Last weekend at the fast Fiorano track in Italy, close the Ferrari test track, was the 2007 running of the Trofeo Novarossi for 1/8th and 1/10th 200mm cars. The race was attended by a lot of fast Italian drivers who were also joined Japanese Motonica racer Masao Tanaka and current European B Champion Jernej Vuga amongst others. After qualifying, which was run on Saturday night and Sunday morning, it was local Serpent ace, Andrea Cristiani, that took the pole position ahead of Mugen driver Stefano Solaroli with Italian National round 3 winner Dario Balestri in third and Andrea Pirani rounding out the top 4.
The start of the 30 minute main saw some problems for Balestri which dropped him down the order meaning he had to go on a recovery drive, while the leading group pulled away. Cristiani was hardly pressured throughout the race, despite Balestri setting blistering lap times trying to recover, and could take the win by 1 lap from Solaroli in 2nd with another Serpent in 3rd driven by Giordano Agostinelli. The 1/10th scale race saw a win for Giorgio Smacchi who finished 3 laps ahead of the following pairing of Rocco Ania and Andrea Zucchi, who finished in 2nd and 3rd, only 3 seconds apart.