Ferenc Kancsar defends Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals DD2 title

Hungarian karting star Ferenc Kancsar took his second straight Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals title in the DD2 class at Sarno.

Ferenc Kancsar defends Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals DD2 title

Kancsar won the first of two pre-finals to start the main race from the front row, but it was Kiwi Josh Hart who took the lead at the start.

He was soon demoted however, as Kancsar and Christian Sorensen took turns in leading in the early stages of the race.

The order between the duo was unchanged for the second half, with the Hungarian leading.

Although he couldn't shake off the Dane, it was Kancsar who came out on top to win the DD2 title for the second year in a row.

Sorensen and Hart completed the podium ahead of Haralds Garkaklis and Pascal Marschall.

Russia Mavlanov becomes 125 MAX champion

17-year-old Denis Mavlanov took the race win in the 20-lap long 125 MAX race.

Mavlanov, who raced in single-seaters last year with a campaign in SMP F4, led all but one lap and crossed the line with a lead of 1.5 seconds.

Frenchman Adrien Renaudin was his main rival for most of the race, but he was eventually shuffled back in the order.

Czech Petr Bezel and Turkish youngster Berkay Besler completed the podium.

Kimber inherits Junior crown post-race

Although Marco Settimo took the chequered flag first in the Junior race, Mark Kimber was crowned champion following a post-race penalty.

Settimo was added 10 seconds to his time because of a damaged front fairing.

The leading duo dominated the race, beating the rest of the field led by Jonathan Hoggard by more than eight seconds.

However, Hoggard was penalized as well, handing second place to Hungarian Zsombor Kovacs.

Frenchman Enzo Valente completed the podium.

New Zealand's Lee Mitchener won the DD2 Master category while South African Jayden Els and American Diego Laroque triumphed in the smallest classes of Mini and Micro.

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