HRDC Historics on the Hill

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The Historic Racing Drivers Club returned for their now annual Historics on the Hill meeting at Kent’s Lydden circuit on  25 June, with its traditional format of  one qualifying session and two races each for three groups packed into the circuits “Sunday opening” from 10.30am to 4pm.  A change this year though was combining the previously separate Dunlop Allstars and Classic Alfa Challenge and introducing the Swiftune Trophy for historic Minis. 

David Margalies took top honours in the Dunlop Allstars/Alfa Challenge races

The new group was dominated by Nathan Heathcote who qualified number one and led both races from start to finish and setting fastest lap in both. 

One man who had his money’s worth from the meeting was Lotus Cortina driver Pete Chambers. He finished second in both the Dunlop Allstars races, won the first Jack Sears Trophy race and took the chequered flag in the second. However a 5-second penalty for exceeding track limits saw him demoted to second behind Michael Cullen’s Mini Cooper Photos Eric Sawyer

James Colburn in his Alfa Giulia sprint looked as if he would similarly dominate the Dunlop Allstars/Alfa Challenge races.   Qualifying on pole, he led every lap until he retired midway through the second race, leaving David Margalies’ Alfa GTV to claim top honours.  

The new Mini group was dominated by Nathan Heathcote who qualified first and led both races from start to finish, setting
fastest lap in both

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