First time trial of the year 2020 and first victory for Christian Merli behind the wheel of the Osella FA 30 Zytek LRM. Today the 14th edition of the Nagrada Grada Skradina, valid for the Croatian championship, was scheduled in Croatia. Event between Zara and Split about four hundred kilometers from Trieste. The debut on this track is for the driver of the Osella FA 30 LRM, Christian Merli.
The interview with Christian
"It was beautiful. See, we didn't have the first practice session for the rain, and the second climb was in the wet. The only dry heat, the third. Little to find the right set up of the new rear. This morning in Race 1 our Osella slipped a lot. Despite this we broke the first half, while, before the second heat of the race, we changed the gears at the gearbox. Very good the first piece, while I lost something on the ending. Anyway first race of the season and first victory. I am happy and dedicate the victory with my heart to my friend Rolando. At the same time, a big hug to Alex Zanardi." Os
On Saturday, the official tests, on the 3,385-kilometre track. The first heat is not faced by the bigs for rain, while in the second passage in the wet Merli is first in 1'35.908 with the Tuscan at 4:545. In the third official session, unique on dry, the riders look for the performance and lower the times by ten seconds. Beggioli passes to the top with the fiavè champion at only 0"075.
Race 1 on dry is dominated by the Fiavè champion in 1'22.989 at an average of 143.151 kilometers per hour. Behind him the Florentine rider of the Norma at 0"989. Race 2 starts at 3 p.m. Beech rises in 1'22"257 with Christian second separated by 0"608. For the sum of time, the Croatian race is of Merli who climbs thus on the first step of the podium.
The podium for the sum of the times
1st Merli (Osella FA 30 Zytek LRM), 2nd Faggioli (Norma M20 FC) at 0"306, 3rd Degasperi (Osella FA 30) at 6"470.