FIA World KZ Championship, Lonato: Final – Jeremy Iglesias is the 2020 World Champion

The Frenchman realizes the dream of a lifetime and takes the TM Racing powered Formula K brand by IPK to the first world title.

Tires: Vega

  • Jeremy Iglesias (Formula K Racing Team – Formula K – TM Racing) graduated for the first time World Champion in KZ after a career in which he has always shown great speed without ever realizing the dream of winning a truly relevant title. This time the Frenchman raced with a grit and determination never seen before. At lights out, despite starting from second position behind Marijn Kremers (Birel ART Racing – Ricciardo Kart – TM Racing), he immediately took the lead of the race. Kremers needed a few laps to close in on Iglesias and went past him at the first chance. But Iglesias, despite Kremers’s better pace, did not let the Dutchman go away and on the next lap pulled off an incredible overtake, with a long braking that allowed him to retake the lead that he will never leave until the end of the race.
  • Kremers, like all the other drivers, had to undergo some additional stress before the start due to the rain that begins to fall right at the beginning of the formation lap. The race direction decided to delay the start by a few minutes. A wise move, because the rain stopped and the race starred in dry conditions and with all karts on slick tires. The Dutchman, despite a really good pace, probably lost the chance to fight for the title when, on lap 10, was overtaken by Bas Lammers (Sodikart – Sodi – TM Racing). Kremers soon after regained the place back, and desperately tried to reduce the gap of more than 1 second from Iglesias. But, in the end, he won’t make it, finishing second right in front of a tenacious Lammers, once again on the podium of the world championship ..
  • Fourth place for Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team – Maranello – TM Racing), really fast in the first part of the race and very close to taking home a podium in the world championship.
  • Behind Federer, in fifth position, we find Riccardo Longhi (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM Racing), able to recover 3 positions from the starting grid.
  • The second best comeback is by Stan Pex (KR Motorsport – KR – TM Racing). The Dutchman, perhaps the fastest of the weekend together with Kremers, started from 15th position due to retirement in the last heat due to engine failure. Stan started very determined in the final and climbed up to sixth position.
  • Better than Pex only Paolo Ippolito (CRG – CRG – TM Racing) recovered 10 positions and finished 10th, behind Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 7th, Mirko Torsellini (KR Motorsport – KR – TM Racing), 8th, and Matteo Viganò (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing).

Final result

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