Norma Automotive more than ever in CFM ChallengePublished on: 9 May 2018 Hill Climb
At the beginning of April, the first meeting of the 2018 CFM Challenge season took place in Bagnols-Sabran. Record on track for Geoffrey Schatz at the wheel of a Norma M20 previously held by his brother Nicolas Schatz. During the second race at Col-St-Pierre, it’s Nicolas Petit’s turn to highlight the brand. Winner in the Gard, he is followed by Geoffrey Schatz and David Meillon, both driving Norma M20 cars. With no less than sixteen Norma entered, the hill climb race will be more interesting than ever!
The French Mountain Championship was born in 1967, and has not failed to evolve over the years. Today, there are 13 events spread over the entire country that host, from April to September, competitors who share between Sport and Production Championship. And it is in France that the European Championship kicks off on the legendary Col Saint-Pierre Hill Race.
The CFM prototype platform is composed of 80% Norma Automotive cars with a majority of latest generation cars. More than half of the Norma cars entered in the French Mountain Championship have carbon chassis.
The CFM board is eclectic but also of rare quality, with at the top of the category two drivers with two very different Proto Norma Automotive. French Champion, Sébastien Petit this year has chosen a Norma M20 FC, in European configuration (E2SC) and powered by a 3 liter Mugen engine. In front of him, Geoffrey Schatz who took over from his eldest, Nicolas, sevenfold consecutive winner of the Championship, whose last four titles were acquired at the wheel of a Norma 4 liters (CN +).
The Championship also gives pride of place to Prototypes powered by 2-liter engines. A dozen Norma cars are entered in this category, an amazing pool of talent, where young hopefuls play the leading role.