What a fifth round for the series dedicated to the Alfa Romeo built from 1947 to 1981! Thirty-four cars reached the Imola Circuit dedicated to "Enzo and Dino Ferrari" to take part first to the practice sessions on Friday.Unfortunately, the Austrian Franz Slama had to leave the race weekend early for engine problem to his red GTAM. The fifty drivers then went on track at 10.25 on Saturday for the thirty minutes of qualifying session to get an important place on the starting grid.Pole position deservedly awarded to the Sicilian Crescenti who, together with Guerra, was able to score the best qualifying time on the GTAM of the Scuderia AB Motorsport managed by Team Carrera. Only half second back the Savonese Arnaldi with the GTAM Group 5. Second row for Mazzuoli-Bigliazzi with the 1981 Alfetta GTV6 and the GTAM of the Austrian Grohmann. Behind a crowd of GTAMs, from the sixth row started the first car of a lower category, the GTA 1300 Junior of Bettati-Zamuner, next to the Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 of Chiaramonte Bordonaro-Guastalla. Seventh row for the first car of the FIA period F, the Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 of the Swiss Erlich. Among the GT Veloce 2000 Turismo di Serie the Tuscan Mercatali scored the best time. Problems for the Alfetta GT America of Cassetti Burchi-Galli that suffered the breaking of the clutch bell, then replaced on time for the race. On Sunday morning, the drivers warmed up the engines of their cars before going through the pit lane and reaching the starting grid. At 10.05, the Safety Car started the formation lap until the traffic lights turned green, leaving space to the sixty minutes of pure adrenaline for the drivers and for the fans who were on the grandstands. Arnaldi immediately impose himself on the head of the group and maintained the first position until the end of the race, although not so easily. Excellent start for Bigliazzi on the Alfetta GTV6 who, for a mistake, spun at the third lap losing valuable positions. A big group of GTAM fought for the others positions of the overall podium, Körber, Crescenti-Guerra, Grohmann were the protagonists of various overtaking also with Vos and Lelli-Lelli. An unfortunate accident began with a violent contact of Wunderlich on the Giulia Sprint GTA of Chiaramonte Bordonaro that spun and bumped the GTAM of Scalini causing serious damage to both cars. Fortunately nothing serious for the driversbut they were forced to abandon the fun on track. Among the unlucky crews also the Lelli who, after a good first part of the race, sufferedengine-overheatingproblems.Same fate also for Jürgen Ludwig and Cassetti-Burchi forced to retire due to technical failures. After sixty minutes and twenty-seven laps, the overall podium was than assigned in order to Arnaldi, Crescenti-Guerra and the German Körber respectivelyfirst and second in the GTAM class. Followed by Grohmann, who took home an excellent third place in the class, Vos and Mazzuoli-Bigliazzi. In the F-TC1600 class, an excellent start of the Swiss Erlich who, due to a gearbox break in the last part of the race kept a third place giving away the first place to Rizzo and second position to Serio-Pantaleo. Fourth and fifth the Giulia Ti Super of Fabian Körber and Evelin Ludwig who, unfortunately, suffered brakes problem. Between the GTA 1300 Junior a very good performance of Bettati-Zamuner until engine problems leaving the first place in class to the German Ondrak. Among the GT Veloce 2000 Turismo di Serie Verga, who for the occasion shared his car with Silvestrini, a driver with experience in modern cars, immediately become aggressive and gained the head on the rivals keeping a good pace for the whole race and making sure the highest step of the podium. A very short race for the Tuscan Mercatali who lost control of the car at the fourth lap and leftthe track at the Tosa round. Many changes of position among the other class opponents, especially in the first part of the race. A satisfactory second step went to the duo Oliva-Magonio, which preceded Gimignani. Fourth place for Liberatore-Zadotti and then fifth Lonardi-Raimondi. Corbellini finished 12th overall, not very satisfied for the competitiveness of his Giulia Sprint GTV Group 5.The overall podium, revised according to the Performance Coefficient of each car, assigned the highest step to the most historic car of the race weekend, the Giulietta Ti of Milla-Giovannini. Rizzo and Serio-Pantaleo followed, both with a Giulia Sprint GTA 1600.Further to the points assigned to each crew, the updated seasonal ranking of the Alfa Revival Cup 2018 shows on the first place Salvatore Rizzo with 64 points.With only three points of gap the young Fabian Körber and, at the third place with four points from the high, Luigi Mercatali. Considering that the last round of the season will assign double points, the possibility of a comeback remains open also to the drivers at the foot of the podium like Serio, Körber, Milla and more. Nothing is therefore still decided, and it isdifficult to make predictions; the drivers just have to prepare the cars to the best, the Misano World Circuit dedicated to Marco Simoncelli will host them on Saturday October 20th, when the last race of the seventh season of the Alfa Revival Cup will take place.