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British hill climb championship and BRM celebrations at Shelsley Walsh

Over 170 of the top drivers from across the UK are entered in the Avon Tyres MSA British Hill Climb Championship being held at Shelsley Walsh, near Worcester at the beginning of June.

2011 Champion Scott Moran will be defending his title in the family Gould GR61X single seater racing car, shared with his father Roger, himself champion in 1997, alongside leading contenders Trevor Willis in the OMS V8 and Wallace Menzies in a Cosworth-powered DJ Firestorm.

The event on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of June will also host rounds of the Midland Hill Climb Championship and the TTC Group MSA Leaders Championship, as well as twelve cars entered into the Pirelli Ferrari Hill Climb Championship.

The entry list includes classes for Road Going and Specialist Production Cars, Hill Climb Super Sports, Classic Saloons, Sports Libre, Eight Shelsley Specials, Twelve Historic 500cc cars, Formula Fords and over 60 modern racing cars.

A gathering of BRM cars will take place over the weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Graham Hill winning his first Formula 1 World Championship and the first for BRM. The P25 that won BRM’s first World Championship Grand Prix at Zandvoort in 1959, Richard Attwood’s P261, and the BRM FF built by Roy Lane already confirmed. Notable BRM personnel will also be present throughout the weekend with BRM designer Tony Southgate and Team Manager Tim Parnell and David Owen are expected to attend.

Mixed practice and qualifying takes place on the Saturday with timed competition runs, in programme order, from 9.30am on the Sunday.

A ‘Top 12 Run Off’ for the twelve fastest cars entered into the British Championship will take place after both the Sunday morning and afternoon sessions, with full commentary provided.

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