Results Course de Côte de Levens 2016

160710_levensA brand new hillclimb was scheduled in the P.A.C.A. region this weekend. The Course de Côte de Levens was contested on a very technical 2 kilometre long road not that far from Nice. Jérémy Debels adapted very quick to the new challenge. The Osella PA21/S pilot was in a class of his own at Levens this weekend. He won the event with a 3 second lead over everybody else. Philippe Ardissone could be considered a local racer here. In any case the Martini MK69 driver finished second, just ahead of Jean-Claude Morel in the Reynard 90D.

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Results Slovácký kopec, Memoriál Stanislava Firtla 2016

160710_slovackykopecThe Maverick Rescue Euro Cup visited the Slovácký kopec, Memoriál Stanislava Firtla near Násedlovice this weekend. There were not that many drivers or spectators present and not much information can be found. David Komarek dominated the event but he did compete in the final race run on Saturday and Sunday. For that reason he does not actually appear in the final results. Instead his teammate Jiri Spalek was declared the winner on both days.

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Results Course de Côte de Saint Hippolyte – Montécheroux 2016

160710_sthippolyteThe French Historic Hillclimb Championship had its second historic only meeting this weekend. Location was the Course de Côte de Saint Hippolyte – Montchéroux deep in the Franche – Comté region. Jean-Marc Debeaune was fastest over the 5+ kilometres this weekend. The Van Diemen RF82 pilot was joined on the podium by two other singleseater drivers: Marc Poix and Jacky Bonnot.

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Results Course de Côte de Marquay 2016

160710_marquayThe Course de Côte de Marquay is the only hillclimb in the Aquitaine region in south-western France. Julien Devaux was outstanding this weekend as the Dallara F308 pilot broke the trackrecord on his way to victory. For Devaux it was a repeat of his 2012 victory at Marquay. Dimitri Pereira was second while Fabrice Gallo completed the podium.

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Results Course de Côte du Billot 2016

160710_billotThe Course de Côte du Billot started a four races in four weekends stretch in the schedule of Normandy. The hillclimbs in this region are dominated by the duel between Jérôme Martin and Bertrand Lassalle. This weekend Martin was the stronger of the two. The Norma M20F pilot was fastest in practise and all three race sessions. Lassalle was only half a second slower but could not come close enough for victory. Eddy Ravenel was over two seconds slower but still third.

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Results Course de Côte de Durtol – Orcines 2016

There were again a number of hillclimbs in France this weekend. In the hills above Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne the Course de Côte de Durtol-Orcines took place. Only around 40 drivers were present for this 25th edition. Thierry Brenot and Yves Tholy kept exchanging the lead after each of the four race sessions. In the end it was Brenot who set fastest time of the day which made him the deserved winner. Tholy was just .09 seconds slower but he had to be satisfied with second place. Didier Brun completed the podium but he was almost four seconds down on the leaders.

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Results Cesana – Sestriere 2016

160710_cesanaThe European Historic Hillclimb Championship visited Italy this weekend for the Cronoscalata Cesana – Sestriere. Only three international drivers were among the 100+ entry.

The race was dominated by the brothers Di Fulvio, Stefano and Simone. Stefano was the fastest of the two and he repeated his 2015 victory. On top of that he also steered his Osella PA9/90 to a new trackrecord. His time of four and half minutes was two seconds quicker than the 1992 race winning time of Andrés Vilariño. Behind Simone Di Fulvio came Piero Lottini in third. Lottini was happy to make the finishline as his Osella PA9/90 suffered a clutch failure in the final metres.

Andrea Fiume was the best driver in Group 3. With his Osella Pa8/9 sportscar he was faster than the two Porsche 935 driven by Mario Massaglia and Jean-Marie Almeras. Group 5 for singleseaters was won by Antonio Angiolani after a close fight for victory with Emanuele Aralla and Alessandro Trentini. Guido Vivalda was victorious in Group 2 while Vittorio Mandelli captured victory in Group 1.

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Results Lovcen Hillclimb 2016

The Central European Zone Hillclimb Championship continued this weekend in Montenegro with the Lovcen Hillclimb. No international drivers were present however as all the 50+ drivers present came from Montenegro. Measuring almost 13 kilometres the Lovcen Hillclimb is the longest and most difficult event of the schedule.

Favourites for victory were the two sportscar drivers Milos Asanovic and Jovan Acimic. Of the two Acimic was best tuned in to the track. He steered his Global GT Lights sportscar to a new trackrecord of just over seven and a half minutes. His lead over the rest was a whopping 30 seconds. Three drivers fought for the remaining two podium spots. Tripo Ivovic in the ex-Stefanovski Mitsubishi Lancer was the best of them, Dejan Bulatovic steered his Seat Leon Supercopa to third while Asanovic was relegated to fourth. It was very close however as the three were seperated by just a single second.

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Results Rahovec – Lyaskovets Hillclimb 2016

160710_rahovecThe fourth round of the Bulgarian Hillclimb Championship was the short but difficult Rahovec – Lyaskovets Hillclimb. Championship leader Daniel Zhivkov could not prepare his car in time and had to withdraw. This opened the door wide open for Lyuben Kamenov. The reigning Champion took this opportunity with both hands. The Mitsubishi Lancer pilot had a perfect event with fastest time in all three runs and overall victory. Rally driver Martin Surilov was a surprise in second overall. Both Julian Teliyski and Hristo Manolov suffered serious mechanical problems during the weekend and lost valuable time.

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Results Subida a Alisas 2016

160709_alisasOne hillclimb took place in Spain this weekend: the popular Subida a Alisas in Cantabria. A lot of drivers from all the northern regions travelled towards the 6,7 kilometres long track.

Javi Villa dominated the event with his new BRC B-52. The Spanish Hillclimb Champion was closely followed by Joseba Iraola in both races but nevertheless Villa was fastest every single session. The two leaders were a lot faster than everybody else. Garikoitz Flores was best of the rest in third but he was 10 seconds slower than Iraola.

Just behind Arkaitz Ordoki in fourth we find the first touringcar driver. José Antonio Lopez-Fombona was just .3 seconds quicker than Gerard De La Casa. But while Lopez-Fombona could improve his time in the second run, De La Casa could not.

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