Italians are very keen hillclimbers both in historic and modern cars, with a thriving national championship, so it is not surprising that they also excel on the international field. The 2022 FIA Historic European Hillclimb Championship came to end with the final round at Buzetski Dani in Hungary in mid-September and after five rounds, Italy went away with the Nations Cup thanks to the three Italians who topped their categories. Giorgio Tessore took Category 3 in a Porsche 911 SC and Piero Lottini won Category 4 in his Osella PA 9/90. Ildebrando Motti won category 2, edging out the two Czech Skoda RS 130 drivers, Jaroslav Mikeš and Petr Strnad – who finished on equal points for second place, in the last round. Frenchman Jean-Marc Debeaune took his Van Diemen RF82 to victory in the single seater Category 5 and Austrian Harald Mösler took the 2022 Category 1 title in his unusual Daren MK3.
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