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Hillclimb action this weekend at Gurston Down
Updated 11:37am Tuesday 17th June 2014 in Sport
The Spire FM Midsummer Speed Fest surges into action on Saturday and Sunday June 21 and 22 with two packed days of competition at Gurston Down Speed Hillclimb, Broad Chalke, near Salisbury, the country’s most-awarded speed venue.
Saturday features a mouth-watering collection of Porsches contesting the Baylis & Harding Porsche Club Speed Championship, plus a full programme of competition prepared production cars, sports racing cars and single seater racing cars.
Sunday will feature a delectable class of Ferraris contending the Pirelli Ferrari Hillclimb Challenge preceding the usual big field of production-based racers, sports racing and racing cars.
And as well as the four-wheeled competitors, the country’s top riders and passengers from the National Hillclimb Association will be wowing the crowds on one, two and three wheels on both days.
Local drivers and riders feature throughout the entry on both days.
Among the 20-strong Porsche entry on Saturday is David Hilton from Fyfield, (3.6 Porsche 996 GT3RS) who finished third last June and in Sunday’s Morgan Cars class Alan Foster from Winchester (3.9 Morgan +8) won the class last year and looks favourite to do the same again.
The well-supported 2000cc roadgoing series production class sees Paul Hearne from Andover in his Renault Clio and often the sole preserve of the classic Mini, the up to 1400cc modified series production class pits record holderJim White from Southampton (1.4 Austin Mini Clubman) against regular competitor Neil Turner from Andover (1.4 Mini Cooper ‘S’.
Finally Roy Barker from Stockbridge returns to the fray in the over 2000cc modified series production saloon car class where he still holds the class record in his 2.3t Mitsubishi Evo 5.