Battles and a superb victory for Ardigo in KZ2
Marco Ardigo had more opposition in the Finals of the Winter Cup but still managed to come out on top despite opposition from Luca Corberi and Anthony Abbasse.
Anthony Abbasse (Sodi / TM) quickly surpassed Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex) to lead Prefinal A in KZ2, but the Italian took control at halfway after a long series of fastest laps. Flavio Camponeschi (CRG / Parilla) tried to resist Lorandi Leonardo (Tony Kart / Vortex) before giving up his 3rd place. He was then overtaken by Joel Johansson (Righetti / TM), while Nicolas Gonzales (Sodi / TM) was fighting for 5th position. Ardigo won the race, always closely followed by Abbasse, over 3.5s ahead of Johansson who finished 3rd followed by Lorandi and Camponeschi, with Gonzales, in 6th, controlled Marcus Armstrong (Tony Kart / Vortex).
Bas Lammers (Sodi / TM) did not take long to regain the lead of Prefinal B after the very incisive move from Davide Fore (Righetti / TM). Alexander Schmitz (Tony Kart / Vortex) then moved up to compete in the 2nd place, but his race ended in 11th place due to a penalty, while Fabian Federer (CRG / Modena) joined the top three ahead of Luca Corberi ( Tony Kart / Vortex) and Paolo De Conto (CRG / Maxter).
It was a superb final race and a magnificent spectacle for the 2016 Winter Cup in KZ2. With a good start, Ardigo took the lead ahead of the two Sodi drivers Lammers and Abbasse. On the second lap, Lammers had problems (probably the engine cutting out) and involuntarily slowed his teammate Abbasse. He, however, remained in the shot and settled into 1st place. Meanwhile, De Conto had given up during a fight with Lorandi. Corberi came back in the wheeltracks of Abbasse, with Federer in 3rd position.
Ardigo found his pace and quickly followed Corberi in overtaking Abbasse. Ardigo finally found the opening on his young teammate and took a great victory full of suspense. Abbasse managed to take 3rd place from Federer with determination to finally secure the podium. The Gold drivers Johansson and Fore finished 5th and 6th. Nicolas Gonzales (Sodi / TM) was in the top ten, in 7th for a time before finishing 9th. Schmitz set the fastest lap of 46.820s but saw his ascent interrupted by a retirement within a lap of the goal.
The application of penalties later amended the final ranking. Federer found himself 11th, Fore 15th, Camponeschi 16th and Gonzales 17th.