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Roda takes maiden win at Misano

by Gruz David


19-year-old Giorgio Roda has taken his first single-seater victory after in an eventful reverse-grid race at Misano.

National Trophy driver Alessandro Perullo?started the race from pole and kept the lead for the majority of the race. However, race one winner Simone Iaquinta was able to pass him in the closing stages after fighting his way through the field, only to receive a 25-second penalty for damaging the car of Michele Beretta earlier on.

This penalty meant that Perullo was still leading the race, but he soon found himself under pressure from Roda. The fight went on until the very last lap, when Roda finally made a move on Perullo, who subsequently dropped to the fourth place in a couple of corners, also passed by Sergey Trofimov and Dario Orsini.

Championship leader Alessio Rovera started from last place, and made his way up to fifth. Lukas Moraes and Vitaly Larionov finished sixth and seventh respectively, in front of the penalized Iaquinta, Sabino de Castro, and Beretta, who was forced to pit after the earlier-mentioned contact with Iaquinta.

Race results
Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Giorgio Roda Cram Motorsport 18:11.001
2 Sergey Trofimov Euronova by Fortec +1.055
3 Dario Orsini NBC Group +1.423
4 Alessandro Perullo Technorace +1.960
5 Alessio Rovera Cram Motorsport +5.028
6 Lukas Moraes Facondini Racing +9.996
7 Vitaly Larionov Euronova by Fortec +10.152
8 Simone Iaquinta GSK +15.487
9 Sabino de Castro AB Motorsport +18.719
10 Michele Beretta Euronova by Fortec +1:16.307