The Polish leg of the FIA European Hill Climb Championship in Limanowa was once marked by a obvious supremacy of the native drivers in Class 1 of the so-known as ‘closed vehicles’. In Class 2, Christian Merli clearly obtained, environment a brand contemporary path myth in the formulation.
After the cancellation of the Slovakian match per week earlier, due to safety deficiencies printed all the strategy by approach to the observe heats, the FIA European Hill Climb Championship took space in Limanowa, Poland.
The Polish bustle was once remarkably properly organised and, due to the few interruptions, even done somewhat early (3.40 p.m.) on Sunday afternoon, with a tidy and alive to viewers.
Described as immediate, the 5.5 km path has the particularity of a surface that is important to be slippery in its first half of, then extra grippy in its 2d allotment, which is a headache for the location-up of the vehicles.
Simone Faggioli (Norma M20 FC Zytek) admitted that he had never chanced on the very best situation-up and was once the whole extra disconcerted that his instances this yr were less convincing than these he completed in 2019. Christian Merli (Osella FA30 Zytek), however, had outlined a situation-up that gave him plump satisfaction and confidence, to the level that he managed to interrupt the 1’50” barrier for the first time in the historical past of the match all the strategy by approach to the 2d bustle!
Czech driver Petr Trnka (Norma M20 FC Zytek) persisted to provoke in his first season in the 3-litre V8 class, and took a convincing third space overall. Third after the first climb, Diego Degasperi (Osella FA30 Zytek) misplaced his footing in the 2d bustle due to a depraved various of tyres, and done fourth. However he’s now sharing the third space in the Championship with Sébastien Petit (Nova NP01-2 Zytek), who needed to retire in Limanowa due to engine problems.
In Class 1, the lengthy-awaited disagreement between the Swiss Ronnie Bratschi and the pack of different supercharged Mitsubishi Lancers that customarily dominate in Poland sadly didn’t happen. The Swiss driver suffered a mechanical failure in the 2d observe heat, followed by a shrimp affect that broken the entrance raze of his automobile. The Poles, who are alive to to flip touring vehicles into “Bergmonsters” and are amongst the drivers who enjoy most embraced the “Efficiency Component” principle (the Pf is applied in their nationwide championship), hogged the head 5 closing locations in Class 1, also excellent Groups 1, 2 and 3. Daniel Stawiarski clearly obtained the total classification – and Workforce 1 – with his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, sooner than the Lancer of “Dubai”, winner of Workforce 2, and the Ford Fiesta of Piotr Parys, winner of Workforce 3. Peter Ambruz (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) from Slovakia obtained Workforce 4, and Norbert Nagy from Hungary obtained Workforce 5 with his BMW E36. In the provisional Championship standings, Italy’s Antonino Migliuolo (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX), who done 2d in Workforce 3 in Poland, stays in the lead, sooner than Slovenia’s Ales Prek (Honda Civic Form R), who nonetheless has one less participation in the whole season.
The Championship will continue on 28-29 August in Slovenia at Ilirska Bistrica and would possibly perchance well enjoy to invent on 18-19 September in Croatia at Buzet.
Ranking of the Limanowa match: right here.
FIA European Hill Climb Championship provisional rating: right here.