Marangoni shod Hill Climb European champions
Marangoni tyres helped Simone Faggioli rout the field at Ilirska Bistrica in Slovenia to record the best time in both heats of the race, winning the FIA Hill Climb European Championship with one race still remaining. Faggioli drove his Osella FA30-Zytek with Marangoni Zeta Linea racing tyres to a fourth championship victory, making him one of the legends of the sport. Marangoni said Faggioli’s victory and domination of hill climb races over recent years is “confirmation of the exceptional work done by the engineers and technicians at the Italian company’s research & development department”.
The 2011 European Hill Climb season has been a very demanding one and has seen the need for changes in terms of tyre structure and compounds due to constant evolution in the power and speed of the new 3000cc engines, which thus require higher performance above all from the tyres.
The next race for the Italian Champion, Caprino-Spiazzi, will provide an opportunity for the Florence driver to be crowned winner of his home nation’s event. Faggioli commented: “Winning’s never easy and doing it two years in a row is even less so. The competition was very tough and I need to thank my team, Enzo Osella, Marangoni and the Best Lap team for being able to celebrate this European title. Now we need to concentrate on winning the Italian championships too.”