First closed-road hillclimb to take place in Cornwall

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A new closed-road hillclimb will take place at Watergate Bay in Cornwall in September this year.

The event has been jointly organised by Truro and District Motor Club, Newquay Auto Club and Plymouth Motor Club.

It will start outside the Watergate Bay Hotel and run on the B3276, the stretch between Padstow and Newquay, over a distance of 720 metres. 

It is the first hillclimb to take advantage of the new closed-road legislation which allows motor clubs to organise events with the blessing of the governing body, the Motor Sports Association, and the local councils. 

A maximum of 90 cars will be able to compete on the September 15/16 hillclimb. The event is the brainchild of Dave Brenton, competition secretary at Truro DMC. He will also be deputy event director of the Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb.

He said: “We’ve had great help over the past five years from Ian Davis, the MSA’s Regional, Rallies and Cross Country executive, and excellent support for the event from local businesses and landowners. We hope the event will provide a real end-of-tourist-season boost to the local economy.”

Simon Blunt, MSA general secretary, said: “Within a year of announcing the success of our campaign for closed roads, we’ve been able to issue a permit for the third event, the Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb, which shows a really encouraging early uptake from our event organising clubs.

“What’s particularly exciting is that the three events represent different types of motorsport in various parts of the country. We look forward to being part of each one, and to receiving even more applications for new events in other areas of England and also in Wales.”

All proceeds from the event will go to local charities.

 

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