The second round of the popular XRS series in Italy was held at the stunning facilities of SRC E-Track in Pescara. A big turnout of more than 100 drivers joined the race which was run in 6 different classes on the weekend of 13-14 January. This high grip indoor asphalt track proved to be a great challenge for the competitors, who soon were starting to find their way around this fast circuit. The pits were nicely decorated with HUDY pit towels everywhere, and the hospitality was second to none!
In the modified class Alexander Hagberg was able to take the TQ spot just narrowly in front of my team mate Bruno Coelho. Alexander was able to convert the TQ into a win in the first two A-finals after a faultless drive. There was a big battle going on for the remaining podium spots, which eventually was won by Dario Balestri in 2nd and the XRAY driver Alessio Menicucci in 3rd! All 3 finals showcased great racing with some of Europe’s best drivers.
The “normal” stock class was won by Marco Cialfi in front of the young Filippo Domanin, and with Lorenzo Esposito in 3rd.
The “pro” stock class saw a dominating performance XRAY driver Mustafa Alp, who took the TQ and win in front of Alessio Mancini. Massimo Fabiani rounded out an all-XRAY podium.
The 17.5T “real” stock class was won by Flavio Buzi, in front of Emanuele Agnoletti and Alessandro Bagagli in 3rd.
The F1 class saw a great performance by Mr “Minirace Casoria” Pierpaolo Spedaliere, who took the win. Matteo Berlincioni finished in the runner up spot, and Mustafa Alp in 3rd.
The 1/12 Modified class saw a great field of 15 entries. Alexander managed to take the TQ position in all qualifiers and finals. In the end it was Fabio Domanin who claimed 2nd place in front of the 1/12 “debutant” Mattia Collina in 3rd!