Motor Sport News - - Where To Go This Season - PL

It has run only once since the orig­i­nal demise of mo­tor­sport at the ho­tel, but the 2015 Chateau Imp­ney Hill Climb was a ma­jor hit.

The 2016 edi­tion will run over the se­cond week­end in July and prom­ises to be even bet­ter, with around 200 cars in com­pe­ti­tion.

Keep­ing as true as pos­si­ble to the course used through un­til 1967, the new track was widened, sur­faced and ex­tended at ma­jor ex­pense to form the ba­sis of a new long-term an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of mo­tor­sport his­tory.

With cars from up to 1967 – the first chap­ter in the venue’s his­tory – the en­try is high on di­ver­sity and qual­ity and ERAS fea­tured promi­nently in 2015. The ac­tion is set in man­i­cured grounds and the hill rushes along in front of the chateau be­fore swing­ing right and climb­ing suf­fi­ciently to con­firm hillclimb sta­tus.

Re­laxed, un­crowded, com­pet­i­tive on track and backed up by lots of off-track at­trac­tions, it’s al­ready a great event and will only get bet­ter as it con­tin­ues to run.

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