Men­zies pins his hopes for a hill­climb crown on new Gould for 2016

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Bri­tish Hill­climb racer Wal­lace Men­zies hopes that a car up­grade mid­way through the 2016 cam­paign will give him the leg up he needs to claim a first ti­tle.

The Stir­ling-based Scot will start the year, which be­gins at Prescott this week­end, in the Gould GR55 that he took to third place in last year’s com­pe­ti­tion. How­ever, he has or­dered an up­dated Gould GR59, fit­ted with a 3.3-litre Cos­worth pow­er­plant.

“I stepped up to the GR55 for the 2014 sea­son and it was a rev­e­la­tion,” said Men­zies, who re­cently broke the track record at Kames dur­ing a speed event.

“It was a very drive­able car. I had used a DJ chas­sis be­fore that, but the Gould was a much bet­ter de­vel­oped car. The han­dling was strong and you could tell that the chas­sis had had a lot of in­put from oth­ers. The new Gould GR59 should be a step for­ward from that again.”

Men­zies was third in the ta­ble last year

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