Oct 18th 2009 – Bridgestone European Cup Final-Lonato, Italy – In preparation for the Vortex Super ROK Finals on 25th Oct, Fabienne Lanz, the ‘Stargate Dubai’ sponsored karting driver, entered the Bridgestone European Cup Finals, which were being held at the same location in Lonato, Italy.
This race would offer an ideal opportunity to gain more practice on the circuit and gauge the fellow competition as most drivers were all competing in the following weekends Super ROK also.
Fabienne managed to qualify 3rd, in a perfect position to start the race and went on to lead the race from lap 5, finally finishing in first position of the pre-final.
I then overtook in lap 5 and went into the lead. I lead the race till 2 laps from the end. It was an amazing feeling to lead the pack on their home turf.
Starting in Pole Position for the final race, Fabienne quickly set a blistering pace, but a mechanical tire failure caused her to drop back to 5th place overall in the final.