An excellent entry of 40 cars arrived at Casale in Northern Italy to take part in the two heats and a final event. Conny Andersson was once again in excellent form and he took the fastest qualifying time with his March 753 from the older March of Rupert Keegan.
Unlike practice the first heat was held in wet conditions with victory going to Luciano Pavesi ahead of Piercarlo Ghinzani in the CRS, Keegan took fourth after a spin. Andersson won the second heat after getting ahead of Gaudenzio Mantova.
Andersson took the lead from the start in the final pursued by Pavesi, Mantova and the rest of the field. Mantova moved up to second and began to challenge Andersson closing to within two seconds until a spin dropped him away. Mantova quickly recovered and began once again to close on Andersson but at the finish he was still a second behind the Swede who recorded his sixth successive victory. Eddie Cheever spun out and crashed at the corner before the pits whilst Keegan had several more spins and finished down the field.