With its 113 participants, the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup had no lack of twists. In Qualifying Practice Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART / TM Racing / B’stone) took the lead on Germany’s Daniel Stell (Mach 1 / TM Racing / B’stone), while the Israeli Ariel Levi (Sodi / TM) was in 3rd place. Longhi remained in the lead after the long series of 21 Qualifying Heats (6 per Driver).
Sweden’s Benjamin Persson (CRG / TM Racing / B’stone) took the opportunity to return to 2nd place ahead of Italian Marco Zanchetta (Maranello / TM Racing / B’stone). Considered one of the favourites, the Italian Alex Irlando (Sodi / TM Racing / B’stone) was relegated to 6th position due to a penalty. That did not prevent him from reaching 2nd place in the Final after only five laps. Persson, at the controls with a 1.7” gap appeared as a solid leader.
But the gaps narrowed as the laps went on, with Irlando and Longhi steadily rising to the front. Persson resisted several attacks and began the last lap in a position of strength. However, Irlando took advantage of a small error from his rival to succeed in a bold pass on the inside at the last corner.
He won the Race by 49 thousands of a second on the line and won the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup in front of the unfortunate Persson and Longhi. Francesco Celenta (Praga / TM Racing / B’stone) and Zanchetta completed the top five.