Review and interview with Lukas Stelc, driver for Kotouc Gearboxes Evo 9 from Ecce Homo 2022.
A fantastic weekend was had by all at the 2022 running of the European Hill Climb Championship at Sternberk, ECCE HOMO, Czech Republic. The 2 day event saw approximately 250 registered entrants. Just that alone deserves a huge congratulations for the organisers to manage the event and ensure it remains to schedule and puts on a great show. The racing surely didnt disappoint. There was a new track record set by Italian Christian Merli with a time of 2:39:80.
For those who are not familiar with the hill climb event, ECCE HOMO is now in its 41st year. The track is 7.8km long, and has a height difference of 307m from start to finish. An extremely fast and challenging track that is not for the faint hearted. It requires focus and courage right up until the last meter.
This year´s contest has seen Kotouc Gearboxes enter the event with our own Mitsubishi Evo IX. The first time attending the event at full distance as the car is regulary competing in the Czech Maverick Rescue Cup which is a Czech championship.