Among the 466 drivers entered for the IAME International Final and the 70 in the X30 Master, 17 were part of the X30 Veteran category (45 years old and over). Unlike previous years none of them was able to reach the final in the Masters, further proof that the overall level of driving keeps on improving in this competition.
Franck Rouxel at the wheel of his Sodi run by Ludo Racing dominated his rivals on the time sheets from Thursday to Sunday. A minor incident in one heat dropped the Frenchman off the leader board and Spaniard, Mario Barros (Gillard), and two other French drivers, Willy Runget (Exprit) and Patrick Guidici (Kosmic), started to believe in their chances. However, Rouxel hung on till the bitter end and won the 2018 IAME International Final adding another victory to those already scored in 2016 and 2017. His fellow-countrymen, Guidici and Franck Brive, completed the top 3.