Last Updated on 9 March 2022 @ 22:33:55
The seventh round of the continental calendar ended in Maggiora
The rain tried to spoil the party, but it didn't succeed: the public didn't want to miss the great European Autocross Championship, which was returning to the Maggiora Offroad Arena after two years.
It was worth it: the more than 100 drivers from 15 nations offered a show worthy of the Novara circuit's tradition!
The final classification in this category is Sub-Judice following several complaints that are still being discussed.
On the track, the final was a beautiful duel between Frenchmen Johnny Feuillade (Alfa Racing/S1000RR) and Florent Tafani (Alfa Racing Superbuggy), which ended in favour of the former.
Czech Petr Nikodém (Caravan Metropol/CM Buggy) took a fine third place after a great comeback.
With this finishing order Florent Tafani would jump to the top of the general classification with 173 points.
The Czech Jakub Novotný (Alfa Racing/Hayabusa) dominated the final; after a perfect start he took off and the others saw him after the finish.
Second place went to German Marvin Holzleitner (PAS/B1600), while his compatriot Thomas Straub (Pas Autosport) came third.
After this race, the Dutchman Timo Pähler (fifth today) leads the classification with 181 points, ahead of Kevin Peters, who racked up only nine and is now on 174.
There was a twist before the final: Czech Petr Šimurda (Skoda Fabia 3), who should have started from pole position, was disqualified for technical irregularities and this caused a big delay in the programme.
At the end of the final, Lukaš Červeny (Skoda Fabia), who had finished second, was also disqualified for technical irregularities.
Victory went to a great Werner Gurschler (Skoda Fabia) ahead of Estonian Andri Õun (Ford Fiesta) and Luca De Fortunati (Subaru Impreza). Following the disqualification of Červeny, Õunwon the European Category Cup.
Victory for the Czech Filip Duřt(Alfa Racing/AR0006) after a hard-fought race that saw several twists and turns, such as the contact between the Czech Ondřej Medlík (Fast&Speed) and compatriot Arnošt Florián (Alfa Racing/Suziki) while they were in the lead.
Medlík then managed to climb up to second place, while third place went to Teun Van Asten (Alfa Buggy).
At the top of the ranking remains Medlík with 200 points.
One of the most hard-fought categories saw victory go to Frenchman Flavien Goulet (LR Motor Will Oz) ahead of Spaniard Ivan Piña Chinchilla (Semog Bravo Sport) and a very good Gabriele Zoppetti (Speedcar Wonder). Goulet got off to a great second start and cruised to victory. The race had been suspended after Marcello Gallo capsized, without consequences for the driver, while the Frenchman David Meat was in the lead, but was forced to retire after the second start.
After this race, the leader is still David Meat with 110 points.
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First, historic victory for a Norwegian driver at Maggiora Offroad Arena in the Autocross: it was Karl Peter Norstrand, who dominated the weekend and also the final, remaining in the lead from start to finish.
Second place went to Belgian Viktor Vranckx, who is now at home in Maggiora, while third went to Belgian Kobe Pauwels.
The classification now sees Gil Membrado in the lead with 88 points ahead of Pepujol with 87.
All results are available on the official timingsite