Championship points leader Gianfranco Mazzaferro (Ferrolati Corse/TonyKart) got things underway in Saturday’s Rotax Junior Qualifying, posting the quickest time but he would have his hands full in PreFinal.
Cedrik and Samuel Lupien (SH Racing/FA Kart) were the first to attack, before Tyler Ripani (PSerra/TonyKart) and Alexandre Lacroix (SH Racing/FA Kart) were also able to make their way by when Mazzaferro made a failed attempt to regain the lead in the hairpin.
Lacroix eventually got out and front and put the cruise control on, while Cedrik waited until the final lap to overtake his brother and take second. Ripani wound up fourth and Mazzaferro fifth.
In the Final, it was all Lacroix from the drop of the green flag. Behind, Mazzaferro was making up ground, but when overshot his entry into the tight hairpin again, this time attempting to gain third place, he was forced to wait for the entire field to go by before he could rejoin.
Things settled down from there, as Lacroix was well out front and Cedrik alone in second. Ripani tracked down Samuel with only a couple laps to go, making a brave pass into the turn seven chicane and catching him off-guard, as he did all he could to not hit the barrier.
Lacroix scored the win, Cedrik second and Ripani third. With the win, Lacroix has now won three straight Rotax Junior Finals at Le Monaco, going back to his sweep of the event last year.