Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb

15 Sep 2018 to 16 Sep 2018
Watergate bay Hill Climb Howard Fowler
Watergate Bay
Watergate bay Hill Climb Howard Fowler
Watergate bay Hill Climb Howard Fowler
Watergate Bay
Watergate Bay Hotel
Watergate Bay Hotel
Watergate Bay
Cornwall
TR8 4AA
Accessible
Dog Friendly
A ground breaking motorsport event for Cornwall and the UK,

Located at the seaside resort of Watergate Bay, Cornwall, Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb is a landmark motorsport event which will see around 90 cars and competitors compete against the clock along the B3276 coast road between Padstow and Newquay. Starting just yards from the Atlantic shoreline, the course winds its way up the 720-metre climb in this innovative motorsport weekend. This exciting speed event will become the first closed public-road Hillclimb to take place in England.

FIA World Rallycross ace and Monster Energy Athlete Liam Doran is a notable entry on the list. Doran, famed for his impressive grit and determination on the motorsport scene, will bring his impressive and ultra-rare Ford RS200 Pikes Peak edition to tackle the hill. With almost 1000 brake-horse-power under his right foot, Doran is one of the favourites to take the maiden hill record.
 
Ginetta GT5 racer and motorsport personality Charlie Martin will also head for Watergate Bay next month but will feel as comfortable on the hill as she does on the circuits around the UK. Martin is no stranger to the sport of hillclimbing, having started her motorsport career in the category and competing in events across Europe. Martin has been contesting the ultra-competitive single make Ginetta series but is chasing a dream to one day contest the infamous Le Mans 24 Hours. Her weekend in Cornwall will see her back behind the wheel of a BMW Mini Cooper however as she heads back to her roots.  “It may be the shortest race on my 2018 calendar, but that has no bearing on how excited I am to be competing at Watergate Bay Hillclimb for this historical race” says Martin.

Jointly organised by Truro and District Motor Club, Newquay Auto Club and Plymouth Motor Club, the event will mark a first for Cornwall and the UK thanks to the passing of a new law in Parliament which enables the suspension of the Road Traffic Act for motorsport events. It will be sanctioned by the Motor Sports Association (MSA) which governs the sport in the UK.

From an idea in 2013 by Truro Motor Club Competition Secretary and now Deputy Event Director of Watergate Bay Hillclimb Dave Brenton, the concept has grown significantly in strength and has gained support from a wealth of local businesses who are keen to see the event become an annual event.

Organisers will also ensure local charities benefit from the weekend, with all profits being donated to the Cornwall Air Ambulance and Cornwall Food Foundation, which includes Jamie Oliver’s apprentice training scheme at the nearby Fifteen restaurant. Since the announcement earlier in the year, competitors from across the UK have been marking their intention to contest the hillclimb and organisers are anticipating a packed entry in September.

Spectators will be well catered for during the weekend with trade displays and the chance to walk around the paddock area, as well as scenic spectator areas to watch the action.
The hillclimb will start from 9am on each day and entry to the event costs £10 per adult and the spectator car park can be accessed by travelling along the B3276 from Newquay towards Watergate Bay. There will also be a First Bus service from Newquay

www.watergatebayhillclimb.co.uk

 

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