Sodi World Finals 2018 - Friday report

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Sodi World Finals 2018: another second spectacular day on International Track Friuli Venezia Giulia. Drivers from everywhere of the planet are running on in Italy

Sunny day but windy, due the site is closed Adriatic Sea in turistic city of Lignano Sabbiadoro, on International Track Friuli Venezia Giulia. It’s the first time that the circuit host the Sodi World Finals. Totally, are running around 260 drivers, coming from 41 countryes of five continents.
There were some big battles during all the day in the Sprint category, where are running drivers over 16 years old. In the Heat 3 Final 4 hungarian Zoltan Lamer was always at the head of the race and in the second place there was the young france driver Alexandre Bonneau. Third was the Canadian girl Sabrina Caron. British Craig Mitchell come back from thirteen to fifth position. Was a driver coming from Bahrain, Rashid Almuammari the winner of Heat 3 Final 3. The race was really exciting with a big battle to keep the leadership. A France driver won the Heat 3 Final 2: Mickael Mota his name. He come back from five positions. Unlucky the Italian Matteo Garabini, third; he loose two positions. He has not able to keep the leadership. Germay first of all in the Heat 3 Super Final: Denny Gorsdorf gained the leadership with only one overtake. The Bulgarian Ventsislav Vassilev come back from seven position. He had a really nice performance. At the end of the day, the overall classification was the follow: two french driver Lucas Urbani and Mickael Mota in first and second position. Third place for the germany Denny Gorsdorf.
The Junior category is reserved to drivers between 11 and 15 years. Russian drivers were very fast in the Junior Kid (category is up from weight). They won Heat 2 and 3 Super Final, respectively with Oleg Zholobov and Mikhail Evmenenko. Zholobov was always first in front of British Fraser Brunton, wich regained eight positions. In the 3 Heat there was a positions exchange between two Russian drivers. The winner was Evmenenko, as weel the Heats overall.Junior category driver Alexandr Vasilenko won the Super Final Heat 2 and the Italian Nicolò Soffiat the Heat 3 Super Final.
In the Friday evening it took placed the endurance’s race qualifying. The challenge will start at 10.00 pm on and will finish at the end of 12 race’s hours, Saturday June 16. Drivers over 16 years are running to.
S. Cossetti


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