A new edition of the ‘Subida del Mármol’ starts with the support of the Diputación de Almería (Almeria Provincial Council)

The best hill climb in the world is back after last year’s suspension due to the pandemic.

The Moisés Ruiz pavilion today hosted the presentation of a new edition of the ‘Subida del Mármol’ which is held in the municipality of Macael. The event was attended by the Deputy for Sports, José Antonio García, the Mayor of Macael, Raúl Martínez, the President of the Andalusian Automobile Federation, Manuel Alonso, and the President of the Escudería del Mármol, Ana Belén Tapia.

The Provincial Institution is promoting one of the most important motor racing events in the province of Almeria, which returns after a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic. The event begins today, Friday, with the presentation of the participating teams. On Saturday 23rd, there will be the scrutineering and training sessions and on Sunday 24th, the race which will determine the winners of this XLV edition.

The Sports Deputy explained that “thousands of people are expected in Macael to enjoy this event, an example of the roadmap set by the President of the Provincial Council with the aim that these events contribute to diversify the economy of inland areas and seek that socio-economic development to settle the population in the territory. I would like to acknowledge the work of the Escudería del Mármol because it is not easy to consolidate a competition like this, one of the best at regional level and of great importance on the national scene”.

For his part, the Mayor of Macael stressed that “this event is the oldest in Andalusia and, at the same time, it is the most popular sporting event we have in Macael, the region of Marble and Almeria due to the high number of visitors it attracts. There are 115 registered competitors and this says a lot about what the Subida del Mármol de Macael represents for the drivers, teams and fans”.

Finally, the president of the Andalusian Automobile Federation highlighted that “the competition, year after year, has the best registration in Andalusia and that, in recent years, it has been listed by the Federation delegate as the best event in the championship…, it is not the result of chance but of the tireless work done by the Escudería del Mármol: spectacular”.

The Subida del Mármol is the ninth scoring event of the 2021 Andalucía Mountain Championship season. The race scores with Coefficient 5 for:

Campeonato de Andalucía de Categoría Turismos en Montaña.
Campeonato de Andalucía de Categoría Monoplazas en Montaña.
Andalusian Mountain Car Cross Cup.
Trophies of Andalusia by Classes.
Trophy of Andalusia of MASTER +50.
Andalusia Junior Trophy.
Andalusia Women’s Trophy.
Almeria Provincial Cup.


The race will be held on:

Road: AL-840
Start: P.K. 4.000 37º19’41.71 “N 2º17’53.54 “W
Finish: P.K. 8.300 37º19’00.95 “N 2º17’19.13 “W
Length: 4.300 metres
Slope: 258 metres
Average gradient: 7.18 %.
Before each round there will be a drifting exhibition. On Sunday, 24th, there will be a training session and 2 races, postponing to 15:30 the final race with the prize-giving ceremony in the Municipal Theatre of Macael.


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