• Franco Scribante won the Simola Hillclimb Classic Conqueror title for the sixth time.
• The driver took on the Hill in his 1972 Chevron B26.
• His 2021 time of 39.553 seconds landed him the title.
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Franco Scribante is no stranger to the Simola Hillclimb and lined up again for the 2021 edition of the race. Driving his trusted 1972 Chevron B26, Scribante took on the 1.9km Simola Hill on Classic Car Friday - coming out on top with a time of 39.553 seconds.
For 2021, Scribante bolted two Suzuki Hayabusa engines to his car to retain the car's classic V8 nature. The new powertrain proved a winner, with Scribante taking his sixth Classic Conqueror title - his fifth in a row.
Scribante said: "My last run wasn't my best performance, and the B26 was definitely slower than when we raced it in King of the Hill previously, so we've gone a bit backwards with the car. I don't like winning this way, and I feel that Ian (Schofield) deserved the win as he gave his absolute best when it mattered, so I take my hat off to him for a great performance today."
Schofield competed for the Classic Conqueror title in a 1989 Minardi M189 Formula 1 car. The driver's best run - which would have seen him win the title - was subsequently deleted after he clipped one of the track limit markers through the Esses at the top of the hill.