Act I: Michele Di Martino (Energy / TM) took the advantage from Jan Midrla (Birel / TM) in the first lap of the Prefinal of the KZ2 European Championship in Wackersdorf on a dry track but under threatening skies. Di Martino escaped in an incredible way helped by the rain which had just begun to fall. The slow process was initiated on lap 3. Midrla was followed by Simas Juodvirsis (Energy / TM), Kevin Gyr (Tony Kart / Vortex), Ryan Van der Burgt (Maddox / TM), Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG / Maxter), Marcel Jeleniowski (Tony Kart / Vortex) Marvin Meindorfer (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Riccardo Negro (DR / TM). The red flag was waved by the race director.
Act II: The race is restarted half an hour later in the order at the red flag, in pouring rain with 11 laps remaining. Juodvirsis dispatched Midrla quickly to gain second place, before Jeleniowski passed Negro and Van der Burgt. Lennox-Lamb had been steadily losing ground. Alexandre Arrue (Righetti / TM) moved up to 21st, but Da Silva and Fiault were not running. Juodvirsis then took the first lead to the detriment of Di Martino. Several drivers were shown the black flag.
The result: Juodvirsis got away so much and Di Martino had to watch out for Midrla and Jeleniowski behind him. Victory went to Simas Juodvirsis, but the last lap proved surprising as Meindorfer took second place ahead of Di Martino, Jeleniowski and Paauwe.
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