A Round 1 to remember
Last Updated on 4 April 2018 @ 05:54:55
A crowd not seen for a long time at the Maggiora Offroad Arena was able to witness a decidedly spectacular final day of Round 1. The drivers in the various categories put on a first-class show.
Despite some gearbox problems, Oscar Ortfeldt (Ford Fiesta) won with a time of 4'40"220 (over six laps) ahead of Marco Noris (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO), 2"450 behind, and Werner Gurschler (Mitsubishi Mirage), third in 4'58"026.
The battle in Q4 between Ortfeldt and Ivan Carmellino was great and spectacular. After solving the problems of his Mitsubishi, yesterday with the transmission shaft and today with the differential, Carmellino was showing all his class to challenge Ortfeldt for the first place, but he made a mistake causing his car to capsize and thus precluding himself from entering the final.
The nineteen year old Marius Bermingrud confirmed himself as the strongest in this category with his Alfa Romeo Mito, despite some mechanical problems: 4'55"553 was the time set by the Norwegian of Team Tedak, ahead of Stefano Cerri (Citroen Saxo), who after a weekend full of problems pulled out of his hat an excellent second place in 4'59"852. Third position, with a time of 5'10"890, for the daring Fabrizio Giovanella, penalized by a spin just during the final.
Fourth position for defending champion Marco Valazza (Citroen Saxo) with a time of 5'13"534.
In front of everyone, once again, Maicol Giacomotti. The driver from Verbania and his trusty KC Suzuki started the year as they had finished the previous one, namely winning, with a time of 4'37"601.
However, the rivals were certainly not idle and offered a great show, with overtaking and counter-overtaking. The second position went to Simone Firenze (Kamikaz 3 Yamaha) with a time of 4'40"916, while third was Nicolò Grieco (GMN KC) in 4'41"463, who was able to take advantage of the fight between Firenze and Gallo (KEP Suzuki), then placed 4th in 4'42"091 and author of the fastest lap of the weekend in 44"029.
Now the attention of the Maggiora Sport Club turns to the second round of the Italian Rallycross Championship, also valid for the FIA CEZ Championship (Central Europe), which will take place again in Maggiora Offroad Arena on 26/27 May.
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