This video is from Switzerland, that heartland of motorsport, the Gurnigel hillclimb to be precise, a race that claims to be the oldest motorsport event in Europe – having been going since 1910 (although not every year). The driver is 39-year-old Swiss Eric Berguerand, a hillclimber whose main motorsport career didn't make it out of karting. But, while Eric hasn't made his way up the ladder in circuit racing, he's clearly become something of a master of the dark art of hillclimbing.
In his quite magnificently bewinged Lola Eric attacks this historic hillclimb with gusto – such that he breaks the course record on his way up the hill. It's almost too quick to believe it's real at times, as Eric threads his incredibly wide Lola through thick forests, in and out of spectator heavy areas and just inches from the armco. It's quite frankly incredible.