The temperature was approaching 30°C in Franciacorta when the drivers were presented on the starting grid for the fourth round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series. Nathan Tye (Sodi/TM) started from the front row of the grid next to poleman Anatholy Khavalkin (Parolin/TM) and was well in the lead of the Championship, which he is sure to win.
Tye struggled to take 3rd place behind Khavalkin and Maciej Gladysz (LN/Vortex) who then took the lead. Alfie Slater (LN/Vortex) and Taym Saleh (KR/Iame) completed the top five. Tye moved into the lead on lap 3 with Khavalkin in his wake. The positions were reversed with Khavalkin again leading ahead of Gladysz and Tye. After five laps, Jimmy Helias (Tony Kart/Vortex) had moved up seven positions to 7th and Maxens Verbrugge (KR/Iame) nine positions to 20th. On the other hand, Jules Caranta (Energy/TM) had dropped back to 30th place. Saleh and Kirill Dzitiev (Tony Kart/Vortex) attacked Tye who was 5th. Guillaume Bouzar (Tony Kart/Vortex), Verbrugge and Dmitry Matveev (Tony Kart/Vortex) formed a dynamic group that made a comeback in the second half of the field.
Dzitiev moved up to 2nd place on lap 15 and quickly closed the gap to Khavalkin. He attacked his compatriot, there was contact and Khavalkin found himself 4th. Gladysz and Tye came together and ended up in the barriers, Saleh also retired in the incident. Dzitiev strengthened his lead and took the win 1,2″ ahead of René Lammers (Parolin/TM), both of them having moved up nine places. Martin Molnar (Energy/TM) took 3rd place, Khavalkin 4th, Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart/Vortex) 5th ahead of Helias. Verbrugge finished in 13th place after a 16 place improvement and Caranta in 26th.
Provisional results pending the publication of the final rankings.
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