Hillclimbing

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May 07 2008

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Nobuhiro Tajima’s 2007 run of 10:01.408 to the top. Photo Wikipedia User:Hustvedt

Hillclimbing is a branch of motorsport in which drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course.
It is one of the oldest forms of motorsport, since the first known hillclimb (at La Turbie near Nice, France) took place as long ago as 31 January 1897. The hillclimb held at Shelsley Walsh, in Worcestershire, England is the world’s oldest continuously-staged motorsport event still staged on its original course, having been first run in 1905.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as the The Race to the Clouds, is an annual automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, a distance of 19.99 km (12.42 miles) over 156 turns, climbing 1,439 meters (4,721 ft) from the start at Mile 7 on Pikes Peak Highway at 2,862 meters (9,390 ft) on grades averaging 7% over both gravel and paved sections.

The overall fastest time on the mountain was achieved by Nobuhiro Tajima at 10:01.408. He was in a Suzuki XL7 Hill Climb Special while racing the Unlimited category. He beat the previous record set by Rod Millen set 13 years before in 1994 of 10:04.06.

FIA European Hill Climb Championship

25 – 27/04    Großer Bergpreis v. Österreich Rechbergrennen
09 – 11/05    Subida Internacional al Fito
16 – 18/05    Rampa Int. Serra da Esterala
30/05 – 01/06    ECCE HOMO Sternberk
06 – 08/06    Trierer ADAC/RTT Bergrennen
29/06        Trento Bondone
05 – 06/07    Coppa Bruno Carotti
19 – 20/07    Slovakia Matador
25 – 27/07    Petrol Ferrari Ilirska Bistrica
08 – 10/08    Mont Dore
16 – 17/08    St-Ursanne – Les Rangiers
19 – 21/09    Buzetski dani

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