Jack Woodhouse, 25, claimed the title after completing the new 1,000-yard course in just 42.42 seconds, in front of almost 10,000 spectators.
His win was the culmination of a weekend-long event that saw the return of motorsport to Chateau Impney after an almost 50-year hiatus.
“It feels pretty special to be the first winner of the Chateau Impney Hill Climb,” he said. “Living just a few miles away from the Chateau, it’s a bit of a home event for me. It’s been great to be part something new and even more so as my dad has also been involved and my family has been here watching.
“I aim to be back next year, as long as the invite comes, and have a crack at defending my title!” he continued.
The finish of the hill climb was cause for double celebration for the Woodhouse family as Jack’s father Mark also got first place in his class. His time of just 45.71 was the 15th fastest time of the weekend.
Mark said “I am obviously delighted to win my class but I am absolutely thrilled that Jack’s driven so well over the weekend and secured the fastest time of the day – what an honour. It’s a nice local event, just down the road for us, and it’s been a fantastic venue to have a hill climb on. We couldn’t have planned it better – apart from the rain, but that affected me more than Jack. It’s been absolutely wonderful – we couldn’t praise the event any higher.”