BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan claimed the honours in a special British Touring Car Championship shoot out at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Six timed runs took place across three days up the 1.16 mile hillclimb in a special competition organised to celebrate the championship’s 60th Anniversary.
The series will also host a ‘Diamond Double’ race spanning 20 laps and 60 kilometres at Snetterton on 28-29 July.
Lichfield-based racer Jordan’s best effort – a 52.58s run – was also enough to place 13th among IndyCar, Le Mans, Rallycross and purpose-built Hillclimb machinery over the course of the weekend.
Power Maxed Racing’s Josh Cook was Jordan’s closest challenger in the Vauxhall Astra, 1.48 seconds down.
“It’s an amazing feeling to be the BTCC’s King of the Hill and a great way to get my first ‘win’ of the season,” said Jordan.
“The Goodwood hillclimb is an incredible challenge and you have to straddle that fine line between being incredibly brave and a bit cautious to get to the top in the best time.
“I’ve had a fantastic time so my thanks go to the guys from WSR for preparing the car and to the Duke of Richmond and his organising team at Goodwood for putting on such an incredible event again. I’m certain this success can inspire us to go and take BMW Pirtek Racing’s first BTCC race win of the year very soon.”