A changing weather inflames the third day of competition in Adria. David Vidales wins in OK Junior, whilst Fabian Federer gets the better of Stan Pex in KZ2. Pedro Hiltbrand wins an incredible OK final.
Alessandro Irlando (Energy Corse-TM) wins the first prefinal leading from flag to flag, finishing with a gap of more than one second and half over the Dutchman Stan Pex (CRG-Vortex) with Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart-Vortex) in third position. In the second prefinal is Fabian Federer (CRG-Modena Engines) who passes first under the chequered flag over poleman Matteo Viganò (Top Kart-Parilla) and Dylan Davies (CRG-TM).
Alessandro Irlando starts greatly and leads over Fabian Federer, Matteo Viganò and Stan Pex, but his reign is short because Federer and Viganò pass him. The leading quartet is very compact, until Stan Pex makes his move on Viganò, who loses the contact with his rivals. Pex is really determinated to win, and overtakes also Matteo Viganò. On lap seventeenth an heavy rain shower changes the scenario and makes the race almost impossible. Stan Pex tries to exploit the situation overtaking Federer, who is able to defend his position untile the red flag on lap nineteenth who sets the finish of the race. Thanks to the rain, Dylan Davies grabs the third place over Tommaso Mosca who gains eleven positions.
Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla) gets away from the battle with poleman Paavo Tonteri (CRG-Parilla) and Logan Sargeant (FA Kart-Vortex) leading the pack. A rain shower shakes the classification, and the race loses Paavo Tonteri ought to a contact. Reigning champion Karol Basz (Kosmic Kart-Vortex) exploits this humid condition earning a lot of positions. On the finishing line Sargeant sacrifices the second position in favour of Basz to start the final race on the clean side of the track.
After the green flag Hiltbrand tries to get away from the pack, but Logan Sargeant takes the lead a few laps later dominating the race until the final part: Tom Joyner makes his comeback grabbing the runner up position in the middle of the race, and he starts closing the gap with the leader. In the final part of the race a fierce battle starts, and on the last lap Sargeant shuts the door in front of Joyner causing a contact between himself, the Brit and Basz. Hiltbrand thanks and tkes home the win over Sargeant and Christian Lundgaard who was behind the tangle. Joyner finishes in fourth and Basz in fifth.
In the first prefinal Denis Hauger (CRG-Parilla) loses position immediately after the start, falling down to fifth position. Frenchman Charles Milesi (Tony Kart-Vortex) takes the lead, but he has to deal with the great comeback of the poleman who re-takes the lead and wins the race. Third position for Malaysian Bin Abdul Gafar Mizzudin Musyaffa (DR-TM).
The second race of the morning shows a Kiern Jewiss (Exprit-Vortex) in perfect shape who gets the better of David Vidales (Tony Kart-Vortex) and Dimitrii Bogdanov (FA Kart-Vortex) who started eleventh.
In the final race Charles Milesi (Tony Kart-Vortex) exploits the fight between Kiern Jewiss (Exprit-Vortex) and Denis Hauger (CRG-Parilla) and takes the lead, whilst the poleman falls down in fifth place. An amazing Isac Blomqvist (Tony Kart-Vortex) makes him comeback from the 15th place on grid to the lead of the race on lap eight, but he stressed his tyres too much and in the final part of the race he has to settle for third position behind David Vidales and Kiern Jewiss.
Here the results.
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