Gurston Down Hill Climb


May 2018
Round 7 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2018

As the Crystal Palace Sprint was unfortunately cancelled this year, I was able to take part at Gurston Down for the second time.

The weather was mixed with heavy showers and warm spells all weekend.

P1 - 38.56s
P2 - 37.59s
P3 - 36.47s - PB for practice run
P4 - 40.48s
T1 - 36.98s - PB for timed run and Edward Lewis award
T2 - 37.04s

Winner - Mike Sankey 34.78s

Saturday 26th May & Sunday 27th May

We thought this chap had slept outside all night,
only to realise 'he' wasn't real!
This is where our keys landed when Maggie tripped in the
trailer paddock and the keys went flying. We searched
everywhere and finally found them neatly hooked inside
the wheel arch of the Caterham!

May 2017
Round 4 - Lotus Seven Speed Championship 2017

This is my first visit to Gurston Down, as normally this is the Crystal Palace weekend, but as CP was moved back to August Bank Holiday I didn't want to miss the opportunity of competing here. This is overall the fastest hillclimb I've competed at and although I enjoyed it, I was far too cautious to begin with (understandably) and getting my set-up wrong didn't help as I had way too much understeer.

The weather was dry and warm with a little shower before T2 just enough to dampen the ground.

P1 - 44.07s - Too cautious
P2 - 38.35s - Much improved
P3 - 38.23s - Consistent
P4 - 37.59s - My fastest time of the weekend, shame it was on a practice run!
T1 - 38.41s - Over drove in parts
T2 - 37.94s - Looking forward to next year...

Winner - Shaun Elwell 33.53s

Saturday 27th May & Sunday 28th May

Sprinting & Hillclimbing