The inaugural Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb is coming to Cromwell, New Zealand this March 6th to 8th.
A truly spectacular 6km gravel hillclimb will be the start of something big as expectations for this event are for it become an iconic NZ motorsport event. Featuring twisty, but yet fast pieces of road with amazing natural spectator zones that can see up to half the stage at once.
The Golden 1200 Hillclimb come about as a vision between the Ben Nevis Station owners and WRC star Hayden Paddon over a drink one day. Hayden had been previously involved with the station and had driven the road several times, commenting how good of road it was each time. After a few phone calls with local car clubs and clerk of the course, Roger Laird, the dream very quickly become a reality. Managed and promoted by Paddon Rallysport Group, the teams vision is to build this into a iconic motorsport event, which when paired with Cardrona’s Race to the Sky, would alternate with each other every second year.
Spectator access for the two day event is FREE OF CHARGE. The event is reserved for the first 80 entries received, with limited spaces for Motorbikes and Off-road vehicles. Entries close 12 February 2020.
Entry and spectator information can be found here.