Bas Lammers and Rick Dreezen were the leaders of a demonstration of how wet racing should be done with Dreezen just about taking the win.
Marco Ardigo (Tony/Vortex) was the most dangerous opponent to the winner, and Bas Lammers (Praga/TM) and Rick Dreezen (Tony/Vortex) shared 3rd. Note the excellent performance in the rain of the Czech driver Zdenek Groman (Kosmic/Vortex) and the good performances from Paolo De Conto (Birel/BMB) and Ben Hanley (ART/TM).
The Final start was confused and Ardigo was caught up a little after attacking Lammers, so Ardigo was down in the pack and spun at the first corner. Dreezen took the lead ahead of Hanley and Groman, while Jonathan Thonon wasted time. Joey Hanssen took 3rd followed by Lammers and Thonon. Simone Brenna was 7th, Sauro Cesetti was 8th and Gianni Gazzurelli 9th.
Hanssen was passed, as was Thonon, the fastest on the track took 3rd with Lammers in his wake. Hanley attacked and took the lead from Dreezen on lap three, but the Belgian repassed. Meanwhile, Lammers took Thonon and approached Hanley, setting the fastest time. Dreezen got away unsurmountably, unless Lammers, in 2nd, could gain back 1.7s. On lap 10, Thonon attacked Hanley under braking to take 3rd.
Lammers was less than 0.5s from Dreezen, and was able to attack before the end. Groman managed to pass Hanley. Dreezen took a lot of risks to hold off Lammers who put him under a lot of pressure. But Groman took Hanssen who was 4th in front of Hanley.
Dreezen managed the situation admirably, but Lammers attacked and both drivers slid off. Lammers was now in the lead. But the Dutch champion didn’t want to win this way and very sportingly, as well intelligently, let Dreezen past and also took a better line. Thonon was on the third step of the podium in front of Hanssen, De Conto and Hanley.
Thonon received a penalty of 7s for an unfair maneuver on Joey Hanssen who moved up to 3rd, while Thonon dropped to 4th position.