Winter is upon us here in Cyprus and motoring events are coming to an end, as a last hoorah- the Cyprus Motorsport federation decided to host the one and only Hillclimb event of the year, here in Pissouri.
As it turned out we had nothing to worry about since the event was delayed massively and eventually started at 11:20 am. A massive disappointment to say the least for the crowds that packed up the hills of Pissouri bay
After a couple of drift runs from Simos Tikkis and his 2JZ-powered E36 Hillclimb racing was on its way!
With the addition of this mental Toyota, that we definetly need to see in further detail !
A welcome surprise was some bike powered- off road buggies, which seemed like a blast to drive
lightweight chassis with a high revving motorcycle engine seems to be a trend currently on the island.
Like Loucas Christoforou Talex, which was lightning fast around this tight and very technical course. and managed to secure second place with a 0:01:15.67
Speaking of the course, the pissouri hillclimb unfortunately claimed a few victims through-out the day, like this Evo which spun later down the course. Due to the low speed section the only thing that was hurt was the pride of the drivers.
Man of the day was once again Yiannis Kapetanios, with his Mitsubishi evolution. This man is to be feared when it comes to hillclimb racing managing a best time of 0:01:12.28
Third place went to another evolution of Deniz Denner that managed a 0:01:16.89
which I don’t have more photos of unfortunately, due to the massive delay in starting the event that pushed us out of schedule.
Nevertheless for the mere cost of 3 euro, it was a Sunday morning well spent.
We hope to see more Hillclimb events in the future, but with an organization to much the oldest form of motorsport in the world.
Words : Odisseas Sophocleous
Photography : Odisseas Sophocleous