Plymouth Motor Club
Werrington Park Hillclimb Course
At over 1200 yards, Werrington Park, just outside Launceston, is one of the longest club hills on the mainland. Starting from the riverside, it climbs through open parkland, over a covered cattle grid, through a vicious left-hander leading to an extremely demanding section surrounded by rhoddadendron bushes and stone walls, finishing on an almost level straight with a challeging kink half way along. When it was first used in 1980, Nigel Bigwood set the first mark at 40.80s in his Ensign F3 single seater, a car which later went to many wins and course records in the hands of Kevitt Payne. 
During the 90's record times were difficult to achieve as the road surface began to break up and for a time it appeared as if the venue would be lost. After lengthy negotiations with the landowners and an injection of capital from members and friends of the Plymouth Motor Club lead by Sam Crocker, the day was saved and the Plymouth Motor Club (see www plymouthmc.org.uk) now has use of the venue for a two day event, usually held each year at the height of the daffodil season when the estate is ablaze with natural beauty.

Day one, Saturday, is reserved for Plymouth Motor Club members only and the Sunday is a round of the Association of South Western Motor Clubs Speed-hillclimb Championship. 
(See www.aswmc.org.uk )


 
Winners at Werrington

Roger Jordan on the limit
April 1989


Jeff Gordon


Keith Richards


Trevor Norman - Roger Jordan - Ian Hobman
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