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    2021 July 29 10:15 Article from FIA Hill Climb Masters Facebook page 

    Motorsport Ireland, the Irish ASN, has confirmed Billy White as the Captain of the Irish National Hill Climb Team for the 2021 edition of the FIA Hill Climb Masters.
    Do you already have some indication of the appetite of drivers of Ireland to be at the start in Portugal next October?
    Billy White: “Ever since the last Hill Climb in Gubbio many of the drivers have expressed a keen interest in competing in the next Masters Hill Climb event. This has been the talk of many meetings among the drivers and it always raises the excitement level.”
    How is Irish Hill Climbing coping with the current health crisis? Have any events been able to continue and has the championship already been resumed?
    B.W.: “We had a 14 round championship planned for 2020 but with the pandemic and all the restrictions we have had to cancel it. 2021 looked promising for the championship events to go ahead but with further lockdown within the country and numbers severally restricted at sporting events, we were unable to secure a 2021 championship. We are hopeful for some Irish hill climb events to take place later in the year.”
    Do you have a special memory from previous editions of the FIA Hill Climb Masters, where Ireland was represented?
    B.W.: “I have many great memory’s from all previous editions of the FIA Hill Climb Masters, being selected to represent your country for the sport you love and are extremely passionate about is a very special honor. It is hard to pick one memory out of them all. I went to the first editions of the FIA Hill Climb Masters in Eschdorf, as a spectator, the second edition in Šternberk as a mechanic for a friend and the third edition in Gubbio as the Irish team captain for the four drivers competing for the Nations Cup. They were all so different but all special and are memories I will always cherish.”

    Billy White with Deirdre McKinley and her son Rory at the 2016 FIA Hill Climb Masters