Euronova’s Kimiya Sato?extended his championship lead after winning the first Auto GP race of the weekend at Imola.
Sato, starting from second, took advantage of pole-sitter Markus Pommer‘s retirement?after the German hit mechanical issues with his car on lap one.
Kevin Giovesi and Andrea Roda both made it to the podium after passing Pal Varhaug on the first lap, forcing the Norwegian to settle for fourth.
Super Nova’s Michela Cerruti?and?Francesco Dracone?secured fifth and sixth, with the latter keeping?Christof von Grunigen at bay during the whole race.
Giuseppe Cipriani finished eighth, closely followed by Tamas Pal Kiss, who was hindered by technical difficulties, and the top ten was completed by reigning champion Vittorio Ghirelli.
|1||Kimiya Sato||Euronova Racing||20 laps in 32:01.697|
|2||Kevin Giovesi||Eurotech Engineering||+7.938|
|3||Andrea Roda||Virtuosi UK||+15.118|
|4||Pal Varhaug||Virtuosi UK||+16.023|
|5||Michela Cerruti||Supernova International||+20.176|
|6||Francesco Dracone||Supernova International||+27.179|
|7||Christof von Grunigen||Zele Racing||+27.600|
|8||Giuseppe Cipriani||Ibiza Racing||+53.686|
|9||Tamas Pal Kiss||Zele Racing||+55.202|
|10||Vittorio Ghirelli||FMS Racing||+1:06.216|
|11||Salvatore De Plano||Euronova Racing||+1 lap|
|12||Michele La Rosa||MLR 71 by Euronova||+8 laps|
|Markus Pommer||Supernova International||+20 laps|