Starting from 11th on the grid in Race 1 and 8th in Race 2, Monje twice carefully picked his way through to the front and, with an extra three Super 2000 Championship points for qualifying on pole position, took the maximum 23 points away from Austria. Monje’s lead in S2000 with only two races remaining is now 12 points, with both Peter Rikli (Honda Civic) and Petr Fulín (BMW 320si) still able to clinch the title.
In the Single-Make Trophy, there was one win and one second place apiece for Norway’s Stian Paulsen and Andreas Pfister from Germany. Just one point separates the pair heading for the final pair of races.
The honours were also split in the Super 1600 category, with victories going to the two Ford Fiesta drivers Kevin Krammes and Paolo Necchi. It’s now only these two that can win the S1600 crown, with Krammes leading Necchi by 17 points.
Finally, the Super Production category saw both victories go to Russia’s Nikolay Karamyshev, who has extended his head over Aleksandar Tošić to 11 points. The pair made contact several times during the second race in Austria that resulted in a 30-second penalty imposed to the Serbian, so we can expect the two races at Imola to be anything but straightforward!