The Italian Indoor Nationals were held in Firenze on the last weekend of October. The track quite big, and was built with a new moquette surface. The best Italian drivers battled for the 1-round Nationals title and after the qualifing rounds, Team XRAY drivers Romagnoli and Barbera would start in 2nd and 4th positions in the finals.
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In the 1st final, Sala, Romagnoli and Barbera finished in the top 3 position, clearly showing that the final victory would be a battle between these 3 drivers. In the 2nd final, Romagnoli overtook Sala and took the victory with Barbera trailing in 3rd place. The last 3rd final result was absolutely unexpected. The 3 drivers overtook each other 3~4 times, giving the crowd a very exciting show. A 25sec remaining, the positions were Barbera, Romagnoli, and Sala. Then a driver in last position rolled over and the marshal crossed the track, stopping Barbera’s car!! Romagnoli couldn’t avoid crashing into Barbera’s car, so Sala was able to win only 2~3 meters ahead of Romagnoli who was fast in recovering.
Final results of Expert category:
1° Sala Federico 2° Romagnoli Michele XRAY T2’007
3° Barbera Guido XRAY T2’007
4° Costanzo Christian
5° Manicucci Alessio 6° Gennari Marco XRAY T2’007
7° Taddei Maurizio
8° Baldissarri Daniele
9° Martini Francesco
10° Ricca Massimiliano