It was sunny at Wackersdorf from the beginning of the day on Sunday which started with 20° on the thermometer. Three Qualifying Heats were still to be run in the European Junior Championship.
Arvid Lindblad (KR/Iame) won the E-F heat. William Macintyre (Birel ART/TM) overtook Bruno Del Pino (Tony Kart/Vortex) for 2nd place, but fell to 9th after a spoiler penalty. Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (RK/TM) moved up to 3rd place ahead of Ean Eyckmans (Kosmic/Vortex) and Lorens Lecuerta (FA Kart/Vortex). After fighting for 2nd place, Arthur Rogeon (Exprit/Vortex) dropped back to 6th in front of Harley Keeble (Tony Kart/Vortex). Evan Giltaire (Sodi/TM) lost two places in 10th place.
Brando Badoer (KR/Iame) went into a spin on the first lap of heat C-D and collided with Christian Ho (KR/Iame). Sonny Smith (KR/Iame) took the lead and resisted Alfio Spina (Tony Kart/Vortex) to win ahead of Ariel Elkin (KR/Iame). Dion Gowda (Kosmic/Vortex) finished 4th after a poor start ahead of Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart/Vortex). Antonio Leite (KR/Iame) was 10th (+7 pl) and Alessandro Giusti (KR/Iame) 13th (+12 pl) before finishing 17th because of a dropped spoiler.
Four drivers clung to each other from the first braking of the A-B heat. The comfortable leader, Alex Powell (KR/Iame) encountered a problem and slowed down at mid-race, then gave up after a collision with Schu Dozono (Energy/TM). Ugo Ugochukwu (KR/Iame) took a 5th victory ahead of Martinius Stenshorne (KR/Iame) and Maxim Rehm (Tony Kart/Vortex), then Cristian Bertuca (Birel ART/TM) and Karol Pasiewicz (Tony Kart/Vortex).
Ugochukwu came out on top in the heats with five consecutive wins and 65 points in the provisional Championship standings. Lindblad followed him in 2nd place ahead of Keeble, Stenshorne and Neate. Badoer dropped to 12th, Taponen was 14th and was still 2nd in the Championship standings 17 points behind Ugochukwu and 2 points ahead of Lindblad. Giltaire was 15th in the heats, Powell was 21st ahead of Rogeon.
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