It was another beautiful day at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final day of the first round of the Florida Winter Tour hit the track. Given the long week of events, the on track action was turned up a notch and provided some intense racing action.
In Rotax DD2, the International field of drivers were all chasing France’s Arnaud Kozlinski (Goodwood/Intrepid. Starting from the pole-position, he easily cruised to win the prefinal ahead of Italian Paulo de Conto (KMS/Birel) and Saturday winner Daniel Formal (PSL/CRG).
The Final kicked off with a bang as the field barrelled through turn one and down the long straight to turn two. Kozlinski led the way with Formal slotting into second and de Conto back to third after a tough start. Formal pushed forward on lap two, taking the lead as a melee erupted behind him as drivers diced for position well down into the teens.
But Kozlinski made a spectacular move to regain the lead before the end of the lap, catching Formal off guard as the Costa Rican fell back to fifth. de Conto returned to second while another Italian Alessandro Bressan (J3/Kosmic) slotted into third and American Nick Neri (OGP/TonyKart) also getting by Formal.
From here Kozlinski threw down some incredibly fast laps to pull away from de Conto en route to victory. de Conto held on for second after late race charge from Neri pressured him for the position, while Bressan ended up fourth after getting by Formal.
However following the race de Conto was removed from the results with a tech issue moving Bressan onto the podium and Canadian Jeffrey Kingsley (PSL/CRG) into the top-five for the second straight day. Nelson Piquet Jr. (DFR/TonyKart), Fred Woodley (Maranello), who enjoyed another strong day, Simas Juodvirsis (Energy Kart Canada/Energy), Jordy Van Morsel (KMS/Birel), and Kevin Lüdi (KMS/Birel) completed the top-ten.
Dominic LeGrand (CRG) was thirteenth, while Alessandro Bizzotto (PSL/CRG) and Max Preston (Goodwood/Intrepid) were DNFs.