Qualifying produced a tightly packed grid heading into the Sprint race, with ltras taking pole by just 6 thousands of a second, ahead of Monster. Hunter rounded off the top 3 with 39.59, taking 3rd away from Gaz at the finish. From 1st to 7th, the grid seperated by just 1.3 seconds.
Sprint Race Results : 7 LAPS
Evo : 7th DNF (accident lap 3) - The sprint race started with ltras getting the legs off the field on the start, leading a lights-to-flag victory, untouchable. A race long battle for 2nd place ensued between Monster and Hunter, with Hunter eventually passing him out of turn 3 as he made a mistake. Gaz finished a honorable forth, after intitally keeping in touch with the leading trio, but falling off at the latter stages of the race. Marcus and Zonda rounded up the finishers, with Evo succumbing to a crash exiting the turn 2-3 complex.
Feature Race Results : 9 LAPS
Zonda : 7th DNF (accident lap 2) - The Feature race produced a stunning race-long battle for 2nd, with Hunter eventually coming on top. ltras once again pushed through the field from last place on the reverse grid, getting an early lead after passing Gaz and sailing into the distance after lap 3. Monster and Hunter both fought up the field, as the leaders faltered. Marcus slid off in turn 1, running wide and giving the inside to Evo, Monster, Hunter and Zonda. Evo passed Monster just before turn 2, however running wide and rejoining resulted in a slight T-bone by Monster, who sent Evo into a spin, thankfully to recover. Hunter was caught up in the incident, falling 3 seconds behind now 3rd placed man Monster. However, what followed were blistering laps, quicker than his Qualifying, to close up on Monster, before an error under braking for turn 1 on lap 5 gave his position away. Both Hunter and Monster chased after Gaz, but Hunter's pace was far too great. Hunter passed Gaz when the Brit made a mistake under brakes on the last lap, leaving the door open also for Monster to slip through. In the end, it was another impeccable race win for ltras, who once again proved his speed in these agile cars. With back-to-back race wins here in round 1, he looks to be the favourite in this championship.