2008 British Hill Climb Championship season

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The 2008 Nicholson McLaren Engines British Hill Climb Championship season was the 62nd British Hill Climb Championship (BHCC) season. It was the last year in which Nicholson McLaren sponsored the championship, as MCL Motorhomes took over the championship sponsorship for 2009. The series was contested over 34 rounds, with the drivers' 28 best results counting for the championship. Scott Moran ended Martin Groves' dominance of the championship, by claiming the championship during round 27 at Gurston Down.

Calendar[edit]

  • The 2008 season consisted of seventeen meetings with two rounds at each. Times with a light blue background are hill records.
Round Hill Date Winning Driver Time
1 England Prescott 27 April Scott Moran 37.35
2 Scott Moran 37.69
3 England Barbon 10 May Martin Groves 20.71
4 Scott Moran 20.50[1]
5 England Harewood 11 May Scott Moran 49.38
6 Scott Moran 49.76
7 England Gurston Down 25 May Trevor Willis 31.05
8 Martin Groves 26.50
9 England Shelsley Walsh 1 June Martin Groves 22.71[2]
10 Martin Groves 22.90
11 England Loton Park 8 June Scott Moran 44.56[3]
12 Martin Groves 45.05
13 Scotland Doune 22 June Martin Groves 41.22
14 Scott Moran 41.14
15 England Harewood 6 July Martin Groves 1:01.52
16 Scott Moran 49.77
17 Jersey Bouley Bay 17 July Scott Moran 38.82
18 Scott Moran 38.77
19 Guernsey Val des Terres 19 July Martin Groves 28.25
20 Martin Groves 28.68
21 England Wiscombe Park 27 July Martin Groves 35.09
22 Scott Moran 35.02
23 Northern Ireland Craigantlet 2 August Scott Moran 40.57
24 Scott Moran 39.63[4]
25 England Shelsley Walsh 17 August Martin Groves 22.58[5]
26 Scott Moran 23.55
27 England Gurston Down 24 August Martin Groves 27.41
28 Jos Goodyear 26.47
29 England Prescott 7 September Martin Groves 43.92
30 Trevor Willis 39.65
31 England Loton Park 14 September Martin Groves 44.74
32 Martin Groves 44.53[6]
33 Scotland Doune 28 September Graeme Wight, Jr. 36.25
34 Martin Groves 36.01

Championship Standings[edit]

  • Best 28 scores count towards the championship. Points are awarded to the drivers as follows:
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 H.R.
Points 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Pos Driver PRE1 England BAR England HAR1 England GUR1 England SHE1 England LOT1 England DOU1 Scotland HAR2 England BOU Jersey VDT Guernsey WIS England CRA Northern Ireland SHE2 England GUR2 England PRE2 England LOT2 England DOU2 Scotland T. Pts Drop Pts
1 Scott Moran 1 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 5 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 5 2 2 271 6 265
2 Martin Groves 7 DNS 1 2 2 12 1 1 1 12 1 1 3 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 3 1 8 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 247 247
3 Trevor Willis 4 2 6 3 6 3 1 7 7 7 3 3 11 2 2 6 6 7 4 4 3 2 4 4 4 3 3 5 9 1 2 Spin 3 3 223 14 209
4 Roger Moran 3 5 4 4 3 6 5 5 8 6 4 6 3 7 5 4 5 5 3 5 8 3 2 5 6 2 4 4 8 181 3 178
5 Chris Merrick 6 4 3 5 5 5 9 3 6 4 5 5 6 4 11 3 2 6 7 6 5 2 3 7 9 6 3 5 4 170 170
6 Jos Goodyear 10 8 9 2 7 4 5 5 2 4 3 4 3 5 4 6 6 7 Fail 1 7 4 3 133 133
7 Paul Ranson 4 6 4 11 DNS 6 3 3 7 8 4 9 3 7 8 8 6 8 11 3 2 Fail Fail 5 4 6 5 123 123
8 Basil Pitt 5 11 7 4 2 9 9 8 8 11 4 8 7 6 7 4 10 5 4 7 12 9 6 6 96 96
9 Deryk Young 2 8 7 7 8 8 Fail 12 4 DNS 6 7 8 9 8 4 7 6 11 7 5 76 76
10 Paul Haimes 10 12 10 11 7 4 12 11 10 10 5 5 6 11 Spin 7 8 7 12 Fail 9 8 8 7 7 7 63 63
11 Graeme Wight, Jr. 9 4 9 2 5 3 2 1 2 62 62
12 Tom New 11 6 8 12 11 10 8 7 9 10 8 10 9 9 Fail DNS 12 8 10 8 34 34
13 Tim Wilson 6 10 6 9 7 6 7 10 9 29 29
14 Rob Turnbull 9 3 10 8 12 5 9 10 11 23 23
15 Mark Coley 10 7 9 10 11 12 11 6 6 18 18
16 Jonathan Rarity 7 8 5 8 16 16
17 Will Hall 12 8 8 3 11 11 14 14
18 Stewart Robb, Jr. 4 4 14 14
19 Andrew Platt 5 5 10 10 14 14
20 Robert Kenrick 8 11 11 9 11 9 9 9 10 12 12
21 William Loughridge 6 7 9 9
22 Alistair Crawford 10 11 9 8 12 Fail 6 6
23 Stewart Robb 6 5 5
24 Pat Roche 8 9 5 5
25 Eynon Price 8 10 12 11 12 10 12 5 5
26 John Chalmers 12 10 11 9 9 5 5
27 Wallace Menzies 12 11 10 10 9 10 5 5
28 Mike Fitzsimmons 9 9 4 4
29 Oliver Tomlin 12 9 10 10 4 4
30 Andy Coley 9 2 2
31 Nick Saunders 9 Fail 2 2
32 James Blackmore 12 10 1 1
33 James Brims 10 1 1
34 Steve Owen 12 11 12 11 0 0
35 Paul Buckingham 11 11 0 0
36 Neville Rollason 11 0 0
37 John Bradburn 12 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Moran gets first record of year". Top 12 Run Off. 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Shelsley Walsh has a new outright record". Top 12 Run Off. 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Scott breaks record, scores 20 points in the day". Top 12 Run Off. 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  4. ^ "21 points for Moran as Groves non scores". Top 12 Run Off. 2008-08-02. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  5. ^ "New outright record for Groves". Top 12 Run Off. 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Groves takes new record". Top 12 Run Off. 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 

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