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Christian Merli racing at Ascoli

Christian Merli is going to Ascoli Piceno in central Italy to race his Osella FA 30 Zytek LRM at the 60th Coppa Paolino Teodori. The event is the fourth round of the European Hill Climb Championship and also counts for the Italian hill climb championship CIVM.

Christian’s comments on the track
“Rather special, with quite a slippery surface. Two runs of 5.031 km each. The first section is mixed with narrow bends. Then the straight stretch in the middle, a series of hairpins and a fast stretch at the end. We won here in 2017 and the year after, also establishing a new track record at 2’07”00.”

Overview of the season
“I’ve done better so far in Europe; as for Italy, I had a hard time in Vallecamonica. We’re aiming to bring home points in our group, the single-seaters, but we’d always like to compete for the overall win.”

The European Hill Climb Championship calendar
9 May: 54th Rampa de Boticas (Portugal), 16 May: 49th Subida al Fito (Spain), 30 May: 40th Ecce Homo Sternberk (Czech Republic), 27 June: 60th Coppa Paolino Teodori (Italy), 18 July: 37th Dobšinský kopec (Slovakia), 25 July: 12th Hill Climb Limanowa (Poland), 15 August: 77th Course de Côte de Saint Ursanne (Switzerland), 29 August: 27th GHD Ilirska Bistrica (Slovenia), 19 September: 40th Buzetski Dani (Croatia).

The calendar of the 2021 Italian hill climb championship CIVM
23 May: Trofeo Scarfiotti, Sarnano – Sassotetto (Marche), 30 May: Verzegnis – Sella Chianzutan (Friuli Venezia Giulia), 13 June: Trofeo Vallecamonica (Lombardy), 27 June: Coppa Paolino Teodori, Ascoli Piceno (Marche), 4 July: Trento – Bondone (Trentino), 18 July: Alghero – Scala Piccada (Sardinia), 1 August: Trofeo Luigi Fagioli, Gubbio (Umbria), 8 August: Morano – Campotenese (Calabria), 22 August: Trofeo Silvio Molinaro, Luzzi – Sambucina (Calabria), 5 September: Pedavena – Croce d’Aune (Veneto), 19 September: Monte Erice (Sicily), 26 September: Coppa Nissena, Caltanissetta (Sicily).

Ruth Scheithauer

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