50 years Dijon-Prenois - Arturo Merzario: "My career has been perfect, because I am here talking with you"

16 Nov. 2022 ‧ 10:30
Thibaut Villemant
The last driver to have defended Ferrari's interests in the top class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans spoke to Endurance-Info, wearing his trademark hat and a belt that always shows the cigar company that had such an influence on his career.

Why did you come for the 50th anniversary of the Dijon-Prenois circuit?

When I was driving here, I was still very young (Laughs). More seriously, I won the very first race organized on the circuit (on June 4, 1972). It was in the 2L European Prototype Championship and I was driving an Abarth 2.0. Afterwards, I also won the 1000 km of Dijon with Alfa Romeo (in 1975 and 1977, events reduced to 800 and 500 km), so yes, it is a circuit that has a rather special place in my heart.


What makes it special?

The following is for subscribers only

Subscription offer

To never miss any more GT and prototype news
Detailed files
Access to all articles
Receive VIP tickets