Christian Merli at the final European round in Croatia
The new European champion 2022 Christian Merli will be racing his Osella FA 30 Judd LRM at the 41st Buzetski Dani hill climb in northern Istria in Croatia.
He has won all the championship events so far this year: France, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and Slovenia. In addition, he took victory at Costo and Sarnano in Italy and at Osnabrück in Germany. He climbed the top step of the podium twelve times, and he smashed three records.
The event in Croatia
“It’s the final round of the European championship. A 5 km hill climb with an initial mixed section and a right-hand hairpin half way through the track. Then another fast stretch followed by three hairpins left, right, left. A fork in the road in a residential area, after which the road narrows. A demanding bend and then the finish line. Our goal is to enjoy ourselves, and we hope that we can finish the season with a good result.”
Translation by Ruth Scheithauer