Champions of the Future Euro Series rd 3, Kristianstad: qualifying – Pole position for Rogeon (OK) and Matveev (OKJ)

Champions of the Future Euro Series rd 3, Kristianstad: qualifying – Pole position for Rogeon (OK) and Matveev (OKJ)

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A little over a month after the second round held in Zuera, the RGMMC group is back on track in Kristianstad for the third and penultimate round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series. The protagonists of the direct drive categories, OK and OKJ, have the opportunity to compete in a “preparatory” race on the circuit that in two weeks will host the third round of the FIA Karting European Championship. There are 67 drivers who take part in the premier class of single-speed karting, while 74 young bishops are ready to compete in the OKJ.

The usual qualifying sessions took place on Friday, before continuing with the first qualifying heats, which will end on Saturday afternoon.

OK: Stunning Arthur Rogeon

Tyres: MG Tires

  • Few would have given him as favorite, but Arthur Rogeon (VDK Racing – KR – IAME) does not mind the predictions and signs a sensational pole position. The driver of the VDK Racing team imposes himself in group 2 thanks to a 50.315 and expresses an excellent feeling with the Swedish circuit. Currently second in the championship, Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) sees his pole vanish by just three thousandths, but still demonstrates his competitiveness with second place in the group and fourth in the overall standings. The reigning world vice-champion precedes his teammate Juho Valtanen (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), who asserts himself with the third position in the group and the seventh overall.
  • After recently climbing on the third step of the podium in the second round of the FIA ​​Karting European Championship in Zuera, Alex Powell (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) wants to confirm himself as a protagonist of the category. The talent in orbit Mercedes starts on the right foot in Kristianstad, printing the best time in group 1 in 50.389 and thus obtaining the second place overall. The Jamaican driver beats his teammate Rintaro Sato (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) by five thousandths, author of an excellent performance with second place in the group and fifth in the overall standings. Complete a trident signed entirely by KR Matheus Morgatto (DPK Racing – KR – IAME), who reaffirms his speed with the third position in the group, 79 thousandths from Powell, and the eighth overall.
  • Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing – KR – IAME) continues to amaze with his speed skills, who is the best interpreter in group 3 thanks to a 50.441 and wins third place overall. The driver of the VDK Racing team trims just over half a tenth to Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex), who returns to the top of the standings with the second position in the group and the sixth total. After winning the Champions of the Future series in OKJ last year, the reigning European OKJ champion stops the clock six thousandths before Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME). The young Mercedes recruit concludes a positive qualification with third place in the group and ninth overall.
  • The performances of David Walther (Koski Motorsport – Tony Kart – Vortex), tenth overall, of the Winter Series champion Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing) are also convincing, 11th after earning the bronze medal in the first round in Portimao, and Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 12th after climbing on the third step of the podium in the second round in Zuera.
  • Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex), Cristian Bertuca (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), who returns to OK after making his debut in KZ2 last weekend in Genk, on the occasion of the first round of the European championship, and the OKJ European vice-champion in office as well as vice-champion of the Winter Series Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) complete the total top 15 thanks to encouraging performances. The KR Motorsport team mate finds himself just in front of team mate Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME). The reigning OKJ world champion and winner of the second round of the championship places 16th in the overall standings.
  • Qualifying slightly below expectations for the reigning world champion Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 21st overall after making his debut in KZ last weekend at the European championship, Enzo Deligny, 22nd after having obtained the silver medal in the second round, Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex), 25th, James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 34th, Maksimilian Popov (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex), 36th after earning the bronze medal in the Champions of the Future series in OKJ last year, and the European KZ2 champion in 2020 Viktor Gustavsson (CRG Racing Team – CRG – TM Racing), 41st
  • After winning the FIA ​​Karting International Super Cup in KZ2 last year and the first of his two world championships in OK in 2018 right here at the Kristianstad circuit, Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing) returns to compete in the queen category of single-speed karting more than a year old. from the last race in OK and took 26th place in the overall standings. He is just behind Parolin Motorsport team driver Douwe Dedecker (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), 28th on his debut in OK.
  • The weekend of the current championship leader Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) starts uphill, 53rd overall following a complicated qualifying session.

Results

OKJ: Dmitry Matveev picks up where he left off… At the front

Tyres: Vega

  • Currently second in the championship after winning the second round in Zuera, Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport – Tony Kart – Vortex) is determined to immediately reaffirm his presence at the top of the standings. The driver of the Koski Motorsport team signs the best time in group 2 in 51.782 and wins the absolute pole position. Matveev is just one tenth ahead of an excellent Lewis Wherrell (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), skilled in getting second place in the group and fourth in the overall standings. Equally remarkable is the qualification of Tobias Clausen (Falcon Racing Team – Falcon – IAME), who brings his Falcon chassis to third position in the group and seventh overall.
  • The best interpreter in group 3 is Rene Lammers (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), who prints a 51.820 and confirms himself as a protagonist of the category thanks to the second place overall. The Parolin Motorsport team driver beats the current championship leader and fresh winner of the second round of the FIA ​​Karting European Championship Nathan Tye (Sodikart – Sodikart – TM Racing) by 62 thousandths, still among the fastest with second place in the group and fifth in the overall standings. Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) is also the author of a good performance, third in the group and eighth overall.
  • Lucas Fluxa (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) wants to prove his speed and in Kristianstad he starts doing it in the best way. The rider of the KR Motorsport team is the most incisive in group 1 thanks to a 52.098, which earned him the third place overall. The Spaniard only trims six thousandths to a surprising Leo Nilsson (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex), who expresses a special feeling with the home circuit and gains second position in the group as well as sixth overall. Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing) stops the time trial seven thousandths behind the Swedish driver, third in the group and ninth overall. After getting on the third step of the podium in the Winter Series as well as in the second round of the championship, the standard bearer of the Parolin Motorsport team says about him in a particularly contested qualifying session, which sees the top seven drivers within 90 thousandths.
  • In addition to Wherrell, two other Forza Racing team bearers are also highlighted: Edward Robinson (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing) and Alex O’Grady (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), respectively 10th and 11th in the general standings.
  • Adam Hideg (Sodikart – Sodikart – TM Racing), Maxens Verbrugge (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), Thomas Strauven (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex) and the winner of the first round in Portimao Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex) complete the overall top 15 thanks to convincing performances.
  • Qualifying slightly below expectations, however, for the Winter Series runner-up Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing), 24th overall, the Winter Series champion Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex), 33rd, the reigning vice-champion of the Champions of the Future series Kirill Kutskov (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), 42nd, and the fresh winner of the first round of the FIA ​​Karting Academy Trophy Arthur Dorison (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 50th.
  • The pink share of the Mercedes Junior Team and rookie in OKJ Luna Fluxa (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), 27th overall, continues in its growth path.
  • Unfortunately, a protagonist of the championship such as Oleksandr Bondarev (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex) is absent, engaged in a rehabilitation process following the accident that occurred in the second round of the FIA ​​Karting European Championship in Zuera. The same reason justifies the absence of Alexander Dahlstrom (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing).

Results

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