Results Osogovo Hillclimb (Kjustendil) 2017

The Bulgarian Hillclimb Championship ended two weeks ago at the Osogovo Hillclimb near Kjustendil. Hristo Manolov had to win to at least have a small chance for the title. He did all he could by setting fastest times and securing victory. But because his main rival Julian Teliyski finished second, it was not enough for the championship. Instead Teliyski celebrated his first overall national championship. An impressive result for the young driver who only did his first full season in 2016. Ivan Vluchkov beat Stefan Stoev to third overall.

Manolov could at least comfort himself with the H1 class title. Despite losing to Vluchkov this last race, Stefan Stoev crowned himself H3 class champion. With five victories Jordan Todorov is the new Class H4 champion. Pavel Shenkov did even better in class H5: he won all six events. Two Citroën Saxo pilots are the new champions in classes R4 and R5. Dimitar Bozhilov wins the title in R4 while Pavlin Rusev was best in R5, despite missing the last event. Finally Julian Teliyski is also the champion in class H2. R1, R2 and R3 did not have enough participants this year.

Full points standings will hopefully follow later.

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Results Shipka Damascena Hillclimb 2017

Results of the Shipka Damascena Hillclimb.

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Results Rahovec – Lyaskovets Hillclimb 2017

Results of the Rahovec – Lyakovets Hillclimb.

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Results Bulgarka Hillclimb 2017

The Bulgarian Hillclimb Championship continued this weekend with the Bulgarka Hillclimb near Sliven. It became one of the closest battles for victory in a while. Hristo Manolov was the fastest driver in practise. However Iliya Tsarski had some small problems before the third practise so could not start. The benefit of this was that Tsarski had better tyres on Sunday. And that showed in the times as Tsarski took the lead in the first race. Manolov than countered with fastest time in the second race. All would be decided in the third and final race of the weekend. Manolov drove an almost equal time with his second race before. But it was not enough to take victory as Tsarski set fastest time of the weekend. The final difference between the two after three races was just .77 seconds! Juliyan Teliiski came just a little short on the leaders and ginished six seconds down in third. Stefan Stoev was once again best 2-wheel-drive car. Despite his Honda Civic not working properly he also finished fourth overall.
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Results Blagoevgrad Hillclimb 2017

Results of the Blagoevgrad Hillclimb.

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Hillclimb Videos 8 and 9 April 2017

A couple of videos of the hillclimbs that were competed last weekend.

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Results Memorial Valeri Velikov (Shumen) 2017

Hristo Manolov dominated the season opener of the Bulgarian Hillclimb Championship this weekend. There were three practise sessions at the Memorial Valeri Velikov and Manolov set fastest time in all three. There were also three race sessions and Manolov set fastest times in all three of them too. Julian Teliyski had a small practise crash. But even without it he was still three seconds slower than Manolov in every session. Georgi Vasilev, Martin Surilov and Petko Manolov finished 3-4-5. Neither of these drivers will compete a full season. Sixth was the winner of class 3 Stefan Stoev who fought a tense battle for class victory with Ivelin Chapanov. Teammates Jordan Todorov and Alexander Dimitrov were very closely matched in class 4. Although the difference was just 3,5 seconds in the end, Todorov was the fastest of the two every time. Class 5 dominated by Pavel Shenkov with his Lada 2107.

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Preview and Entrylist Memorial Valeri Velikov 2017

The Bulgarian Hillclimb Championship starts this weekend in Shumen with the Memorial Valeri Velikov. It is one of the highlights of the season for drivers and fans alike. This year the raceweekend starts with the unveiling of a monument for Valeri Velikov. The monument will be a permanent tribute to one of Bulgarias best rally drivers.

The provisional entrylist counts almost 50 drivers. Not entered at this moment is reigning champion Lyuben Kamenov, although he might still be added later. 7-time winner of this event Ilyia Tsarski is probably the favourite for victory. The surprise of last season was without a doubt Julian Teliyski. In his first season the young driver immediately secured the H2 class title and was third overall in the championship. This year he returns for another full campaign with his Mitsubishi Lancer. It is the same car as 2016 but unrecognizable due to an agressive new aero package.

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Calendar Bulgaria Hillclimb Championship 2017

08-09/04/2017Мемориал Валерий ВеликовShumen
22-23/04/2017Планинско БлагоевградBlagojevgrad
03-04/06/2017Планинско Българка (Bulgarka)Sliven
08-09/07/2017Планинско Раховец (Rahovec)Gorna Oryahovitsa
22-23/07/2017Шипка Дамасцена (Shipka Damascena)Shipka
26-27/08/2017Планинско Осогово (Osogovo)Kjustendil

Shipka Damascena is a candidate event for the 2018 International Hillclimb Cup.

Results Osogovo Hillclimb (Kjustendil) 2016

Results of the Osogovo Hillclimb near Kjustendil.

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