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Hill Climb

Hill climbing has been part of British motorsport since the early days, with many famous drivers, including Sir Stirling Moss, having competed on the hills.

What is a Hill Climb?

Cars tackle an uphill course one-by-one, with the quickest time dictating the winner. Competitors are given practice runs before the competition starts, before a minimum of two competitive runs, with the best time counting in the final results.

How do I start?

  • First, go to some meetings and chat with the competitors, then join your local hill climb club. You may also want to have a look at the Hillclimb & Sprint Association website
  • Apply for your Motorsport UK RS Inter Club Competition Licence, available to anyone aged 16 or above
  • You can use your standard road-going car in Hill Climbs without any additional safety items
  • You can also build (or buy) a modified Hill Climb car or even a specialist single-seater, there are a wide variety of classes catering for many options. Modified production cars, or specialist Sprint or Hill Climb vehicles are required to be fitted with a Roll Over Protection System (ROPS), details of which can be found in section S of the Motorsport UK Yearbook
  • Due to the high-speed nature of Hill Climbs you will need to buy some Motorsport UK-compliant safety gear such as a helmet, fireproof overalls, gloves and, for some classes, a Frontal Head Restraint device. Details can be found in section S and section K of the Motorsport UK Yearbook
  • Technical regulations for Sprints & Hill Climbs are found in section S of the Motorsport UK Yearbook. Specific event or Championship regulations are found in Supplementary Regulations (SRs) made available by the organiser
  • The Association of Hill Climb and Sprint Schools run courses to help you prepare for your first event or obtain a competition licence upgrade