Results Subida a La Plata 2017

Andrés Vilariño was one of the few drivers who had competed at the Subida a La Plata before yesterday. His previous knowledge of the track probably helped very little in his quest for victory. In difficult weather conditions Vilariño was only third in practise. However the Norma M20 FC pilot quickly recovered with three fastest times in as many raceheats. José Albino Garcia was the only other sportscar driver who was confident enough in the rain. The Silver Car S2 driver’s second place does him well in the Asturias Hillclimb Championship. José Antonio Lopez-Fombona had a great run in his Lamborghini Huracan to finish third overall. Best drivers in the rain were Fernando Castaedo (Renault Clio) and Angel Manuel Alvarez (Citroën Saxo VTS). With their little cars they finished 1-2 in practise. They obviously could not hold those positions but they still finished fifth and sixth overall.

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Results Subida a Los Loros 2017

It was cold on Tenerife where the Subida a Los Loros was competed this Saturday. Rain showers made the tyre choice even more difficult. Pedro Perez was the best driver in these difficult conditions. The BRC CM05 EVO pilot was fastest in practise and both races to take victory. Javier Afonso, Francisco José Suarez and Juan Lorenzo Gonzalez followed at a respectable distance. Sergio Carmelo Febles had to retire his Osella PA20/S sportscar already in practise.

Behind the four remaining sportscars the touringcars fought a very tense battle. Marcos Rodriguez was surprisingly fastest after practise, although the Honda Civic Type-R driver was helped by the fact that the rain intensified after he crossed the finishline. The weather was still quite bad in the first race but at least the top drivers moved back to the top of the results table. Jonathan Garcia was fastest in the first race in front of Roberto Gonzalez and Armando Diaz. Both Porsche drivers remained in the paddock to wait for better weather conditions. These came at the end of a (delayed) second race. Lauren Garcia benefitted and moved to the touringcar lead while Pedro Javier Afonso slotted into third. Antonio Ignacio Diaz in the Seat Leon Supercopa also moved up the leaderboard and settled himself into second spot.

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Preview, Timing and Entrylist Subida a La Plata 2017

The Asturias Hillclimb Championship will start this Saturday with the Subida a La Plata. This hillclimb near Avilés was competed 18 times between 1974 and 1996. 54 drivers are entered of which 11 in sportscars.

The favourite for victory is no doubt Andrés Vilariño. Some other notable names on the list are Ismael Garcia in a Silver Car EF10 and Jonathan Alvarez in a BRC B-49. The favourite in the touringcars is José Antonio Lopez-Fombona who brings his Lamborghini Huracan Supertrofeo.

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Videos Hillclimbs 18-19 March 2017

Below are a couple of videos of the hillclimbs that were competed last weekend.

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Preview, Timing and Entrylist Subida a Los Loros 2017

The Subida a Los Loros is already the fourth hillclimb of the year on the Canary Islands. But where the first events had only a handful of participants this will be very different this Saturday. 53 drivers have entered the speed hillclimb which is almost as much as the first three races of the year combined! Among the six sportscars entered there is also an Osella PA20/S which will be driven by Sergio Febles.

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Results Subida a Betancuria 2017

Results for the Subida a Betancuria on Fuerteventura. Luis Monzon steered his impressive new Audi R8 LMS to victory. Porsche drivers Enrique Cruz and Armide Martin improved quite a lot during the day but eventually came up short. They finished second and third respectively. José Manuel Gonzalez retired his BRC B-49 with engine damage.

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Preview, Timing and Entrylist Subida a Betancuria 2017

The Subida a Betancuria is the first hillclimb of the Canary Islands State Championship. The island of Fuerteventura does not hold many motorsport events. The Betancuria Hillclimb is in fact the only hillclimb of the year on the island. As a result the entrylist is rather thin with just 16 drivers. Although low on quantity the quality is certainly high this Saturday.

Sportscar champion José Manuel Gonzalez will begin his quest for his seventh title at Betancuria. It won’t be difficult though as he is the only CM-car entered… Touringcar champion Enrique Cruz will face harder opposition. Returning with the AutoGas Porsche he will be challenged by Armide Martin in a similar, but Gasoline powered Porsche 997. Martin’s teammate Luis Monzon is also present. Not with the Mini Cooper WRC he piloted in Juncalillo but with an Audi R8 LMS!

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Hillclimb Videos 11/12 March 2017

A couple of videos from the different hillclimbs that took place last weekend.

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Results Pujada a Les Ventoses 2017

Francesc Munne has won the Pujada a Les Ventoses. At the second round of the Catalunya Hillclimb Championship Munne was a lot quicker then everybody else. The Demon Car R34 driver even beat the trackrecord by 9 seconds. Two drivers from Andorra dominated the lower categories. Ramon Plaus won Category 2 and was second overall while Gerard De La Casa was once again the strongest in Category 3.

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Results Subida a Estepona – Peñas Blancas 2017

The Spanish Hillclimb Championship went underway this weekend in Andalucia with the Subida a Estepona Peñas Blancas. Andres Vilariño retired already in practise with technical problems in his Norma Sportscar. This left the door wide open for Javier Villa to take his first victory of the season. The reigning category 2 champion was hampered by electrical problems in his new BRC B-52 on Saturday but absolutely dominated Sunday with two fastest times. Runner-up Manuel Aviles could not challenge Villa but at least managed to come first in the Andalucian Championship. Jonathan Alvarez steered his new BRC B-49 to victory in Category 2 and third place overall.

In Category 3 José Antonio Aznar dominated on homeground. The Porsche 997 GT3 pilot was quickest in both the Spanish and the Andalucian Championship. Salvador Tineo completed his first hillclimb in the JTR 600 Silhouette in second. Cristobal Garcia put another Porsche 997 GT3 on the podium in third. José Antonio Lopez-Fombona debuted his new Lamborghini Huracan. A small spin in the guardrails ended his Saturday early but on Sunday he was back to finish fourth in category 3.

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