Moran setting sights on inaugural FIA Hill Climb Masters

First published in Sport

ORLETON ace Scott Moran is setting his sights on competing at the inaugural FIA Hill Climb Masters in Luxembourg later this year.

The four-time British Hill Climb Champion believes the major new European event in Eschdorf will bring the sport to the world’s attention.

The Masters will bring together the winners of national championships as well as the winners of the FIA Championship, Challenge and Cup.

He is starting the defence of his British title at Prescott this Sunday.

“We have a chance to take part in the FIA World Masters this season – and that is very exciting for everyone who competes in Britain,” said Scott.

“It’s the first international event of its kind and I believe there is a wild card entry.”

The Hill Climb Masters will be contested in Luxembourg, on October 11 and 12.

Paul Gutjahr, president of the FIA Hill Climb commission, said: “The event will bring together the very top from the discipline, including hopefully the British, who are rarely seen on the continent but who compete at home in a fiercely disputed championship.”

Scott Moran won the British Hill Climb Championship in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013, driving a Gould GR61X he shares with his father, 1997 British Champion, Roger Moran.

Scott became the most successful driver in British Hill Climb history last year, eclipsing the then all-time record of 104 wins.

Scott Moran said: “We are really keen to do the FIA Hill Climb Masters but, ultimately, it will depend on how well we do in the British Hill Climb Championship this season.”

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