What I enjoy most about Hillclimbs and Sprints are the short, sharp runs that usually last for less than 60 seconds. This is where you must be so precise and accurate in everything you do to be rewarded with a competitive time.
This type of motorsport does not require fuel or tyre management so you can fully commit to racing against the clock. Winners are often determined by hundredths of a second, making for exciting competition and allowing very little margin for error.
I find driving a high-powered single seater at high speed truly exhilarating. However, regulations are relatively open so you can enter and race against a diverse and impressively engineered field of cars, ranging from the most sophisticated and modern single seaters to highly modified saloons and pre-war era sports cars.
One aspect I particularly enjoy about Hillclimbs and Sprints is the relaxed and social atmosphere of the paddock, which caters and entertains all drivers from the ages of 16 up to 80+.
I would like to thank Motorsport Ireland for its support of Hillclimbing and Sprints over the years, both nationally and internationally. It is easy to get involved at all levels and I would encourage anyone to give this fantastic sport a go!