Results Buzetski dani 2017

The Buzetski Dani in Croatia was the final round of the European Hillclimb Championship. Christian Merli won the event with a new trackrecord. Simone Faggioli finished second but was already certain of the European Title. Milos Benes finished third, just ahead of a brilliant Stefano Di Fulvio. Three more Italians followed with Fausto Bormolini in fifth, Federico Liber in sixth and Renzo Napione in seventh. In the Croatian Championship Laszlo Szasz was the fastest driver. The Hungarian finished eigth overall. Ninth was for best silhouette driver Dan Michl while the top 10 was completed by CN winner Andrea Bormolini.

In the touringcars Erich Weber, also known as “Tessitore”, wins his first European title. He finished only third in the GT class, but it was enough. Tomas Vavrinec had to win Group N to at least have a chance for the title, but the Czech finished only second behind Shkelzen Lajci. By winning Group A Lukas Vojacek hops over Jan Milon in the points standings to end the season in third.

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Results GHD Ilirska Bistrica 2017

Simone Faggioli is the new European Hillclimb Champion. Today the Italian won the GHD Ilirska Bistrica in Slovenia and saw his main rival Christian Merli retire. With this victory Faggioli collected the maximum amount of championship points. For Merli it was only his first retirement of the season. However because of the half points in France, he can not score maximum points anymore.

In Category 1 the championship is not yet decided. Austrian “Tessitore” scored another victory in the GT Group but his rival Tomas Vavrinec did the same in Group N. Vavrinec is 23 points behind so he has to win in Buzet and also has to hope that “Tessitore” finishes sixth or lower.

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Results Cazin Grand Prix 2017

Results of the Cazin Grand Prix.

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Results Brdska Utrka Čabar 2017

Results of the Brdska Utrka Čabar.

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Results Nagrada Malacka SV. Dujam 2017

The Central European Zone (CEZ) Hillclimb Championship continued with the Nagrada Malacke SV. Dujam near Split in Croatia. The event also counted towards the Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin Hillclimb Championship. For that reason a massive entry of 100 drivers was present.

Laszlo Szasz dominated the event as expected in his Reynard Zytek. The Hungarian was more than 20 seconds ahead of everyone else. Grzegorz Duda scored his best result so far with his new Hyundai i20 WRC. The Pole finished second overall and won the E1 class. Not a small feat considering the strong opposition in Croatia.

In the Croatian Championship Category 1 the three best drivers all faced mechanical issues. Dejan Dimitrijevic retired already in practise. Istvan Kavecz had a problem during the second race of the day and lost quite some time. However the BMW E90 pilot still finished 9th overall. Championship leader Domagoj Perekovic retired in the second race with fuel problems. Bojan Juranic, the fastest 2-wheel-drive car in Croatia also retired early and scored no points. So who benefitted from all this misfortune? It was Robert Bradaric who had a trouble free run and scored maximum points. On top of that he also finished third overall. Mario Jurisic also did a good job as the Opel Vectra STW pilot finished directly behind Bradaric.

In the Bosnian Championship Salih Ljubijankic was again much stronger than the opposition. The same can be said about Luka Spadijer in the Montenegro standings.

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Results Brdska Trka Kotor – Trojica 2017

In one of the most beautiful spots in Europe around 100 drivers got ready for the Brdska Trka Kotor – Trojica this weekend. The race counted towards the Central European Zone (CEZ) Hillclimb Championship and the national championships of Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina and of course Montenegro. Apparently the race was also a candidate event for the International Hillclimb Cup of 2018.

Croatia probably has the strongest national championship of the Balkan countries. So it comes as no surprise that they came out on top in Kotor. Laszlo Szasz dominated in his Reynard F3000 car and won the event easily. The high-power track was ideal for the Mitsubishi Lancer of Domagoj Perekovic and the Croatian finished second overall. Istvan Kavecz completed the podium in third. The Polish National Team was present with a number of drivers to aim for CEZ points. The best were Grzegorz Duda who finished fourth overall and Robert Slugocki who finished sixth overall. In between them was the local driver in fifth: Luka Spadijer. Salih Ljubijankic was the best driver from Bosnia and Hercegovina.
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Results Nagrada Grada Skradina 2017

Laszlo Szasz was the winner of the Nagrada Grada Skradina. The event only counted towards the touringcar championship so Szasz scored no points. Domagoj Perekovic was the touringcar winner in the last four races of 2016 and he absolutely dominated the first event of the season last week. But at Skradin it became clear he is not invincible. Dejan Dimitrijevic steered his Seat Leon R32T faster over the 3,3 kilometres and took touringcar victory. His margin over Perekovic was very small, just .4 seconds, but it was enough. Istvan Kavecz was a few seconds slower than the two leaders but secured third.

The Skradin Hillclimb was also the first round of the Bosnia and Hercegovina Championship. Suad Hota was the winner here. He could not match the fastest Croatian drivers and ended up in eight place. Salih Ljubijankic finished second and Bakir Hadzic completed the podium.
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Results Nagrada Stubickih Toplica 2017

It rained at the Nagrada Stubičke Toplice this weekend, although someone forgot to tell Domagoj Perekovic. He won the Croatian season opener with a 17 second lead on Robert Bradaric and Istvan Kavecz. Fourth placed Bojan Juranic was a whopping 40 seconds behind! A brilliant start of the season for Perekovic who must be the favourite for the championship this year.

The race also counted towards the Slovenian Hillclimb Championship. The rain came as a welcome gift to Ales Prek. The former European Champion managed to steer his underpowered Honda Civic Type-R to victory. Milan Bubnic had a faster single time, but came up short on aggregate time. Peter Marc was third.

The event also counted towards the Category 2 championship for sportscars and singleseaters. But neither Laszlo Szasz or his Slovenian rival Vladimir Stankovic could make an impression in the rain.
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Preview and Entrylist Nagrada Stubickih Toplica 2017

The Croatian Hillclimb Championship starts this weekend with the Nagrada Stubickih Toplica. The organisers have high ambitions as the event this weekend is a candidate for both the International Hillclimb Cup as well as the European Historic Hillclimb Championship. On the longer term they are even aiming for the European Championship. In order to achieve these goals the 5,5 kilometre long road near Zagreb received a big update over the winter. Almost 1 kilometre of new double guard rails were installed to bring the track up to modern safety standards.

A great entry of 90 drivers will participate this weekend. Among them also a number of Slovenians as the race also counts towards their national championship. Their top drivers Vladimir Stankovic and Milan Bubnic might be candidates for the overall and touringcar victory. They will have to beat the ‘Croatogarians’ Laszlo Szasz and Istvan Kavecz for that.

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Results Nagrada Opčine Marina 2016

Results of the Nagrada Opčine Marina.

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