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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Calendar Bosnia and Hercegovina Hillclimb Championship 2017

13-14/05/2017Nagrada Grada SkradinaSkradin
09-10/06/2017Nagrada Malacke SV. DujamSplit
24-25/06/2017Brdska Trka Istočno SarajevoSarajevo
29-30/07/2017Brdske Trke LopareLopare-Bijeljina
05-06/08/2017Cazin Grand PrixCazin
26-27/08/2017Brdske Trke JahorinaJahorina

Preview, Timing and Entrylist Course de Côte de Luc-en-Provence 2017

The first hillclimb of the year in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur (PACA) is the Course de Côte du Luc-en-Provence. It is an ideal event for testing as the “hillclimb” is simply a lap around the Circuit du Luc. Around 85 drivers are entered have entered at this moment and entries are open until midnight.

The sportscar class will be the most competitive class this weekend. 17 drivers have entered so far. David Guillaumard is one of them. The former Formula 3 pilot will debut his new Norma M20 FC sportscar here. Guillaumard will have an excellent reference in Jeremy Debels. The local PACA Champion returns this year with his Osella. Thomas Clausi and Anthony and Dominique Carifi are other fast drivers in this class. In the singleseaters Jean-Claude Morel is ready for another season in his Reynard 90D. Steeve Zerafa returns after a break with his Dallara F399. Emeline Breda will debut her Dallara F307.

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Preview, Timing and Entrylist Bergrallye Lödersdorf 2017

The Bergrallye Cup in Austra starts this Sunday with the Bergrallye Lödersdorf. It will be the first of 8 rounds this season.

The E1 +2000 4-wheel-drive class was very exciting last year. Felix Pailer, Werner Karl, Stefan Wiedenhofer and Markus Binder were very closely matched in every race. All four drivers return for 2017. Karl Schagerl is also entered in the Bergrallye-Cup with his mighty Volkswagen Golf Rallye TFSI-R. However the Austrian Champion is not yet certain he will compete in every round. At the Bergrallye Lödersdorf the drivers will be joined by Bruno Iannello in his famous Lancia Delta S4.

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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 Course de Côte de Neffiès 2017

Nicolas Verdier scored his second win of the season this weekend. At the Course de Côte de Neffiès the Dallara F302 pilot was much stronger than the opposition. Romain Gelly steered his Tatuus Renault to second while Cédric Monziols completed the podium. Fastest touringcar driver was Jean-Marie Almeras who also won the historic support race. In the ‘modern’ part of the race two Simcas Rallye III came out on top. Jean-Marc Boillot was the quickest and F2000 winner and Fabien Dardalhon was second and FC winner. Philippe Gres was third quickest and Group N winner.

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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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Results Subida a El Tanque 2017

Javier Afonso added his name to the palmares of the Subida a El Tanque this weekend. He won the event in the same Silver Car S2 with which his father Pedro was victorious between 2013 and 2015. Last year’s winner Benito Martin had to settle for second and Francisco José Suarez completed the podium.

Tenerife touringcar champion Jonathan Garcia dominated practise at El Tanque. But he quickly retired in the first race after a large stone damaged the oilfilter of his Seat Leon. José Alberto Diaz benefitted to take victory.

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