The Hill Climb that from 19th to 21st July will take place on the iconic Malegno-Ossimo-Borno ascent will be valid this year not only for the italian TIVM Nord but also for the FIA International Hill Climb Cup.
The engines are about to re-start on the ramps of the Malegno-Ossimo-Borno. From July 19th to 21st, fans will follow the 49th edition of the Trofeo Vallecamonica, one of the hill climb races most appreciated and awaited by the Italian public that, thanks to the commitment and organization of the Automobile Club Brescia, this year has not only confirmed the validity for the Trofeo Velocità Montagna Nord but will also be valid for the FIA International Hill Climb Cup (IHCC).
The IHCC validity will mean an important return of the Trofeo Vallecamonica on the international stage of the hill climbs, as result of the excellent work done by the Organizing Committee last year. The FIA International Hill Climb Cup, a series of sure competitive value born in 2014, will in fact allow to rekindle the European spotlight on a race with a long sporting tradition as the Trofeo Vallecamonica, which in the past has already played an important role for the specialty and with this return aims to regain, step by step, a new season of success.
The program of the event, which this year also enjoys the patronage of the Regione Lombardia, will develop as usual from Friday to Sunday with the sports checks on July 19th followed by the first day of action, Saturday, July 20th, during which the two heats of official practices will be held. Sunday’s grand finale with the two climbs of the race that will generate two rankings, that of the TIVM Nord and that of the FIA International Hill Climb Cup. The organizational headquarters will be hosted right at the Town Hall of Borno, at the top of the track, where this year will also find space for the Press Room.
As usual, the 8,800 metres of the track along the SP5 that connects Malegno to Borno, with the spectacular crossing of Ossimo in the central part of the ascent, will be the setting for this exciting challenge. The track is confirmed as one of the most complete and technically demanding of Italy, with important changes of pace that alternate slower and more guided parts, especially in the initial one, to important stretches in the final part before the finish line.
The inclusion of some chicanes from recent editions has changed the chronometric references, and the current record was set by Christian Merli in 2015 when the driver climbed in 3’41.60. Before him, in the version without chicanes, was Alex Caffi to hold the best time, marked in 2011, while in the version of 8,600 meters the palm is due to the unforgotten Mauro Nesti.
Updates and information will be available as the event approaches on the official website, just renewed, www.trofeovallecamonica.it and on the social pages Facebook and Instagram @trofeovallecamonica