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 Course de Côte d’Abreschviller – Saint Quirin 2017

Sébastien Petit scored his third victory of the season at the Course de Côte d’Abreschviller – Saint Quirin this weekend. Cyrille Frantz had a trouble-free weekend and could claim second place. It should come as no surprise that Geoffrey Schatz finishes third.

In Formula 3 the gaps were very small this weekend. Between winner Billy Ritchen and sixth placed Alban Thomas was less than a second. In CN2 this was much the same. Here fifth placed Charlie Martin was still within a second of class-winner David Guillaumard. Interestingly all three CN3 drivers finished ahead of the CN2 drivers, something that does not happen very often in France.

Pierre Corroye is the man to beat this year in the touringcar category. After absolutely dominating at the Col Saint Pierre last weekend, the young McLaren MP4 driver put in another stellar performance in Abreschviller. Even though the track is just 2,1 kilometres long he managed to put runner-up Philippe Schmitter a full 1,5 seconds behind! Current champion Nicolas Werver had a bad weekend. His Porsche 997 GT2 suffered technical problems all weekend which saw him drop way down the order.

Apart from the French Championship there were also points given towards the Luxembourg Hillclimb Championship. Daniel Donkels surprised his two rivals to claim victory in the singleseaters. Canio Marchione advanced the three Schilling cars to take touringcar victory.
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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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Entrylist Course de Côte d’Abreschviller – Saint Quirin 2017

Entrylist for the Course de Côte d’Abreschviller – Saint Quirin. It is the third round of the French Hillclimb Championship and the first round of the Luxembourg Hillclimb Championship.
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Calendar Luxembourg Hillclimb Championship 2017

DateEventPlace 
29-30/04/2017Course de Côte Abreschviller-St. QuirinAbreschviller
06-07/05/2017European Hill RaceEschdorf
04-05/06/2017Wolsfelder AvD/EMSC BergrennenWolsfeld
15-16/07/2017Homburger ADAC BergrennenHomburg
29-30/07/2017Course de Côte de La BroqueSchirmeck
05-06/08/2017Int. Osnabrücker BergrennenHilter/Borgloh
19-20/08/2017St. Ursanne - Les RangiersSt. Ursanne
09-10/09/2017Course de Côte de Turckheim - 3 EpisTurckheim

Results Course de Côte de Saint Ursanne – Les Rangiers 2016

160821_stursanneSimone Faggioli was again unbeatable at the Course de Côte de Saint Ursanne – Les Rangiers. At the fastest hillclimb in Europe Faggioli broke his own trackrecord with quite a margin to take victory. David Hauser was best singleseater driver in second. However the driver from Luxembourg only scores points for his own nation’s championship. As a result Christian Merli keeps the pressure on Faggioli in the European Championship.

As Eric Berguerand was not present this weekend Joel Volluz had a great chance to score some points for the Swiss Hillclimb Championship. A serious accident in the first race heat prevented that plan. As a result Marcel Steiner was the best local in fourth. The most competitive class this weekend was the E2-SS -2000 with almost 30 drivers. Darren Warwick proved the fastest driver in this class and the Briton also finished fifth overall.

Best of the touringcar drivers was Reto Meisel with his unique Mercedes SLK340. He was closely followed by Ronnie Bratschi and E2-SH winner Dan Michl. Nikola Miljkovic and Christian Schweiger both won their classes so this category of the European Championship remains unchanged.

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Results Bergrennen Osnabrück 2016

160807_osnabruckThe International Hillclimb Cup visited its shortest event on the schedule. The Bergrennen Osnabrück in northern Germany also counted towards the Luxembourg Championship. Even though Joel Volluz was quickest in the second of three races, his aggregate time was not enough to keep Christian Merli from victory. Behind the two Osella FA30 pilots finished Cup points leader Vaclav Janik in third.

Ronnie Bratschi scored maximum points in E1 with class victory. The Swiss was also best touringcarpilot in the event. He was joined on the podium by the two GT3 BMW’s of local circuit racing squad Walkenhorst Racing.

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Results Homburger Bergrennen 2016

160717_homburgResults for the Homburger Bergrennen.

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Results European Hill Race (Eschdorf) 2016

Results of the European Hill Race in Eschdorf.

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