Mont Dore Hill Climb, a reference in the field of Hill Climb
History of the Mont Dore Hill Climb
The Mont-Dore Hill Climb is a hill climb run on Moneaux and the summit of the Col de la Croix Saint Robert over a distance of 5075 meters . It has been organized by the Automobile Club du Mont-Dore for more than 60 years and is part of the series of historic European hill climbs.
The Mont-Dore hill climb is one of the most famous and popular hill climbs in France and has regularly hosted the greatest drivers and racing vehicles in history.
The Race between Moneaux and the Col de la Croix Saint Robert
Classic motor racing, Mont-Dore-Puy de Sancy had a humble beginning in 1961 when it was envisioned and created by Claude Souchal - with editorial assistance from Pierre About of L'Équipe.
With its 40 dangerous turns on 5 km of winding roads along the departmental road 36 between Moneaux and the Col de la Croix Saint Robert (27th section of the race) - the pilots found themselves faced with an extreme challenge. Unfortunately, Daniel Rouveyran perished during one of those risky laps in 1973 at the wheel of his F1 March; however, 20 years later, Dr. Auriacombe passed the torch of race director to Daniel Pasquier, leaving memories for future generations.
The responsibility now lies with the ASA Club d'Auvergne who have been organizing this highly anticipated event since 1974, thus honoring the legacy of Claude Souchan during all these years!
The 2022 Mont Dore Côre Race
Thousands of passionate spectators gathered to watch the mythical 62nd edition of the Mont-Dore - Chambon sur Lac hill climb, and it did not disappoint! The drivers put forward their skillful maneuvers and exceptional cars for an exciting race.
Damien Chamberod marked his authority with a sixth victory to his credit this season, while Ronald Garcès followed closely by taking third place in Les Productions. To an incredible new championship full of emotions!