Victory records for Christian Merli in the uphill time trial Rechbergrennen in Tulwitz, North of Graz. He competed on the second round of the European mountain Championship and for the rider of Team Blue City Motorsport was a weekend to leaders who saw him Excel in both test to be in the race. Fresh from victory with new record in France at the wheel of the Osella FA30 Zytek LRM, it deployed at start of Austria, where they were scheduled for Saturday, three rounds of qualifying and Sunday the two climbs of the race at the track along 5.050 kilometers.
Christian, victory and record even in Austria
"The first climb this morning was stratospheric, beyond expectations. I was incredulous. I lowered my 2017 record by two seconds. Fantastic. Saturday we had understood to have a winning package, thanks to the excellent work of Enzo Osella, brothers Pandit — RML for engine, Avon, suspensions and the indefatigable Giuliano Oram. An excellent time with a car perfect. In Austria, I won for the fourth time on a track that I like. It was a great work of the entire team. Though the League has just started and there are ten more races ahead. We will especially not to make mistakes. The Organization? Perfect with an audience just extraordinary. "
The track record of official Osella detached in 2017 was of 1 ' 52 "916. Today stopped the clock at 1 ' 50 "876.
In the first official reconnaissance, the Scuderia Vimotorsport is first with his Osella followed by Fade on Norma M20 4 FC "419 and the other riders of the team Blue City Motorsport Christoph Lampert to 5" 030. In the 2nd official trial, with overcast weather, Christian improves the time of one second and Fade off of 4 035 ". Third step, where Blackbirds remodeling on his record of 517 0 ". The Tuscan rider halves the detachment and is 2 914 ".
Christian dominates the climb and an extraordinary new record in 1 ' 50 "876. Fade is second to 2 ' 189. Follow Petit, Lampert and Dan.
The defending champion is still the fastest driver Norm to 1 676 ". Third overall French Petit.
The podium for the sum of the times
1° Blackbirds (Osella FA 30 Zytek LRM) 3 ' 43 "083, 2° Faggioli (Norma M20 FC) to 3 814", 3° Petit (Norma M20 FC) to 9 "14.
The calendar of the CEM
14/4 Col Saint Pierre (France), 28/4 Rechbergrennen (Austria), Portugal, 19/5 12/5 Ramp Internacional da Falperra – Subida al Fito (Spain), 2/6 Glasbachrennen (Czech Republic), Ecce Homo 16/6 2018 (Germany), 7/7 21/7 Dobsinsky (Italy), Trento-Bondone Kopec (Slovakia), 28/7 Limanowa (Poland), 18/8 Course de Côte de Saint Ursanne (Switzerland), 1/9 Bistrica (Slovenia), 15/9 Buzetski Dani (Croatia).