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Rennsport Racer Ross McDonald - Wins Silverware at IoM Hillclimb


5 May 2023

Rennsport 911 Carrera 2.7RS Replica

Long time Rennsport 911 owner Ross McDonald, has just triumphantly returned from competing in this years Isle of Man, MMRC Manx Classic Cars Sprint and Hillclimb event.

He came first in his class (classic 3ltr+) on all three days, the overall team award as well as the fastest time of the day on the SLOC course. Ross broke the class records at both The Sloc & Creg Willeys – but was thwarted by a downpour at Lhergy Frissell on the last day. An amazing achievement and one hes has been chasing for a number of years, so very well deserved.

His Rennsport 911 Carrera 2.7RS Replica is based originally on a 1979 SC and features many years of race development and tuning.

He will be running his winning car up the hill at the Classics at Prescott Hill Climb event on the 14th May, which Rennsport are one of the main sponsors.

In car footage form this event:

Day 1: The Sloc at the south of the island close to Port Erin - 1.06ml with a 128mtr climb

Day 2: Creg Willeys (TT course section - Glen Helen/Sarah’s cottage 1.39ml with a climb of 100mtr)

Day 3: The final Hillclimb – Lhergy Frissell (TT course section – Ramsey Hairpin/Gooseneck with a climb of 173mtr with a climb of 173mtr)

The Manx is the longest Hilclimb event in the UK - All on closed public roads.

The three-day Manx Classic is a must for petrol-heads and classic car fans alike, and is a popular fixture on the Island’s calendar. It also attracts entries from budding racers from around the UK. Organised by the Manx Motor Racing Club, the event covers one sprint and two hillclimbs on some of the most challenging closed roads in the Isle of Man, including on parts of the world-famous TT course. With vintage cars from yesteryear – some dating as far back as the 1920s – classics and modern turbo-charged machines in action, drama is guaranteed.

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