Hill Climb Was Motorsport at Its Best, Says Paul

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Paul Matty, of Paul Matty Sportscars and winner of Class 18, recorded the fourth fastest time of the day at the Chateau.

On the final run of the weekend in the Pre-1968 Racing Cars over 1500cc class, Paul had to drive the whole course holding onto the gearstick!

He said: “On Saturday, there was just 0.2 seconds between myself and Jack Woodhouse for fastest time of the day (FTD). With the rain on Sunday morning, I couldn’t do a lot. I really went for it on Sunday afternoon, but the car jumped out of gear on the first bend.”

Paul recorded a time of 43.29 seconds, just 0.04 seconds behind David Gidden and less than a second behind Jack Woodhouse, who claimed the overall Fastest Time of the Day.

Paul was full of praise for the Hill Climb.

He said: “It was a fantastic event. None of us have come down to earth yet. It was a blank canvas and the organisers put so much work into it. 

“It was amazing how many spectators were there. So many of them had never been to a hill climb before, it must have introduced a lot of new people to the sport.

“Other events have added things like funfairs, but this was about pure motorsport and the fantastic venue. Hopefully it will stick with the same formula for next year. Lots of my competitor friends hope they will be lucky enough to get an invite so they are able to take part next year!”

  • Lotus Type 35, Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
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