The new Hill Climb course is twice the length of the original sprint course, and very challenging. While there are some very fast sections, the course also includes a number of very tight bends, quite often at the end of long straights.
To find out just how challenging it was and to get some brilliant content for our blog and social media channels, we invited several drivers to bring their cars to the Chateau and give it a go. While they were tearing it up the course, the team from Hayfisher and our marketing team at Alias were capturing every moment of it on film so that we could get some great content for our promotional videos, which we’ll be sharing over the next few months.
Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos from the day:
The team from Hayfisher hard at work!
Simon Hope from our partner H&H comes around the corner in his Allard J2.
Paul Martin takes the Caesar Special for a spin up Impney Drive.
The ornamental gardens offer a fantastic view of the Hill Climb course.
Gemma from Team Alias interviews Shirley Monro, who hopes to compete at the event in July
The RIP (Jap/Morgan Special) gets tuned up for its next run.
Father and son Paul and Charlie Martin chat about the potential pitfalls of competing against your family …
Nick Topliss takes on the Impney course in his ERA R4A.
John Felix, clerk of the course, makes sure everything goes safely and smoothly as Duncan Ricketts in his ERA GP1 sets off on his run.
After a long day of filming, it was great to see we’d captured some fantastic footage!
We were delighted to host some truly fantastic cars and drivers at the Chateau last November, and you can see some of the footage from the day in our launch event video. Keep following the blog to find out more, and see even more photos from the day on our Facebook page.