Fernando Monje (SEAT León TDi) and Peter Rikli (Honda Civic) share the lead in the Super 2000 class. However, they have to face the Czech duo of Michal Matĕiovský (SEAT León TDi) and Petr Fulín (BMW 320si) who claimed one race apiece in the previous event at the Slovakia Ring and are joint in third place, seven points off the leaders.
In Austria Monje, the winner of the two opening races at Monza, will start with the handicap of a ten-place drop on the grid for the first race, consequence of an incident in Slovakia.
In the Super 1600 class, German driver Kevin Krammes has won all the four races held so far, but he is followed by Italian Paolo Necchi who lies 13 points behind. It will be interesting to see if the Maurer Motorsport Chevrolet Aveo cars – that first appeared at the Slovakia Ring – will be able to compete with the dominant Ford Fiesta cars.
The Super Production class will revive the fight between the Honda Civic cars of Russia’s Nikolay Karamyshev and Serbia’s Aleksandar Tošić. They equally shared victories in the two previous events and Karamyshev leads by 12 points.
Finally, Norwegian Stian Paulsen and German Andreas Pfister are due to fight again in the Single-Make Trophy with their SEAT León Cup cars. Paulsen won both races at Monza, Pfister responded with a double victory at the Slovakia Ring and they are separated by only two points.