Kevin Giovesi held the lead comfortably and managed to administrate his margin over Virtuosi UK’s Andrea Roda.
In second place, Tamas Pal Kiss (Zele Racing) recovered well after a complicated qualifying session.
Sato dedicated his wins to the memory of Ayrton Senna 20 years after the sad Imola crash.
Race 2 will be taking-off tomorrow.
After scoring 8th place in Qualifying, when she made it to the Q2 segment, Michela show good pace in the two race getting a double points finish.
The race was held in pouring rain and the drivers used the Kumho wet weather tires for the first time this year.
Markus Pommer (Super Nova) and Kimiya Sato (Euronova) completed the podium.
The German driver led from start to finish topping Kimiya Sato.
The Japanese race won what turned out to be an elimination race in front of first-time podium runners Michele La Rosa and Giuseppe Cipriani.