Results Bergrallye Hofstätten an der Raab 2017

The Bergrallye Cup returned from its summer break for the Bergrallye Hofstätten an der Raab near Gleisdorf. The weather was ostly perfect although a small rainshower at the end of the first race gave some problems. However everyone managed to do two dry runs in race 2 and 3.

Rupert Schwaiger was again unstoppable in Hofstätten. The Porsche 911 Bi-Turbo pilot set a new trackrecord and was the only driver to go under 57 seconds. Thomas Holzmann won the spectacular 4-wheel-drive class and finished second overall. His three closest rivals Felix Pailer, Werner Karl and Stefan Wiedenhofer all had small technical problems that might have prevented a better result for them. Still it was a great class victory for Holzmann on his first outing at this Bergrallye. Manuel Seidl gave his best performance of the year this weekend to finish third overall. Not surprising as the Porsche 997 GT3 pilot is actually from Gleisdorf. The E1-2000 class was the most competitive with 15 entrants. Michael Wels scored a brilliant class victory here to finish seventh overall.

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Results Course de Côte de Saint Ursanne – Les Rangiers 2017

For its 10th round in 2017 the European Hillclimb Championship moved to Switzerland. Like the past 40+ years the Course de Côte de Saint Ursanne – Les Rangiers was the destination. The entrylist was once again massive with over 200 drivers. All classes in the European Championship had at least 3 drivers which meant that everyone received full points.

After a lot of stoppages the race was finally decided Sunday evening just before nightfall. Christian Merli was the final driver to take the start and he set a new trackrecord. His final time was 1:43,58 which gives an average speed of 183,28 km/h! Merli was the quickest driver this weekend, but not the winner. For the sixth time in a row Simone Faggioli was the best in Saint Ursanne. Because of the half points in France, Faggioli leads the championship with 12,5 points.

Best Swiss driver was Marcel Steiner in third. The LobArt LA01 Mugen pilot was however almost 15 seconds slower then the two Italian leaders. Fausto Bormolini and Simon Hugentobler were quite closely matched and finished fourth and fifth overall. The single seaters -2000cc were the most competitive class at Les Rangiers with 20+ entries. Billy Ritchen was the best driver here and sixth overall. Noticable is also the great 9th place overall for Corentin Starck, who did not compete in the European event.

Vladimir Vitver had a small mishap in the first race which cost him 20 seconds. Even without that problem he probably would not have defeated Dan Michl. The Lotus Elise pilot was extremly quick all weekend and won the E2-SH class. The Czech was however no match for Reto Meisel who finally had a trouble free weekend in his Mercedes Benz 340 SLK. Meisel set a new touringcar record and even managed to finish 10th overall!

In Group GT there were only three drivers but they were equally matched. At the end of the day “Tessitore”, Jan Milon and Martin Jerman were seperated by just 1 second. One driver had to win and that was “Tessitore”. The Austrian did a great job in the championship race as Lukas Vojacek retired from the Group A lead. In Group N Tomas Vavrinec was defeated by Liridon Kalenderi and finished only second.

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Results Trofeo Luigi Fagioli 2017

The Trofeo Luigi Fagioli is the shortest hillclimb in the Italian Hillclimb Championship. Its 4150 metres are very quick but concluded with the very tight hairpins at the end.

Championship leader Domenico Scola did a lot of testing on his Osella FA30 Zytek this past month. It paid off as Scola won the event with fastest times in practise and both race sessions. Domenico Cubeda has not competed that many races in his similar Osella FA30 Zytek yet. However he is already very quick and finished second overall in Gubbio. Omar Magliona had some trouble finding the correct set-up this weekend. With a great second race he put himself in third overall and he was also the sportscar winner. Denny Zardo could not repeat his second place of 2016 but finished fourth overall. Pietro Nappi steered the Faggioli-Osella FA 30 to fifth overall.
In Group CN Lombardi and Ligato split the points after each scored a fastest time. Ligato was the fastest over two races and finished ahead of his rival in the final results.

Manuel Dondi was again superior in the touringcars. With his nimble Fiat X1/9 Dallara Dondi remained ahead of the more powerful BMW Z4 GT of Marco Iacoangeli and Marco Sbrollini in the Lancia Delta. Luigi Sambuco drove a brilliant race in his Renault Clio. He was fourth best touringcar and third in the silhouettes. He remained just ahead of GT winner and Ferrari driver Roberto Ragazzi.

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Results Subida a La Bien Aparecida 2017

The Subida a La Bien Aparecida celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend (although it was only the 34th edition). Over 100 drivers were present this Saturday including the very best from Cantabria and the Basque Country.

Last year’s winner Andrés Vilariño had to retire his Norma M20 FC sportscar with engine troubles early. This left the door open for Joseba Iraola to speed to victory. The young driver steered his new Norma M20 FC sportscar to an impressive 10 second lead. Pantxo Egozkue was the runner-up in his Osella PA30, while Joseba Olea completed the podium. The touringcars were dominated by seven Porsches of which Bruno Scherer was the fastest.

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Results Subida a Petilla de Aragon 2017

The Subida a Petilla de Aragon was the next hillclimb in Navarra. Only drivers from Navarra participated this year. Arkaitz Ordoki drove to victory unchallenged as he was the only sportscar driver. Local Iñaki Alegria was the best touringcar driver in second. Andoni Urdanoz drove his beautiful Fiat 131 Abarth in Rothmans colors to third overall.

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Results Course de Côte d’Herenguerville / Quettreville-sur-Sienne 2017

Results of the Course de Côte d’Herenguerville / Quettreville-sur-Sienne.

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Results Course de Côte de Laussonne 2017

Results of the Course de Côte de Laussonne.

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Results Course de Côte de Saint Antonin Noble Val 2017

Results of the Course de Côte de Saint Antonin Noble Val.

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Results Course de Côte de Mont Dore 2017

Results of the Course de Côte de Mont Dore.

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Results GHD Lučine 2017

Results of the GHD Lučine.

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