Car Hill Climb Championship Dobšinský kopec
The history of the championship began in 1973. Ten years later the first Hill Climb Championship of Czechoslovakia took place in Dobšiná. The 25th year of the championship welcomed also international drivers. In 1997, the track got new asphalt. Finally, the event expanded into a two-day championship in 1998.
In 2006, the exact track length and profile were measured. The track was covered with new asphalt in 2001, only a couple of days before the beginning of the championship.
Dobšinský kopec (Dobšinský hill) is a great puller of local drivers as well as for drivers from the whole Europe.
The competition takes place on a stretch of state road No. I/67 called “Dobšinský kopec”. The start point is in Dobšiná in Hnilecká Street, near to the turnoff via Poprad - Tatry. The finish is situated approx. 400 m before the turnoff via Dedinky. The total length of the track is 6 810 m with 30 corners and total 397 m of difference in elevation.
The 29th year, which took place in 2012, is regarded as a very successful round of the hill climb competition, as it became one of the events of the European Championship. 122 racers from nine countries, including the then European champion Simone Faggioli, attracted an unprecedented number of spectators. In 2012, the car hill climb championship was included into the FIA European Hill Climb Championship.