Australian Hill Climb Championship cancelled

Monday 18 October, 2021
The last of this year’s Motorsport Australia National Speed and Auto Tests has been cancelled with the MG Car club of Queensland making the tough decision to call off the 2021 Motorsport Australia Hill Climb Championship.  
  
Originally scheduled to take place on 21-24 October, the Motorsport Australia Hill Climb Championship moved the date to 25-28 November to allow as much chance as possible for the event to go ahead.  
  
However, with Queensland’s current border restrictions looking unlikely to improve over the next few weeks, the club officially cancelled the event.  
  
Like last year, it will once again get the opportunity to host the Motorsport Australia Hill Climb Championship at the popular Mount Cotton Hillclimb in 2022 with the confirmed date to be released in the new year.  
  
“It is with much regret that we have to once again cancel the event however due to the uncertainty surrounding a possible date for the opening of the Queensland borders, we just couldn’t proceed,” event secretary Annette Truscott said.  
 
“We are hopeful of confirming a date for the Motorsport Australia Hill Climb Championship early in the new year and will announce it as soon as we know.  
  
“The MG Car club Queensland would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and support. It was all very much appreciated.  
  
“We would also like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a brighter 2022.”  
  
With the other Motorsport Australia National Speed and Auto Tests having been cancelled last month, Director of Motorsport & Commercial Operations Michael Smith thanked the club for trying to continue this year.  
  
“There was a small hope we could get at least one of the four national events completed this year, but unfortunately it just wasn’t meant to be,” Smith said.  
  
“A big thank you must go out to the MG Car Club Queensland for doing all they could to proceed with the event and waiting for as long as they could before pulling the pin. 
  
“At this point, we now turn to 2022 and look forward to the four clubs finally getting the chance to host the national events after what will have been two years of waiting.”  
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