Brecon Motor Club runs popular hill climb event

The two-day event returned recently with great success

Saturday 2nd July 2022 6:00 am
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Josh Jones secured a class win on the Saturday in his Peugeot 205 (Photo by Alan Griffin )

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After a two-year break Brecon Motor Club was finally able to run the popular Epynt Hillclimb once again recently, writes Mark Griffin.

A bumper entry was received and a number of local drivers put in a appearance to support the club.

The event is a two-day affair and it was very much a weekend of two halves as Saturday was blighted by the first rain in weeks but Sunday dawned fine and dry and stayed that way.

Fastest man on the hill was Simon Rogers from Dryslwyn near Carmarthen who set a time of 45.04 seconds in his Hyabusa-powered Caterham. Keeping him honest throughout the weekend was second place John Morgan from Bridgend in a Vauxhall-powered Westfield who also brought his BDG-powered Ford Anglia along to contest a different class.

Local drivers included Josh Jones who won his class on the Saturday by the smallest of margins in his Peugeot 205 but lost out on Sunday to record second.

Brother Craig Jones had no intention of entering but after watching on Saturday couldn’t resist and gave his hybrid Mitsubishi-based Ford Fiesta an airing with a late Sunday entry bagging the class win in the process.

Not to be left out Josh and Craig’s father also competed in his road rally Peugeot 309 GTi.

Malcolm Rich wheeled out his Ford Anglia for the first time since November where it scored an epic victory in its class on the RAC Rally, joining two other Anglias that had entered.

Event sponsor Tim Dennis hadn’t been out in his Mini for two years but persevered to claim second in a very hotly contested class which was full of fast Minis. All in all the weekend was very successful and supported by many of the clubs loyal membership.

Many competitors were full of praise for the organisation and plans are already in hand for thew 2023 edition.

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