Results Nagrada Malacka SV. Dujam 2015

The Central European Zone (CEZ) Hillclimb Championship visited Croatia this weekend for the Nagrada Malacka SV. Dujam. This hillclimb near Split also counted for the Croatian Championship and the Montenegro Hillclimb Championship. Milos Asanovic and Laszlo Hernadi had an interesting duel for victory. They swapped positions in every session but on aggregate time Asanovic was declared the winner. Sinisa Krainc did a good job in the national championship as he managed to stay ahead of his rival Istvan Kavecz and take maximum points. Polish drivers Grzegorz Duda and Bartlomiej Wisniowski won Group A and Group N respectively which sets them in the lead of the CEZ championship.

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Results Brdska Trka Istočno Sarajevo 2015

The Bosnian Hillclimb Championship started two weeks ago at Skradin in Croatia. This weekend was the first round on home soil. A new event was scheduled, the Brdska Trka Istočno Sarajevo. Translated that means “Hillclimb of East Sarajevo” and indeed the race started very close to the capital. Kemal Hasic was by far the strongest driver in Sarajevo this weekend. The Subaru Impreza STi driver was fastest in every session and eventually took victory with a 10 second lead. Sanel Cehic also fielded a Subaru Impreza STi but he took some time to find the proper racing form. Although Cehic improved over 6 seconds between runs it was not enough to challenge Bakir Hadzic (Honda Integra Type-R) for second place.

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Results Gurston Down Run-Off’s 2015

The British Hillclimb Championship continued at the short but very fast Gurston Down Hillclimb. The track is well suited to Scott Moran and his Gould GR61X as he won here 7 out of 8 attempts the last two years. This year however there is another talented driver with a Gould GR61X: Alex Summers. In the first Run-Off this weekend both drivers set an equal fast time. Interestingly enough Summers had the higher trap speeds of the two. In the second Run-Off it was Moran who had the higher trapspeeds. Although that did not matter much as this time Summers had the fastest time. Trevor Willis (OMS 28) was third in both Run-Off’s.

Summers now has a 12 point lead over Moran and Willis.

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Results Course de Côte de La Pommeraye 2015

150524_lapommerayeSébastien Petit has broken the winning streak of his rival Nicolas Schatz in the French Championship this weekend. At the Course de Côte de La Pommeraye Schatz was once again leading all weekend until in the very last session Petit found some extra speed and improved two seconds. Schatz, who started just after Petit, now had to give everything in his final run. It nearly worked as Schatz also improved but he was still 0.073 seconds slower. A sensational victory for Petit was the result, his second at La Pommeraye. Cyrille Frantz in the third Norma M20 FC CN+ completed the podium.

Some distance behind was Geoffrey Schatz (Reynard 95D Mugen) in fourth. Kevin Durot was best of the two litres although the Norma M20F pilot was only 0.006 faster than Briton Paul Buckingham (Dallara F305/7). While his namesake Nicolas Schatz saw his winning streak in the sportscar stopped, Nicolas Werver remains undefeated in the touringcars. The Porsche 997 GT3 driver was once again much too strong for his rivals, of which Francis Dosieres (Renault Megane Trophy) was the best.

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Results Course de Côte de Bouilly 2015

150517_bouillyI accidentaly put this hillclimb on the wrong weekend, but the Course de Côte de Bouilly definately took place 17 May. This 1600 metres long hillclimb in the Champagne – Ardennes region in northern France welcomed a famous guest last weekend. Former champion Francis Dosieres competed in Bouilly with a Seat Leon Supercopa. He did not win the touringcars classifications however as Pascal Simonot (Simca CG) set a faster time. Just like in 2014 the overall winner was Franck Armion (Martini MK79) who won a duel with Frédéric Chatelain (Martini MK76).

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Results Course de Côte de Moulineaux 2015

150524_moulineauxThere were again multiple hillclimbs in France this weekend. In Normandie the Course de Côte de Moulineaux climbed towards the former castle of Robert Le Diable. Anthony Gueudry (Dallara F394) once again stepped on the podium but it was still not the highest step. This weekend it was Jérôme Martin (Dallara F397) who was in front of Gueudry. Olivier Dumont (BRC CM05) completed the podium. Geoffroy Bouhin outclassed the opposition in the touringcars. The Seat Leon Supercopa driver was a second quicker over the 1,5 kilometres long track than Gerard Berquez (Peugeot 306 XSi).

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Results Salita Morano – Campotenese 2015

150524_moranoIn southern Italy the Salita Morano – Campotenese took place this weekend. The race counted towards the Italian Hillclimb Cup South. Over 100 drivers entered with the majority in the Racing Start category.

Domenico Cubeda completed his hat-trick at Morano Calabro by winning the race for the third time in a row. The Osella PA2000 driver was quicker than Denny Zardo who made his first appearance in his Lola Dome F3 Honda. The podium was completed by Samuele Cassibba (Tatuus Master Honda). Luigi Sambuco (Renault Clio Cup) was the best touringcar driver in eith overall.

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Results Subida al Castell de Guadalest 2015

CARTEL FINALThe Subida al Castell de Guadalest continued the Valenciana Hillclimb Championship this weekend. Saul Arnau (Speed Car GT) set a very fast time in the first race session of the day. But with a great push in the second race Daniel Albert (Silver Car S2) went .1 seconds quicker to take victory.

Two WRC’s were at the start in Guadalest. Fernando Garrido (Peugeot 206 WRC) could not hold off guest driver Gerard De La Casa (Seat Cordoba WRC). Neither of them won the touringcars however as that honour was reserved for Raul Borreguero in the mighty Mosler MT900R. Borreguero also finishes third overall.

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Results Course de Côte de Seyssel 2015

Last weekend the French Historic Hillclimb Championship had its only stand-alone event of the season. In the Rhône-Alpes the 4,44 metres long Course de Côte de Seyssel had the honour of welcoming the historic competitors. The event was a great succes with a record entry. For the first time ever in France there were more than 50 drivers entered for a historic speed hillclimb. Quickest was Eric Bady, competing in a Martini MK14 from 1974.

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Results Rampa Cassiano’s Car 2015

Last weekend the European Hillclimb Championship visited Portugal, but that was not the only hillclimb taking place in the country. Far away on Madeira the Rampa Cassiano’s Car (named after the main sponsor) took place. Gil Freitas, navigated by Duarte Miranda, took another victory after he had already won the first event back in March.

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