Results Coppa Paolino Teodori (Ascoli Piceno) 2017

Results of the Coppa Paolino Teodori, a hillclimb near Ascoli Piceno.
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Results Brdska Trka Avala (Belgrade) 2017

Results of the Brdska Trka Avala, a hillclimb near Belgrade.
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Preview and Entrylist Coppa Paolino Teodori 2017

The International Hillclimb Cup returns to Italy for the Coppa Paolino Teodori near Ascoli Piceno. Just four foreign drivers will be present. The Nutrend Racing Team with Vaclav Janik and Jiri Svoboda will participate in E2-SC. Karel Trneny from the Czech Republic entered his Skoda Fabia in E1. And finally Laszlo Hernadi is again the only driver in S2000. The classes are further padded by around 30 Italian drivers.

The main race will be the Italian Hillclimb Championship. Christian Merli rejoins the points races and faces Domenico Scola and Omar Magliona. Interesting news is that Domenico Bubeda is finally competing in his new Osella FA30 Zytek.
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Results GHD Gorjanci 2017

In perfect weather Federico Liber became the winner of the GHD Gorjanci this weekend. The Italian fought a hard duel with Vaclav Janik but in the end Liber was fastest in both race sessions. Janik does increase his lead in the International Hillclimb Cup. Jiri Svoboda drove one of his better races in his career and finished third overall. Hermann Waldy was the best driver in the Austrian Championship. He steered his Dallara F306 to fourth overall. Fifth was for the best driver in the E1 category, Karl Schagerl. Best of the historic drivers was Uberto Bonucci. As the Di Fulvio brothers were absent he had no trouble securing victory. Best of the local drivers was Milan Bubnic. With a great performance the Lancia Delta pilot was even quicker than Vladimir Stankovic in the Gibson sportscar.

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Preview and Entrylist GHD Gorjanci 2017

The International Hillclimb Cup moves to Slovenia this coming weekend for the GHD Gorjanci. Vaclav Janik is leading the Cup in the sportscars and will be a favourite for victory in Gorjanci. His biggest rival for the winners trophy will be Federico Liber who is once again present in his Gloria C8P EVO.

In the E1 category Milan Bubnic is the local favourite. The main bulk of this category is filled with Austrians. The northern neighbours are competing in Slovenia this weekend for their own championship. As far as international drivers Ronnie Bratschi and Lyuben Kamenov are the most prominent.

Laszlo Hernadi is the only driver in the S2000 class. He will score another 12.5 points if he reaches the finishline. It is still not very clear who is main rivals in the production category are.

The GHD Gorjanci is also a round of the European Historic Hillclimb Championship. Almost 1/3 of the drivers entered are competing in the historic event. Last year Stefano Di Fulvio surprised everyone by taking overall victory. The Osella PA9/90 pilot returns this year to give it another try. Main rivals include his equally fast brother Simone and Uberto Bonucci.

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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 Glasbachrennen 2017

Christian Merli became the winner of the Glasbachrennen in Germany. The Osella FA30 pilot was the fastest in all three race session and also beat the trackrecord. His rival was Simone Faggioli was 2,7 seconds slower and second overall. The two Italians remain level in the championship. Vladimir Vitver remains third in the championship as the Czech driver won the Silhouettes another time.

Category 1 remains extremely close after Germany. Before the event “Tessitore” was the championship leader. However at the Glasbachrennen he finished only third in class behind Philippe Schmitter and Jan Milon. Lukas Vojacek won Group A for the fourth consecutive time. But for three of those four wins -including this weekend- he received just half points. Tomas Vavrinec became the winner in Group N, just in front of his compatriot Jaromir Maly.

The race weekend also counted towards the German Hillclimb Championship and the Berg-Cup. Uwe Lang was the fastest local driver overall while Björn Wiebe was the fastest driver in E1.

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Preview and Entrylist Glasbachrennen 2017

The European Hillclimb Championship visits Germany this weekend. So far 130 drivers have entered for the Glasbachrennen near Bad Liebenstein. All the groups except Group A have enough drivers to score full points.

Simone Faggioli will face the biggest opposition yet. Eleven drivers have entered in E2-SC 3000 class. Apart from Faggioli they include Sebastien Petit, Patrik Zajelsnik and Jell de Coninck. For the Belgian it will be the first time he competes in the European Championship. In contrast to the sportscars only six drivers are entered in the top singleseater class. Of course Christian Merli and Paride Macario are among them.
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Results Ecce Homo (Šternberk) 2017

The fourth round of the European Hillclimb Championship (EHC) was the legendary Ecce Homo Hillclimb near Šternberk in the Czech Republic. Simone Faggioli won this event seven consecutive times between 2009 and 2015. Last year Christian Merli broke this streak with a victory of his own.

That this year’s edition would again be very close was already obvious in practise. Faggioli made a rare mistake which allowed Merli to set fastest time. On Sunday Faggioli was fastest in the first race. But a rain shower mid-day turned everything around. Merli was now the fastest driver, but as everybody knows the EHC is decided on the combined times. Adding both times together the gap was just .2 seconds in favour of… Faggioli! As both drivers won their groups they remain equal in points.

The rain played into the hands of the local Czech drivers who moved up the standings. The foreign drivers who have less experience here dropped down the order. For example Sébastien Petit was third after the first race but dropped back to eighth, Fausto Bormolini went from fifth to eleventh, and so on. Only Paride Macario managed to stay on top of the leaderboard. The young Italian ended up third overall.

The Ecce Homo Hillclimb is always the best race in E2-SH. It did not disappoint this year. The battle for victory was intense this year as Dan Michl and Vladimir Vitver were always within a second of eachother. It was Michl who took victory and the Lotus Elise driver also ended up a brilliant fifth overall.

Former European Champion turned circuit racer Robert Senkyr returned to the sport this weekend. Driving in a BMW Z4 GT3 he immediately won the GT class. Second was Jan Milon in a similar car with Frenchman Philippe Schmitter in third. Lukas Vojacek was almost unopposed in Group A while Laszlo Hernadi was completely unopposed in Group S2000. In Group N Tomas Vavrinec was the quickest driver in Race 1. However on the damp track in Race 2 he lost too much time and dropped to third. The battle for victory developed in a surprising way. Shkelzen Lajci and Jaromir Maly ended up with the exact same combined time! Because Maly had the faster time in race 1 he gets qualified ahead of Lajqi.

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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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