The Super 2000 leader after the two Monza races, Fernando Monje, had a poor start after appearing to stall on the grid but then retired on lap 3 with flames licking from the underside of his SEAT Leon. That incident brought out the safety car for three laps.
After the safety car was withdrawn at the end of lap 6, Andreas Pfister launched a determined attack on the race leader, but Fulín held off the challenge to take the victory. Pfister then finished second overall, but took maximum points in the Single-Make Trophy once again to leave Slovakia having scored 22 out of a possible 23 points.
After winning today’s first race, Michal Matějovský finished third overall and second in the S2000 class but won the event having scored 20 points against Fulín’s 18.
Also scoring 10 points in his class in Race 2 was Kevin Krammes, who has extended his lead in Super 1600 to 13 points over Paolo Necchi. Second in the category for much of the race was Ulrike Krafft, but her Ford Fiesta took to the gravel on the last lap and so Krafft had to settle for fourth place in S1600.
In Super Production, this time it was Nikolay Karamyshev who took the honours after another race-long battle with Aleksandar Tošić. The two Honda Civic Type R drivers are separated by 8 points as the ETCC heads for its next pair of races in Salzburg in May.
Start - Paulsen is first into T1, Monje stalls on grid
Lap 1 - Fulín is up to 3rd, Nemec up to 6th, Fulín overtakes Pfister for 2nd
Lap 2 - Fulín takes the lead; Monje and Sonderegger make contact, the latter crashes out
Lap 3 - Monje retires with apparent engine failure; Krafft moves to 2nd in S1600; the safety car is deployed
Lap 6 – Race resumes
Lap 7 - Pfister attacks Fulín; Nemec passes Rikli for 5th; Fischer drops back
Lap 8 - Homola passes Rikli for 6th going into T1; Tošić passes Karamyshev in SP
Lap 9 - Matějovský passes Paulsen for 3rd; Biter runs wide, loses 7th to Ficza, then is passed by Nemec and Fischer
Lap 10 - Tošić runs wide and is passed by Karamyshev
Lap 11 - Krafft goes off through the gravel and drops to 4th in S1600