June 22, 2024

The Donegal Motor Membership has confirmed that this yr’s Knockalla Hill Climb will go forward subsequent month.

The occasion will happen on the weekend of the 2nd and third of September with Kellys Toyota as the brand new Title Sponsor for 2023.

There had been some uncertainty over whether or not or not it might go forward after the organising committee encountered just a few ‘technical points’ that arose late within the day. 

These points would have had severe implications for the occasion. 

“Fortunately, because of the exhausting work and expertise of this yr’s Clerks of the Course (COC) Micheal Kelly, Larry Harper, the organising staff and the Donegal Motor Membership Committee a profitable answer was discovered with the Hill Climb Fee for Donegal Motor Membership to accommodate this years Knockalla Hill Climb to run as counting rounds of the ALEKTO Irish Hill Climb and Dash Championship as has been the case for a lot of profitable years,” a Donegal Motor Membership spokesperson mentioned.

“We welcome Kellys Toyota as title sponsor this yr. Kellys Toyota has at all times been a proud supporter of the Donegal Motor Membership and we’re delighted that they’ve proven confidence in our occasion once more this yr. We sit up for welcoming many extra of our sponsors again once more this yr,” they added. 

Once more, this yr the highest prizes are the Danny Gormley and John Leinster Memorial trophies, with the one change being the introduction of a ‘digital chicane’ on a trial foundation. It is a easy visitors mild system simply after the beginning line much like the pit lane system in F1 the place the automobiles sluggish till the lights flip inexperienced, then go racing.

Final yr’s COC, Michael Kelly, is once more taking cost of Saturday’s racing and he had this to say on this yr’s racing.

“After the tremendous success of final yr’s Danny Gormley fiftieth Anniversary Memorial Hillclimb, which was a incredible weekend for the rivals and organisers, we’re delighted to be welcoming everybody again to Knockalla once more this yr,” Mr Kelly mentioned.

“Like all the things today, issues are altering and we have now tailored to those modifications to make this hillclimb proceed because the premier hillclimb of the yr. This occasion can solely occur with the co-operation and help of the native residents, marshalls, rivals, many beneficiant and dependable sponsors, Donegal County Council, Motorsport Eire, Garda Siochana and the Emergency Companies.”     

Sunday’s COC, Larry Harper,  is not any stranger to the Knockalla Hill Climb having taken cost of the beginning line for a few years. 

“I’m delighted to be taking cost of Sunday’s Racing. We’ve through the years developed an actual good staff to run the hill with Francis Devine returning as chief marshal, Sam Pearson as Occasion Secretary together with marshals who’ve been coming right here to assist for years and a whole lot of contemporary faces that seem annually to make sure we run this occasion to the most effective of our talents,” Mr Harper mentioned. 

He mentioned he would encourage a whole lot of youthful and newer drivers to have a look at how straightforward and value efficient it’s to get your automobile hill climb logged and get a hillclimb licence to get the possibility to race on the world well-known Knockalla Hill. Twin drive and entry choices for one and two days can be found, with membership factors obtainable each days for Donegal Membership Marshals. 

Observe the Donegal Motor Membership social channels the place there will likely be masses extra bulletins over the approaching days on this yr’s occasions. However, don’t neglect, crucial factor of all is to get your entries on this week.

Entries can be found on the following hyperlink: https://docs.google.com/kinds/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjG23S-DYk054z_Dm-NKrLuucp4wT_FxJl8OF0Ad1MoF_efg/viewform


Well-known Knockalla Hill Climb lastly will get the inexperienced mild! was final modified: August 18th, 2023 by Employees Author