After opening up a 2.5-second gap in the early stages of the 25-lap race, Renato Jader (Orsolon Racing / Tony Kart) cruised to the victory over Billy Cleavelin. The victory put the finishing touch on a tremendous weekend for the Brazilian who grabbed the pole in qualifying, won two heat races, and a finished it all off with the flag-to-flag victory in the final.
Had things gone a bit more smoothly for Cleavelin in the heats, the Rolison Performance Group drive probably had a great chance at winning the event. Starting from 10th, Cleavelin made short work of getting to second, but by that point Jader had a commanding gap out front that Cleavelin couldn’t overcome despite being the quicker driver.
Winner of two heat races, Paul Bonilla (FTK / Tony Kart), finished third, followed by Jorge Matos (Praga) and Stephen Clarke (Phil Giebler Racing / Ricciardo).
2018 ROK The Rio Master ROK Final
|11||657||FRANCISCO COSTA||3 Laps||50.652||22|
|12||655||CHRIS WORLEY||4 Laps||51.246||21|
|13||687||RENE BINE III||6 Laps||50.781||19|
|14||659||JIM CAREY||6 Laps||51.027||19|
|15||698||JOE CRUPI||10 Laps||49.894||15|
|16||650||PABLO CEVALLOS||10 Laps||51.78||15|
|DNF||603||NICK DE GRAAF||Retired||0|