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 Cronoscalata Verzegnis – Sella Chianzutan 2017

After the cyclists climbed the Sella Chianzutan earlier this week, it was now time for the cars to take on the mountain for the Cronoscalata Verzegnis – Sella Chianzutan. Thanks to a brilliant run in the first race Christian Merli secured himself the victory. That Domenico Scola was the quickest driver in the second race did not matter as it was not nearly enough to unsettle Merli from first position. Two Osella PA2000 drivers in Domenico Cubeda and Francesco Conticelli finished third and fourth respectively. Fifth was for an unstoppable Luca Ligato, the CN winner. Ligato saw his main rival Achille Lombardi retire in the first race, so he gained a massive amount of points this weekend.

As usual the Verzegnis Hillclimb counted for a number of different championships. The International Hillclimb Cup celebrated its fourth round of the season. Vaclav Janik is still unopposed in the sportscars. With his third place in E2-SC he scores again a number of points. In Group E1 Ronnie Bratschi made his first appearance of the year. The Swiss Champion immediately won the Group, although he was slower than silhouette driver Manuel Dondi. Karel Trneny will be Bratshi’s main rival this season. At Verzegnis the Czech remained close to Bratschi and finished second in the group. In the Production Cars Laszlo Hernadi collected half points for his class victory in S2000.

Karl Schagerl was the fastest driver in the Austrian Hillclimb Championship. He advanced Hannes Kaufmann and Andreas Stollnberger. Milan Bubnic absolutely dominated the Slovenian Championship. His lead over runner-up Peter Marc and third placed Ales Prek was enormous.
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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 Rechbergrennen 2017

No time for reports this week, so just the results.

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Preview, Timing and Entrylist Rechbergrennen 2017

Just one week and one day before the European Hillclimb Championship starts at the Rechbergrennen. Just under 250 drivers have entered of which 169 in the modern race and the other 80 in the historics. Apart of the EHC there are also points for the national championships of Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia.

In Category 2 the best 8 drivers of 2016 return this year. Simone Faggioli is the favourite in E2-SC. In E2-SS the three Osella FA30s of Christian Merli, Paride Macario and Milos Benes will be the drivers to watch. In CN Andrea Bormolini has switched to a 3-litre Osella PA20/S to have a little horsepower advantage over the opposition. Fellow Italians Stefano Crespi and Marco Capucci will be his closest rivals. E2-SH appears to be another year of Czech domination. Marek Rybnicek, Dan Michl, Vladimir Vitver and Jiri Los will go for victory with Polish driver “Dubai” as outsider.

In Category 1 champion Nikola Miljkovic has moved to the circuit racing. Shkelzen Lajci and Jaromir Maly will battle it out for Group N victory this year. In previous years the championship was always decided between Group A and Group N. Because the Lancers are not homologated in Group A anymore it will be a struggle to get full points at every race this season. Nevertheless Lukas Vojacek will contest (most?) races in a Subaru Impreza WRX. In Austria he will have a formidable rival in Mini Cooper WRC pilot Jan Liptak. Group GT has 4 entries from4 nations in 4 different cars. FIA Hillclimb Masters winner Lucio Peruggini could be the favourite here. Finally Laszlo Hernadi is the only driver in Group S2000.

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Calendar Slovenia Hillclimb Championship 2017

DateEventPlace 
29-30/04/2017Grosser Preis von Österreich, RechbergrennenTulwitz
06-07/05/2017Nagrada Stubickih ToplicaStubičke Toplice
27-28/05/2017Verzegnis-Sella ChianzutanVerzegnis
17-18/06/2017GHD GorjanciGorjanci
12-13/08/2017GHD LucineLucine
02-03/09/2017Petrol Ilirska BistricaIlirska Bistrica
16-17/09/2017Buzetski DaniBuzet
14-15/10/2017Cividale CastelmonteCividale

Results GHD Lučine 2016

160814_lucineThis weekend the International Hillclimb Cup (IHCC) visited Slovenia for the GHD Lučine. The weather was perfect for hillclimb racing and the trackrecord was broken multiple times.

The first to go under the trackrecord was Vaclav Janik. But before the first race was over Federico Liber had already retrieved his record with a faster time. In the second run Janik took back the lead and in the third run he improved his time still a little bit more. Liber on the other hand could not hold onto his speed from the first run so the Italian had to yield victory to Janik. With this victory Janik is now secure of the International Hillclimb Cup Category II. His closest rival and teammate Petr Trnka finished third in Lucine which saw him secure second place in points.

In Category III Ronnie Bratschi was the only driver to seriously compete in the IHCC. The Swiss was present in Lucine but retired in the first race run. Nevertheless he still secured the Category III title.

Only in Category I is the points race still open. Although Laszlo Hernadi has competed in almost all the events, it is not enough to clinch the title. As he competes in S2000 the Hungarian only scores half points at each event. He added another nine points to his total in Lucine but still lost his championship lead. For Gabriella Pedroni it was only her third event of the season. But Group A victory gave the full 25 points which gives her a 7,5 point lead over Hernadi.

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Results GHD Gorjanci 2016

Results of the GHD Gorjanci.
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