Not only is Christian Merli very popular with the crowd, he also starts as favourite for the overall win at the Int. 55th ADAC Hill Climb Race Osnabrück on 5-6 August, mindful not least of his own track record of 00:49.817. Yet again the iconic Uphöfener Berg track will see Merli’s sole appearance at a hill climb race in Germany this year. He currently leads the European championship standings with full points. In the paddock, his magnificent Osella FA 30 will be parked next to that of German driver Alexander Hin, who is part of his team.