Calendar Italian Modern Hillclimbs 2018

Below is the complete calendar of all 29 modern hillclimbs in 2018.

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Calendar Italian Historic Hillclimb Championship 2018

The Italian Historic Hillclimb Championship will count 10 events in 2018. They are the same races that were competed this year. There are also four non-championship events scheduled. One of them is the legendary Bologna – Raticosa Hillclimb that was last contested in 2015. Of course the Historics are also allowed to drive as support in the modern events, for those dates you will need to see the other calendar.

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Calendar Italian Hillclimb Championship 2018

The calendar for the Italian Hillclimb Championship was released yesterday. In 2018 there will be again 12 events. There are are two new events. The Alpe del Nevegal near Belluno replaces the Trofeo Vallecamonica. The Cronoscalata Luzzi – Sambucina replaces the Cronoscalata del Reventino. There are also some notable changes in the dates. Alpe del Nevegal moves from its August date to the beginning of May. The Trofeo Lodovico Scarfiotti travels the calendar in reverse. The Cronoscalata Pedavena – Croce d’Aune returns to the beginning of September which gives Luzzi – Sambucina the possibility to close the season. The Cronoscalata della Castellana is the reserve event in 2018.

The dates of the Italian Hillclimb Cup (TIVM) are not yet released. However it is already known which events will be part of the Cup next year. The Cronoscalata Cellara – Colle d’Ascione, the Cronoscalata Val d’Anapo – Sortino and the Cronoscalata Alghero – Scala Piccada all held succesful non-championship events this year and are promoted into the Cup. Trofeo Vallecamonica, Cronoscalata Berzo – Demo – Cevo and Salita Marone – Zone disappear.

If there are any non-championship events in 2018 is not yet known at this point in time.

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Results Cronoscalata Alghero – Scala Piccada 2017

The Cronoscalata Alghero – Scala Piccada was the final hillclimb of the year in Italy. This event on Sardinia did not count towards any championship this year. Still some 80 drivers, including many from the mainland, participated in this 56th edition.

Omar Magliona is the most succesful Hillclimb racer from Sardinia. At his home race the Sportscar champion secured a comfortable victory. Deigo Degasperi drove once more with the Osella FA30 and finished second overall. Third place was for another local Giuseppe Vacca. He narrowly finished ahead of Federico Liber. Gianclaudio Dessi was the CN winner and fifth overall. Franco Perini steered his spectacular Alfa Romeo 155 DTM to 8th overall and touringcar victory.

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Results Cronoscalata Giarre – Montesalice – Milo 2017

The Cronoscalata Giarre – Montesalice – Milo was the final round of the Italian Hillclimb Cup South. Domenico Cubeda won the event and the Cup.

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Results Cronoscalata Cividale – Castelmonte 2017

Results of the Cronoscalata Cividale – Castelmonte.

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Results Cronoscalata Pedavena – Croce d’Aune 2017

The Cronoscalata Pedavena – Croce d’Aune was the final round of the Italian Hillclimb Championship. The numbers one and two of the European Championship gave one more battle here in northern Italy. Like they were all season, Simone Faggioli and Christian Merli were equally matched. For a long time it looked like Merli would win this final battle. He was the quickest in both practise sessions and again in the first race on Sunday morning. But in the second race Faggioli set the fastest time of the weekend. On aggregate Faggioli was also the quickest and therefore the winner. Diego De Gasperi in the Team Faggioli Osella FA30 completed the podium in third.

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Results Cronoscalata Luzzi – Sambucina 2017

The Italian Hillclimb Cup South continued with the Cronoscalata Luzzi – Sambucina. The race was stopped early after an incident occured at the end of the second race. For some reason two spectators took a nasty fall and required immediate medical attention. They were transported to the hospital but did not have life threatening injuries. The race was not resumed anymore. This meant that the E2-SC and E2-SS classes could not complete their second race. For this reason no official general classifications were published. With a combined time of 7:18,55 Franz Caruso was the unofficial winner. Class results were determined based on the amount of races completed.

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Results Coppa Nissena 2017

The Italian Hillclimb Championship remained on Sicily for the Coppa Nissena near Caltanissetta. The race was seriously delayed by an early autumn storm. Only just after midday did the first race begin. However in the end everybody managed to complete 2 runs succesfully.

Domenico Scola continued his winning streak at the Coppa Nissena. It was however one of his closest victories this year. In the first race Omar Magliona was just .01 seconds slower than the new Italian Champion. In the second race Scola did manage to increase his lead a little. The final difference came down to just .14 seconds. Pietro Nappi had some trouble with the set-up of his Team Faggioli Osella FA30. The experienced driver still finished third overall. Francesco Conticelli was just sixth after the first race session but in the second race he managed to jump to fourth. One of the drivers he passed was Luca Ligato. The CN Class winner saw his championship rival Achille Lombardi retire with fuel pump issues.

With just one more event to go some drivers are already certain of their class championship. At the Coppa Nissena Salvatore D’Amico (Group A), Antonio Migliuolo (Group N) and Antonio Scappa (Group RS) became mathematically certain of their titles.

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Results Coppa del Chianti Classico 2017

The Coppa del Chianti Classico was the final round of the European Historic Hillclimb Championship and also the Italian Historic Hillclimb Championship. Uberto Bonucci sped to victory and the European Title in category 4. He just missed out on the Italian Title in group 4. Here Piero Lottini takes the title with just 0.5 point advantage. The Peroni family was in excellent form in Chianti. Father Giuliano won Group 5 and finished third overall. His sons also won their groups. Stefano was succesful in group 3 and second overall, Franco was the best of the modern racers.

In Group 1 Harald Mössler was the fastest driver up the 8 kilometres of the Chianti Hillclimb. The Austrian is also the new European Champion in Category 1. Tiberio Nocentini was best Italian driver in Group 1. The Chevron B19 pilot is again the Italian Champion of this group.

The European Championship in Category 2 was still very close before the event. Giuliano Palmieri and Josef Michl were seperated by just a single point before the event. But a brilliant drive saw Palmieri take victory, the European title and also the Italian title.

In Group 3 Stefano Peroni once again obliterated all the opposition. Out of the 10 races competed this year Peroni won 8 of them. He ends the season with more than double the points of his closest rival. In the European Championship Jiri Kubicek won the title. The Czech driver in the little Skoda was quicker than his main rival Gerald Glinzner.

Only misfortune could stop Giuliano Peroni from obtaining the Group 5 title at Chianti. As we have already seen Peroni won the group and obviously the title. Gina Colotto eventually finished second in points but deserves respect for participating in all 10 rounds of the championship. Ondrej Chytil is the new European Champion in Category 5.

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