Round 1 Ranking

With the best over 3 laps business now in the books, we’re racing over 10mins, and defending Champion David Ronnefalk would lay down a marker early on as took advantage of running after the top heat and without any crashes to post a time 5secs clear of closest challenger Naoto Matsukura. With the top 4 all from heat 2, track evolution can be mentioned, however, with heats resorted, the top guns ran for the first time with their peers, rather than in randomly sorted heats, this threw up different types of traffic – blocking.

Ty Tessmann would finish ‘best of the rest’ as Ryan Maifield suffered the ignominy of a last lap crash, handing Ty the heat 1 win by 0.2 secs, further compounding the notion of ‘a run to forget’ when Jorn Neumann from heat 3 further demoted the Arizona native. Practice top seed Davide Ongaro was on the pace but crashes saw him drop down the order and never recover.