasenica are perfectly suited to Suad Hota and his Lancia Delta Integrale. Hota had won the last three editions here and made it fourth in a row this weekend. After trailing Kemal Hasic (Subaru Impreza STi) after the first race, Hota made a great comeback in the second run taking victory with a five second lead. Behind Hasic it was Bakir Hadzic (Honda Integra Type-R) who completed the podium.

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Results Trofeul Sinaia Forever 2015

Paul Andronic scored a lucky victory at the Trofeul Sinaia Forever this weekend. At the fourth round of the Romanian Hillclimb Championship Andronic had an early starting position due to technical problems in the qualifications on Saturday. This meant that he had already completed his two runs before it started to rain. Leader after the first race was Ovidiu Zaberca but he really struggled in the rain which made him drop back to third. Lucian Radut did better and passed Zaberca, although he could never reach Andronic in the wet. Returning after his accident earlier in the year was Costi Stratnic in the unique BMW 135i Bi-Turbo. He finished a great fourth overall in front of Group A winner Adrian Sotingeanu (Subaru Impreza).

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Results Wiscombe Park Run-Off 2015

The competitors in the British Hillclimb Championship had little rest as they returned from the Channel Islands. Just one week later the Wiscombe Park Hillclimb was already on the calendar. For some drivers this schedule is a bit too much and skip this round, Scott Moran being the prime example. The drivers that did make it were not exactly treated to summer weather as it rained all day long. Eynon Price must have thought it was the greatest weather ever as the Gould GR59 pilot scored a sensational win in the second run-off. He outclassed all other drivers including Trevor Willis (OMS28) who won the first run-off and championship leader Alex Summers (Gould GR61X) who finished a joint third with Tom New (Gould GR55B).

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Results Subida a Canencia 2015

The Subida a Canencia is a new hillclimb in central Spain near Madrid. The first edition was competed this Saturday under a beautiful blue sky. There was only one CM prototype present, the Speed Car GTR driven by Juan Castillo. As expected Castillo easily won the event, also being the only driver to complete the 4 kilometres in under 2 minutes. Just like the other hillclimbs in Spain this weekend, the fastest touringcar was a Porsche 997 GT3. At Canencia the winning car was driven by Antonio de la Reina. By finishing second touringcar Ismael Arquero (Seat Leon) remains in the lead of the championship.

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Results Glasbachrennen 2015

150726_glasbachThe European Hillclimb Championship went to Germany this weekend for the Glasbachrennen. Some bad weather was expected but it only rained Saturday afternoon for the second practise session. Just like last week in Slovakia, Milos Benes (Osella FA30) won the event although this time it was a lot closer. Benes won the first of two races with 1,5 seconds difference over Fausto Bormolini. But that gap was not enough to be comfortable as the Italian Reynard K02 pilot improved his time quite a lot in the second race. Benes could bareloy hold on to his lead which was just half a second at the end of the day. Sportscar winner Patrik Zajelsnik (Norma M20F) slipped in front of David Hauser (Wolf GB08 F1) to take third overall.

A great battle developped in the E2-SH class. Vladimir Vitver (Audi WTT-R DTM) faced the German opposition led by Norbert Brenner (Opel Vectra DTM). Vitver could win the first race but Brenner struck back by winning the second. Just like his compatriot Benes, Vitver managed to hold the lead with just half a second advantage. Jörg Weidinger, who was best touringcar driver last year, drive another excellent race but had to settle for third. It was enough to win the Berg-Cup classifications.

Igor Stefanovski took another dominating victory in Group N. He increases his championship lead as his rival Jaromir Maly was not present. Group A was won instead by Lukas Vojacek. Finally, Nicolas Werver beat Yanick Bodson for GT victory.

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