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Christian Merli 2nd in Tuscany with the Osella 4C Turbo

Local driver Simone Faggioli with his Norma M20 FC wins the 2nd Trofeo Coppa della Consuma at Diacceto near Florence in Tuscany. It is the first round of the northern/central Italy hill climb trophy, opening the 2023 hill climb season. Behind him is Christian Merli at his debut on this track, racing with the Osella 4C Turbo.

Convincing debut for the reigning European champion
“I’m happy, because we improved in every run. We still need to work on this car. We chose this beautiful 8.450 km track to test the new E2-SC 2000 Osella 4C Turbo while we’re waiting for the European hill climb championship to start. I’d never raced here before.”

The turbocharged engine
“The car has a Peugeot 1170 cc turbo engine with about 400 hp and weighs 500 kg.”

Practice
In the first practice run Christian Merli is third in the 1170 cc Osella 4C Turbo, 3”76 behind the leader. In the second practice session he climbs up a step.

The race
A single race run with Faggioli first and Vimotorsport driver Merli second.

Translation by Ruth Scheithauer

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