European OK, OKJ Champs: Angerville’s deja vu as Patterson and Taponen dominates in OK and OKJ

With most of the heat’s completed, Tuuka Taponen and Dexter Patterson have dominated in OKJ and OK during the third round of FIA Karting European championship at Kristianstad, Sweden.

OK: Patterson continues his domination

Continuing his winning streak, Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR/Iame/LeCont) who won in Genk two weeks ago , showed strong on track as he won 3 of the four heats in which he took part, but there was another man who did it better, Dexter Patterson (KR/Iame/LeCont).

Patterson was unbeatable wining direct rivals such as Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Iame/LeCont), the Scotsman won all the qualifying heats in which he contested.

Also made a strong performance Gabriele Mini (Parolin/TM Racing/LeCont) who won two heats like his compatriot, Luigi Coluccio (Birel ART/TM Racing/LeCont).

OKJ: Taponen unbeatable once again

Angerville winner Tuukka Taponen (Redspeed/Iame/Vega) is back on dominant pace at Kristianstad wining all today’s qualifying heats. The Finn driver despite that he did not flighted yet with the qualifying practice pole sitter, Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR/Iame/Vega) who was also strong winning most of the heats that he raced.

The day also had shocking moments. Championship leader, Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart/Vortex/Vega) crashed out with Miron Pingasov (FA Kart/Iame/Vega) in heat C-F. It is the first time that Ten Brinke has to retire in a FIA race this season, which will affect a lot his starting grid position for tomorrow’s final.

Also, a crazy accident happened in qualifying heat B-C at the start/finish line. A multiple crash between Hugo Heinonen (Parolin/Iame/Vega), Igor Cepil (KR/Iame/Vega), Robbie Avidan (Kosmic/Vortex/Vega), Frans Rintamäki (Parolin/Iame/Vega) and Juan Francisco Soldavini (Lenzokart/LKE/Vega), caused a slow period.

Tomorrow the last qualifying heats will take place just before the finals at the Kristianstad Karting Klubb (Sweden).

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