Kristijan Habulin took the first win in the short history of the Modena KZ engine after several podiums in the early season races for Fabian Federer.
The Croatian Kristijan Habulin on a CRG powered by Modena Engines was the fastest in KZ2 Qualifying with a 42.037s time. Habulin set his pole lap on slick tyres during a brief sunny spell in the early morning sessions. Also very fast in KZ2 was Paolo Bonetti (Tony/Vortex), Massimo Dante (Maranello/TM), Giacomo Pollini (CRG/TM), Marcel Muller (CRG/TM) and Simas Juodvirsis (Energy/TM).
Habulin and Alessandro Giulietti (Intrepid/TM) took the front row positions for the Prefinal. Habulin met all expectations, while Giulietti had to overcome opposition from such as Bonetti, Pollini and Juodvirsis to grab a front row start.
Giulietti took advantage of Habulin’s hesitation at the start of the Prefinal to grab the lead. But the Croatian wasted no time and retook it immediately, dominating the rest of the race. Giulietti tried to stay with him but lacked something at the end of the race and had to give in to Dante and Douglas Lundberg (Maranello/TM). There was also a good performance from Luca Tilloca (Kali/Parilla) who ended up 5th.
Habulin had a good start to the Final, but at the corner near the paddock Lundberg muscled his way through to the lead. Habulin didn’t rush his move, waiting for the best opportunity while keeping Dante at bay. By lap 5 Habulin moved into the lead, while Bonetti and Tilloca proved to be very fast lapping below the 42s mark. Habulin wasn’t able to pull away and was tailed by Dante and Lundberg all the way, and only with one lap to go he managed to lap into the 41.9s, grabbing the win. Tilloca was forced to retire on lap 11 while strongly in 5th fighting with Bonetti, and Juodvirsis finished just off the podium.