It began in 1994 with the auto-moto show on Mašun …
In 1994 Ferrari Racing Club members organized the first motor sport show on Mašun. A year later, in 1995 the first hill-climb race on the only 5 kilometers long road section to Šembije was born. Although the notable international competitors has not been presented yet, the event was slowly becoming a well known spectacle.
The most important part of the organization of the race was Miro Gardelin. He probably could not imagine how important and succesful his race will become. The main reasons for the success were the enthusiastic organizers and euphoric spectators. The race track of the first race was only 4,3 km long.
The hill climb race, which held the name “Ferrari” from the beginning to the year 2009 has its sad part too. A tragic accident happened which caused one death and 21 injured spectators in year 1998. The race was immediately suspended.
Safety precautions and even more fast competitors raised the quality of the race very high. Thousands of spetators enjoyed watching various race cars, from the formula and prototype cars to the high powered touring cars and “historics”. In 2007 the race hosted the highest ranked championship in hill climb racing – the European Hill Climb Championship for the first time. Since then the race track is 5 kilometers long. Frenchman Lionel Regal and Italian Simone Faggioli are the most successful drivers of the race with three wins each. Faggioli currently also holds the track record – 1:59,65.
RECORD OF THE RACE TRACK (5 KM)
Overall: Simeone Faggioli (ITA), Norma M20 FC - 1:59,65
Touring cars: Andreas Gabat (AUT), Ford Escort Cosworth - 2:14,68
WINNERS OF THE RACE
|1995||Stojan Pirjevec||(SVN)||BMW M3|
|1999||Walter Leitgeb||(AUT)||Reynard F3000|
|2000||Franz Tschager||(ITA)||Osella PA20S|
|2001||Franz Tschager||(ITA)||Osella PA20S|
|2002||Lazslo Szasz||(HUN)||Reynard F3000|
|2003||Lazslo Szasz||(HUN)||Reynard F3000|
|2004||Ander Vilarino||(ESP)||Reynard F3000|
|2005||Ander Vilarino||(ESP)||Reynard F3000|
|2006||Lionel Regal||(FRA)||Reynard 01L|
|2007||Lionel Regal||(FRA)||Reynard 01L|
|2008||Lionel Regal||(FRA)||Reynard 01L|
|2009||Simone Faggioli||(ITA)||Osella FA30|
|2010||Jaroslav Krajči||(SVK)||Lola F3000|
|2011||Simone Faggioli||(ITA)||Osella FA30|
|2012||Miloš Beneš||(CZ)||Osella FA30|
|2013||Miloš Beneš||(CZ)||Osella FA 30|
|2014||Simone Faggioli||(ITA)||Norma M20 FC|
|2015||Simone Faggioli||(ITA)||Norma M20 FC|