Record numbers welcome Italian club’s grand return

Friday 25 September, 2020
Photos: Club Motori Italia

After more than six months since its last motorsport event, the Tasmanian based Club Motori Italia, will finally return to action with its annual CMI Domain Hillclimb this Sunday.  

It’s been a long time coming for the Italian inspired car club, who have had to cancel multiple events this year, and it will be jumping right in the deep end this weekend when it hosts its first event since restrictions were eased with a record number of 50 entries taking part in the hill climb. 

Each driver will get around four attempts at posting the fastest time on the picturesque hill climb with Jamie Longeron and Damian Moore headlining the bumper field and both are likely to be contending for outright results.

Click here to view the entry list.

With the club not having put on an event since restrictions were eased across the state, event organisers, including club sectary David Button have been working quite hard to get it all organised and in line with Motorsport Australia’s Return To Race document.

With a record number of entries confirmed to attend the hill climb, a surprised Button was thrilled with the interest from people and their motivation to take part in the club’s event.

“We have had a few social events this year but we had to drop two hill climbs, so this is our first real major event since early March,” Button said.

“To be honest, we were a little worried about how many entries we would get, but we were blown away because we ended up being swamped. We limited it to 50 entries, and we reach capacity two weeks before we were supposed to close them. 

“Normally we get around 40 entries. So this is the first time we have ever had to shut entries early because of the demand and we have even had to turn people away, which we never do. It’s been very good and we’re excited 

“It’s been a busy lead up with all the permits and all but we’re confident everything will go ahead as planned and without issue. We have no problem with numbers and Tasmania has increased outdoor gathering limits 1000, which I don’t even think we will get close to. 

“We also have more Italian cars than we have ever had at an event with nine cars so we’re rapt about that, especially since we are an Italian car club. 

“We can’t wait for this weekend to come by and it’s all very exciting.” 

The CMI Domain Hillclimb takes place at Queens Domain on Sunday 27 September.

Other events around Australia this weekend include:

Ranges Rallysprint Promo
Ranges Motorsport
Moralana Scenic Drive - Flinders Ranges
25 September

Badgi Bash
Rover Scout Motor Sport WA
Cantabilling Road
25-28 September 

Racecourse Khanacross
Barrier Sporting Car Club Inc
Broken Hill Racecourse
26 September 

Markwell Demolition Day/Night Challenge
North Queensland Offroad Racing Association Inc
Milchester Motorsports Complex Charters Towers
26 September

GSSMA Inc. Triple M Albany Show & Shine 2020, Goad Go To Whoa
Great Southern Street Machine Association
Goads Transport, Albany WA
26 September 

Track Sports
The Bend Motorsport Park Pty Ltd
The Bend Motorsport Park
26 September

MG Car Club Interclub Challenge
MG Car Club of Qld Inc
Gramzow Road, Mt Cotton Qld
26 September 

North West Centre
MG Car Club Of Tasmania Inc
Conservatory Cafe,, Peramatta Creek
26 September 

OTR Supersprint
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
The Bend Motorsport Park
26-27 September 

2020 Bob's Magical Mystery Tour
Alice Springs Off Road Race Club Inc
Mt Ooraminna
26-27 September

Round 5 HBMSA Khanacross 2020
Hervey Bay Motor Sports Association Inc
300 Gympie Road
26-27 September 

SDCC JDP Day 4 & SDCC Khanacross Round 5
Southern Districts Car Club Inc
Mid Murray Motorplex
26-27 September 

GSCC Hillclimb Series Rounds 4 & 5
Grafton Sporting Car Club Inc
Mountain View Motor Sport Complex
26-27 September 

Round 3 Embers Khanacross
FNQ Motorsports Club Inc
FNQ Rallysport Park
26-27 September 

Inland Mechanical Three Springs 360
Western Australian Off Road Racing Association Inc
Three Springs
26-27 September 

Dam Buster 250
South East Qld Off Road Racing Assn Inc
St George
26-27 September 

TAG Mount Stuart Hillclimb Series Round 4
Townsville City Autosports Club Inc
Mount Stuart
27 September 

CMI Domain Hillclimb
Club Motori Italia
Queens Domain
27 September

Rallycross Round 2
Raleigh Motorsports Association Incorporated
Raleigh Raceway
27 September 

Red Mist Series 10
Tiger Carts Club
27 September 

SEAC Motorkhana Round 5
South Eastern Automobile Club Of SA Inc
Mt Gambier
27 September

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