The atypical warmth of late October continued for race two of the Ferrari Challenge European Championship on Saturday. What started off cool and cloudy broke into a wonderful warming sunshine a few hours before the final race of the European season began at 14:30.
Trofeo Pirelli. Polesitter Niklas Nielsen (Formula Racing) completed a lights to flag victory in the second race, but it was certainly not easy, as he was challenged by Fabio Leimer (Octane 126) through the first few corners. The pair traded fastest laps over the opening few laps, but was unable to progress. Bjorn Grossmann (Octane 126) completed the podium in what was ultimately a truncated race, caused by an incident in the final corner. Having half spun, Bonamy Grimes (Stratstone Ferrari) was then struck by another car while sitting in the middle of the track, leaving debris everywhere. Fortunately both drivers were fine, but the race was ended while clean up could be affected.
Trofeo Pirelli AM. Jens Liebhauser (Formula Racing) took victory in the Trofeo Pirelli Am class, beating his closest rival, Chris Froggatt (HR Owen) by just over eight seconds. Martin Nelson (Scuderia Autoropa) took a comfortable third place, four seconds back of Martin, and seven seconds clear of his closest challenger from the rear.
Coppa Shell. A staggering driver from Henry Hassid (Charles Pozzi) saw him take victory in the Coppa Shell class, and beat his Trofeo Pirelli counterparts in the overall standings. Not only did he beat his closest competition by three seconds, his closest in-class challenger was Fabienne Wohlwend (Octane 126), the Ladies Cup Winner. Ultimately, Fabienne would take second, by three seconds over Johnny Laursen (Formula Racing).
Pirelli 458. The 458 EVO class was a relatively straightforward affair with only three cars participating. Kriton Lendoudis (Formula Racing) took the win over Halger Harmsen (Lueg Sportivo) while Galip Atar (Octane 126) finished on the third step of the podium.
Schedule. The Finali Mondiali will take place on Sunday, with each class taking part in its own race. Track action begins at 9:00.