Renaud Kuppens had made it plain that it was his home circuit. Once his tyres were on the ground on the circuit dominated by the Adenau castle, property of his ancestors, the Belgian topped the standings in free practice, qualifying, Race 1 and Race 2. In Race 3, the endurance event, the same tyres prevented the reigning champion from challenging for the podium. A puncture on lap seventeen ended any real hope.
Danish driver Mikkel Mac, who picked up two second places in the first two races, could have benefited but he also had tyre issues in the endurance race. The points dropped here could prove crucial in the title race. The Trofeo Europea will be awarded in England with Silverstone the setting for the next round. In Germany, Kuppens and Mac aside, the other main players were Alberto Cola and Patrick Gobbo. The disappointment of Saturday’s race, when Gobbo came home fourteenth, was soon forgotten as a win was secured to go with Cola’s third place in Race 2. Theirs was a display of clinical driving, a factor that Venier/Gardelli lacked when they blew their chances when getting going after the changeover.