BHC heads for Gurston Down!
Event: Rounds of the Avon Tyres/TTC Group MSA British Hillclimb Championship and Hillclimb Leaders Championship
Dates: Saturday May 25th (practice only) and Sunday May 26th (competition)
Starts: Practice from 8:30am both days, competition from approx. 1030 Sunday
Admission: £6.00 Saturday, £10.00 Sunday, accompanied under 14s free. Free parking.
The British Hillclimb Championship represent the very pinnacle of the sport of speed hillclimbing in the UK, half a minute or less of total commitment and concentration from Start to Finish as each driver races against the clock, and it all makes for an utterly astonishing spectacle. And that’s what is coming to Gurston Down on May 25th and 26th as the Avon Tyres/TTC Group MSA British Hillclimb Championship makes the first of two visits to the glorious Wiltshire venue this season.
2012 champion Trevor Willis fields a new OMS 28 chassis with the same 3.2 litre Powertec V8 as last year, and the Moran’s, Scott (2008/9/11 champion) and father Roger (1997 champion), field the same 3.5 Gould GR61X except for new sparkplugs! Indeed consistent finishing with front running pace has been key in the BHC Run Offs held so far this season, which is why the Moran’s currently hold the top two positions. Willis has made an amazing start to his 2013 campaign considering he is running an all new chassis but he spun away a potential win at Harewood in the second Run Off on May 12th and lies in third overall. And fourth place man Wallace Menzies (3.2 DJ Firestorm) missed one Run Off at Prescott’s season opener with a fuel leak and might otherwise have been a place higher in the table after some strong results, though no wins as yet in 2013. Meanwhile, Will Hall has scored in every Run Off in the 3.5 Force Nissan to round out the current top five in the BHC.
Trevor Willis, seen here in his OMS 25 in 2012, will run with Number 1 on his car for the first time at Gurston on May 25th/26th. Copyright: Simon McBeath / everleyphotography
As well as the top flight racing cars with their ex-Indycar and Formula 1 engines that battle it out in the British Hillclimb Championship, among the 145-strong entry you’ll also find cars ranging from specially prepared but essentially roadgoing production cars, to highly modified productions cars, through to purpose built sports racing cars and single seater racing cars, the drivers all competing for honours in their respective classes and points in the Hillclimb Leaders Championship.
Spectator access is unrivalled – you really can’t get closer to the action that at Gurston Down Speed Hillclimb. And with new catering and additional food and drink outlets on site there’s everything you need for a fantastic and great value day out, so do not miss this exciting event!
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