HCM - Introducing the FIA Hill Climb Masters | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

HCM - Introducing the FIA Hill Climb Masters

  • gb
05.10.21

This weekend the elite of the Hill Climb competitors will gather in Portugal for the 4th edition FIA Hill Climb Masters, which will be held in Braga.  Postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the FIA Hill Climb Masters has attracted an impressive 158 entries and will take place on 7-10 October.

THE PROGRAMME
Thursday 7 October 
14:00 – 19:00  Pre Administrative checking
14:30 – 19:00  Pre-scrutineering
18:00 Driver’s briefing (digital)
Friday 8 October 
08:00 – 15:00 Administrative Checking
08:00 – 15:30Scrutineering

18:00

Driver parade and official ceremony

Location: Chafariz da Praça da República, Braga

Saturday 9 October 
10:00 Official Timed Practice – 1st heat
THEN    Official Timed Practice – 2nd heat
THEN    Official Timed Practice – 3rd heat
Sunday 10 October 
09:00 1st Race Heat
12:00 (approx.)2nd Race Heat

15:00 (approx.)

3rd Race Heat 

Followed by podium ceremony

 
THE COURSE

The course of the 2021 FIA Masters will follow the first 3 kilometres of the famous "Rampa da Falperra", registered in the European Championship since 1978. 

The competitors' servicing park will be placed at the top, on the esplanade of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro, a site dating from the 19th century.

 

Location

EN 309 Falperra – Braga (PRT)

Start - GPS Coordinates

41°31’51.852” N 8°23’39.228” W

Finish – GPS Coordinates

41°31’52.572” N 8°23’5.280” W

Altitude of the start

305m

Altitude of the finish

446m

Length

2970m

Difference in height

141m

Average gradient

4.6%

Maximum gradient

7.8%

Turns

17

 

LOCATIONS

Event Map

https://www.fia.com/events/hill-climb-masters/season-2021/race-map

 

Competition Secretariat

Hotel João Paulo II, Av. Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, 60, 4715-616 Braga

 

Administrative Checking

Hotel João Paulo II, Av. Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, 60, 4715-616 Braga

 

Scrutineering 

Area in front of the Hotel João Paulo II, Av. Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, 60, 4715-616 Braga

 

Parc Ferme

Area in front of the Hotel João Paulo II, Av. Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, 60, 4715-616 Braga

 

Online Notice Board

https://chronomoto.hu/fiahillclimb/

 

ENTRY LIST

The entry for the 2021 FIA Hill Climb Masters features 158 registered drivers from 19 different countries and 15 teams in the Nations Cup.

CLICK HERE to see more information on the entry list for the FIA Hill Climb Masters

 

THE CATEGORIES

There are four categories at the 2021 FIA Hill Climb Masters.  These are –

 

FIA CATEGORY 1 – FIA Closed Cars – 64 Entries

The competition is open to cars holding a –

  • Performance Factor (Pf) Technical Sheet
  • A national technical passport
  • Complying with the technical prescriptions of Appendix 3 of the Sporting Regulations

Category 1 is split into 5 groups depending on the Pf rating of the car.

  • Group 1 – Pf 15 to 39 – 11 entries
  • Group 2 – Pf 40 to 79 – 14 entries
  • Group 3 – Pf 80 to 119 – 14 entries
  • Group 4 – Pf 120 to 159 – 10 entries
  • Group 5 – Pf > 159 – 15 entries

 

FIA CATEGORY 2 – FIA Competition Cars – 35 Entries

The competition is open to cars that –

  • Hold a national technical passport
  • Comply with the prescriptions of the Appendix J

Category 2 is split into three groups

  • Group D/E2-SS (Single Seater) – International Formula or Free Formula single-seater racing cars with a cylinder capacity of 3000cm³ or below.

14 entries in Group D/E2-SS

  • Group CN – Two-seater Production Sports Cars, open or closed, with a cylinder capacity of 3000cm³ or below

2 entries in Group CN

  • Group E2-SC (Sports Car) - Two-seater racing cars, open or closed, with a cylinder capacity of 3000cm³ or below.

19 entries in Group E2-SC

 

CATEGORY 3 – Open “Production Cars” – 26 Entries

Closed cars (Touring cars and GT cars) that do not satisfy the technical prescriptions of Appendix 3 to the Sporting Regulations, but which strictly comply with the national regulations of their ASN. These cars must not have been registered in a Pf group for an FIA, ASN or Zone Competition. 

 

CATEGORY 4 – Open “Competition Cars” – 33 Entries

Group OpenSC (“OpSC”) - Two-seater competition cars, open or closed, which do not satisfy the prescriptions of Appendix J, but which strictly comply with the national regulations of their ASN.

There are 16 Entries in Group OpenSC

 

Group OpenSS (“OpSS”) – Single-seater racing cars which do not satisfy the prescriptions of Appendix J, but which strictly comply with the national regulations of their ASN.

There are 17 Entries in Group OpenSS

 

ABOUT BRAGA

Braga is a city and municipality situated in the historical and cultural Portuguese province of Minho. With a population of nearly 200,000, Braga is the seventh largest city in Portugal and with an area of 183.40 km2 it is the third-largest urban centre in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto.

Located between mountains, forests, grand valleys, plains and fields, Braga is surrounded by natural beauty.

The history of Braga can be traced back to Roman times with Bracara Augusta, the Roman name for the city, being founded by the Emperor Augustus.  It was an important part of the empire being located on one of the main roads in the Iberian Peninsula and was the capital of the province of Gallaecia.

In the Middle Ages Braga continued to be an important centre for commerce and the city Cathedral is one of the oldest in Portugal, built in the 12th Century by the parents of Portugal’s first King.

Today Braga is a popular university city and is renowned for its lively night life and wide variety of restaurants.  

 
FIA HILL CLIMB MASTERS ACHIVE

Information on the three previous FIA Hill Climb Masters events can be found on the FIA website HERE

 
MORE INFORMATION

More information on the following websites:

FIA : https://www.fia.com/events/hill-climb-masters/season-2021/fia-hill-climb-masters

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FIAHCM

Organiser: www.hcmasters2021.com

Live-timing and livestreaming: www.chronomoto.hu/fiahillclimb/masters