Results Nagrada Hercegovine 2014

140824_hercegovinaThe third August race in the Bosnia Hillclimb Championship was the Nagrada Hercegovine. Three guest drivers from Croatia competed alongside the local Bosnians: Laszlo Szasz (Reynard F3000), Istvan Kavecz (BMW E90) and Bozo Prnic (Opel Lotus). The guest drivers were not qualified in the competition and are therefore not included in the final results. Click on ‘More’ to see those final results.

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Results Gurston Down Run-Off’s 2014

The British Hillclimb Championship visited Gurston Down last weekend. Click on ‘More’ to see the Run-Off results.

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Results Course de Côte de Montgueux 2014

140824_montgueuxThe Course de Côte de Montgueux was the second and last hillclimb in the Champagne – Ardennes region this season. Competitors could score points for the Coupe de France. Click on ‘More’ to see the final results.

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Results Course de Côte de Bomerée 2014

140824_bomereeResults of the Course de Côte de Bomerée 2014. This hillclimb counted for the Belgian National Hillclimb Championship. There was also a regional support race. Click on ‘More’ to see the complete results.

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Photos Course de Côte de Bomerée 2014

Here are my photos from the Course de Côte de Bomerée, competed the 24th of August. It was a round of the National Belgian Hillclimb Championship. Click on “More” to see the rest.

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Results Course de Côte de Tonnerre 2014

140817_tonnerreOne more from last weekend. The Course de Côte de Tonnerre was a Coupe de France hillclimb in the Bourgogne – Franche-Comté region. Click on ‘More’ to see the complete results.

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Results Course de Côte de La Harmoye 2014

140817_laharmoyeIn the Bretagne – Pays de Loire region the Course de Côte de La Harmoye was scheduled this weekend. A mid-afternoon rain shower meant that only the first and fourth race sessions were competed in the dry.

Right from the start Anthony Le Beller dominated the event. Despite a small accident in the second session, Le Beller’s time from the first race session was already good enough for victory. Neverthless the Norma M20F driver still went flat out in the last run of the day and improved his time even more. Jean-Yves Bouete (Norma M20F) had to settle for second. The final podium spot looked set for Mickael Boree (Dallara F398). But in the final run of the day Yves Henry (Dallara F392) managed to pass his rival to collect the bronze medal.

Just two days after his touringcar victory at the Tourville Hillclimb, Geoffrey Carcreff was once again succesful. The Scora Maxi driver impressed with a three second lead over next-best driver Pierre-Yves Jezo (Renault Megane Trophy). Romain Richardeau was second in Tourville and was once again on the podium in La Harmoye. The Simca Rallye II driver was third. Click on ‘More’ to see the final results.

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Results Course de Côte de Laussonne 2014

The last round of the year in the Auvergne was the Course de Côte de Laussonne. With over 120 drivers the race could be considered a great succes. Last year’s winner Sébastien Chabin had to switch rides at the last moment. His Dallara F397 encountered mechnical problems which forced Chabin to look for another car. He found it in the Norma M20 sportscar normally used by Jean-Jacques Louvet. Chabin adapted quick to this new machine but was not a challenge for victory, he eventually finished fifth. Another favourite for victory, Alain Perraud, also had to switch cars at the last moment. He joined up with Pascal Paire in a Funyo sportscar. The pair finished in the top 10, with Paire in fourth and Perraud in seventh.

Instead of the usual F3 cars on top of the leaderboard, the Laussonne Hillclimb was dominated this year by small singleseaters. The battle for victory went to Jérôme Labrosse in a Dallara 390 and Fabrice Flandy competing in a Dallara 388. Although Flandy improved on last years times, Labrosse was even quicker. Multiple winner Daniel Coquet steered his 1300cc Martini MK49 to third. Click on ‘More’ to see the final results.

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Results Course de Côte de Saint Ursanne – Les Rangiers 2014

140817_stursanneLovely weather celebrated the 200 competitors at the Course de Côte de Saint Ursanne – Les Rangiers this weekend. The event counted as the tenth race in the European Hillclimb Championship. As if there was still any doubt, the 2014 European Champions are now offically decided. With two more races to go neither Simone Faggioli in the sportscars or Igor Stefanovski in the production cars can be overtaken anymore. Both crowned their achievements with victories in Switzerland. For Faggioli it was already his sixth European title, while Stefanovski celebrates his first.

Only two of the three race sessions could be completed this Sunday. This was a slight disappointment for Christian Merli (Osella PA2000) and David Hauser (Wolf GB08 F1). Both drivers were gradually improving their times all through the race weekend, shaving off 2 seconds between session 1 and 2 alone. Although they could probably go even quicker in a third race, neither was any real threat to Simone Faggioli. As said the new European Champion controlled the race and took another victory. Merli was second, while Hauser was best singleseater driver in third. Fausto Bormolini (Reynard K02) remains on schedule to take another FIA Trophy for best singleseater driver. The Italian finished fourth at Saint Ursanne. Best Swiss driver was Tiziano Riva. The Reynard 95D driver remains in excellent form after his victory last week in Slovenia. Eric Berguerand was not present this weekend but remains on top of the Swiss Championship.

Billy Ritchen was perhaps the driver of the weekend. The young French driver won the very competitive E2-SS 2000 class and finished in the top 10 overall. All the more impressive because his Dallara F303/05 is not as well adapted to the more free E2-SS regulations as the Tatuus Masters of his nearest rivals.

Best of the silhouettes was Dan Michl from the Czech Republic. The Lotus Evora driver was actually the quickest closed car in the field. Michl was chased down by a lot of GT cars. Second best touringcar and winner of the strong E1 category was new Nicolas Werver. The new French Champion steered his Porsche 997 GT3 Cup better over the 5169 metres at Les Rangiers than local hero Frédéric Neff (Porsche 996 GT3). Another Swiss, René Ruch (Ferrari F355 GT), was fourth while Herbert Pregartner from Austria finally had a trouble free weekend to finish fifth. The Porsche 911 GT2 driver was also second best Silhouette.

Close behind Pregartner was the best driver of the actual GT class. Belgian Yanick Bodson (Porsche 997 GT3) also wins the Category I standings in Saint Ursanne. Jaromir Maly (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII) won Group A. That was hardly a suprise as the Czech driver was the only driver in the +3000 class. Group N was stirred by the heavy accident of Dan Blaho. On a high speed part of the track the Czech driver lost control of his car and cleared the barriers. The Mitsubishi Lancer was destroyed, the driver was luckily okay. As already mentioned before Igor Stefanovski takes class victory. Click on ‘More’ to see the final results.
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Results Subida A Pontenova 2014

140817_pontenovaThe Subida A Pontenova was the sixth round of the Galicia Hillclimb Championship. The switch back to his Osella PA20/S proved to be a great move for José Antonio Varela. After winning the previous event two weeks ago at Terra de Lemos, Varela was once again the quickest in the A Pontenova hillclimb. The four fastest times were more than enough to score overall victory. Championship leader Jacobo Sobral (Silver Car S2) had to settle for second. The points gap is now close enough to keep the fight going until the end. César Rodriguez was second in the championship before the A Pontenova race but a third place overall means he falls back in the titlehunt.

Manuel Senra could not achieve the honour of best placed touringcar driver. The Peugeot 306 Maxi driver was put back by guest driver José Luis Alonso (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII). with his class victory Senra does seem ready to take on the Class X championship. Click on ‘More’ to see the final results.

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