The third and final round of the CIK Academy Trophy saw Belgian Max Potty take the title, but Mehmet Besler from Turkey stole the show in Varennes grabbing the win in both finals.
Gilles Magnus from Belgium grabbed pole start for Race 1 after a 4th and a 1st place in the heats, with Besler joining up on front row after a win and 7th. Hard weekend for the main title contenders, Potty and Piquet, with the Belgian able to start nonetheless from row 3 while the Brazilian from the 11th.
Race 1 was very exciting, with as many as 4 drivers – Besler, Becq, Melgar and Aron – swapping the lead. The first three actually finished in that order, while Lithuanian Aron dropped down to 8th, Potty managing to keep 6th and Piquet coming back up to 12th.
Race 2 was just as thrilling, with Besler, Potty and Italy’s Edoardo Tolfo putting up a great show. After 14 laps the Turkish driver came once again on top ahead of Tolfo and Melgar, and Potty in tow. Piquet had to waive his dreams of glory good-bye after he was forced to retire on lap 6. The Brazilian’s cursed weekend was very costly also in the overall standings, where Potty came out on top grabbing the 4th Academy Trophy title with 258 points ahead of Spaniard Melgar (227) and Besler (223).