British Hillclimb Champion Trevor Willis says his achievements ‘still haven’t sunk in’ after he was honoured at the championship prize giving ceremony on Saturday.
Wendover-based Willis clinched the title at the final round of the championship, beating 2011 champ, Scott Moran, to glory. Willis eventually finished 14 points clear of his season-long sparring partner.
Speaking to Avon Tyres, which sponsors the championship, Willis said: “Although we felt it was coming for a while as we’d been in a strong position for much of the second half of the season, it still hasn’t completely sunk in.
“It’s been a slow-burning realisation I suppose – even now I think ‘wow, we actually did it’.
“It’s very special because, while it hasn’t been our focus since we began competing in hillclimbs, it’s always been at the back of our minds and something we’ve been slowly working towards, so when you actually achieve it, you really appreciate it.”
Sarah McRoberts, European marketing manager for Cooper Tire Europe, said it was a great first season of sponsorship for Avon.
“It was a fantastic year for hillclimbing – a close-fought season with some very dramatic rounds made for some very exciting weekends.”