Results Homburger Bergrennen 2017

Results of the Homburger Bergrennen.

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Results Bergrennen Sankt Anton an der Jessnitz 2017

Results of the Bergrennen Sankt Anton an der Jessnitz.

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Results Ibergrennen 2017

Results of the Ibergrennen.
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Preview and Entrylist Ibergrennen 2017

The next hillclimb in Germany is the Ibergrennen. Most interesting entry is Reto Meisel with his famous Mercedes Benz 340 SLK. The Swiss driver will take on Holger Hovemann in the Opel Kadett C GT/R and Herbert Pregartner in the Porsche 911 GT2 RSR amongst others. This weekend sould also see the debut of Franz Seitz with his Reynard 88D. The former F3000 car is powered by a Volvo engine normally used in the Supernationals in Sweden. An interesting combination for a powerful singleseater.

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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 Wolsfelder Bergrennen 2017

Pentecost is the traditional date for the Wolsfelder Bergrennen. It is the shortest, narrowest and steepest hillclimb of Germany. The race counted also towards the Luxembourg Hillclimb Championship.

Touringcars have their best chance of winning outright at Wolsfeld. However not this year as Uwe Lang dominated the event in his Osella PA20/S. Lang was fastest in practise and also fastest in all three race sessions. This victory was extra special for Uwe as his son Georg joined him on the podium. The younger Lang managed to take third place even though Ralf Kroll came within .12 seconds after the final race. Joining the Lang family on the podium was Frank Debruyne.

Fastest touringcar driver in Wolsfeld was Bruno Ianniello. He clocked the best single time of the weekend. However the Swiss ran into problems in the very first race of the day and lost valuable seconds. Touringcar winner instead became Björn Wiebe. The Renault Laguna pilot remained ahead of Norbert Handa and Canio Marchione. With Marchione we have also mentioned the fastest driver in the Luxembourg Championship.

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Results European Hill Race, Eschdorf 2017

Jelle De Coninck scored a superb victory at the European Hill Race in Eschdorf this weekend. The Belgian Champion demonstrated the potential of turbo engines by beating Eric Berguerand and Cyrille Frantz. Rainshowers on Sunday meant that only the final second race session was in the dry. Here De Coninck put in a time that was .5 seconds faster than Berguerand and more than a second quicker than Frantz. Just outside the podium, but already 2,5 seconds behind the winner, finished Marcel Steiner in fourth and Anthony Loeuilleux in fifth.

Romeo Nüssli was the only touringcar driver to complete the 1,85 kilometres in under 1 minute. Norbert Handa and Mario Fuchs were second and third fastest. Egidio Pisano was the best of the 30 entrants in the E1 -2000 class.
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Results Bergpreis Schottenring 2017

The first hillclimb of the year in Germany was the Bergpreis Schottenring. Sportscars and singleseaters are not allowed at this track. As a result there were no national championship points on offer, just Berg-Cup points.

Two drivers were head and shoulders above the rest: Herbert Stolz and Norbert Handa. They were equal to eachother in performance. Stolz was quickest in the first and third race while Handa was best in the second and fourth race. However only one of them could win. This time that would be Stolz but his lead was just 0.88 seconds.

Starting from 2017 the CM cars are now finally allowed in Germany, although under certain restrictions. Ralf Kroll was one of the biggest lobbyists to get this class accepted in Germany. Because the CM cars are grouped under the silhouettes and not the sportscars, Kroll was allowed to drive at the Schottenring this weekend. He immediately showed the potential of his Silver Car S2G by finishing third.

Austrian Thomas Strasser was the fastest driver in the all important -2000 cc class. He took a commanding victory with four fastest times and a lead of 4 seconds over runner-up Hans-Peter Eller. Strasser also finished fourth overall.
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Preview and Entrylist European Hill Race Eschdorf 2017

In one week time it is time for the European Hill Race in Eschdorf. It is the only hillclimb in Luxembourg and apart from the national championship it also counts towards the German Hillclimb Championship and the Berg-Cup. Almost 170 drivers are planning to compete. Last year’s winner David Hauser is not one of them. The Luxembourg Champion is however present to do demo-drives with his LMP3 sportscar.

Eric Berguerand heads the entrylist in his famous Lola FA99 Cosworth. Although he has come close several times the last few years, he is still aiming for that first victory at Eschdorf. His main challengers in the singleseaters will be locals Tommy Rollinger and Guy Demuth. In the sportscars it will be interesting to see how Jelle De Coninck and his new Norma M20 FC Turbo fares. With Cyrille Frantz, Marcel Steiner and Patrik Zajelsnik the Belgian will face two rivals that are among the best in Europe. A special entry is that of Frank Maas. The former Luxembourg champion will make a one-race comback in the Osella PA20/S of Uwe Lang.

The touringcars look to be dominated by Porsche. Nicolas Werver, Yanick Bodson and Anthony Dubois all bring 997’s to Eschdorf, although they are all in different versions. Frédéric Neff enters in a slighlty older 996 and of course multiple Eschdorf touringcar winner Herbert Stolz is once again present in his impressive Porsche 935 DPII. There are also several “bergmonsters” on the entrylist. The Opel Kadett C GT/R driven by Holger Hovemann and the Ford Escort Cosworth of Romeo Nüssli are just two examples…

German and Berg-Cup champion André Wiebe will not compete a full season in 2017. His championship winning Renault Laguna Williams is present next weekend but with another family member behind the wheel. The most competitive class is as always the E1 -2000 class. Local Canio Marchione, Austrian Thomas Strasser or Belgian Fabrizio Casciario will head the challenge against the best drivers from Germany.
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