For WSK Promotion, the arrival of autumn proved to be a good time to organise its Open Cup series, which saw strong participation from drivers from all over the world. As a partner of the prestigious karting organiser, the manufacturer LeCont equipped the OK category, which performed particularly well and was much appreciated by the drivers and teams.
The WSK Open Cup was spread over two meetings, at the South Garda Karting in Lonato from 15th to 19th September, then at Adria Karting Raceway from 1st to 3rd October. In both Lombardy and Veneto, tyres played a major role in the success of the OK races. In Adria, the absolute fastest time of the meeting was achieved with 46″893 for the Polish driver Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (RK-TM), who also won the Final. This is almost 4 tenths faster than the fastest time in the KZ2 category.
Sporting fairness guaranteed
The performance of the LeCont tyres led to many positive comments in the paddock: “I was pleased to see that I was even faster than on my previous trip to Adria”; “The LeCont tyres are really very consistent. My times remained excellent throughout the meeting, without ever dropping significantly”; “I would have liked to be able to use this brand of tyres this season in FIA Karting events”; “having tyres that offer equal performance from one session to the next and from one set to the next allows me to work positively and efficiently on the set-up of the equipment”. “In time trials, it is possible to run several fast laps, which avoids waiting for the last three to four minutes to get off the grid”…
“At LeCont, we are very pleased with the competitiveness of our tyres in the two WSK Open Cup events,” commented Paolo Bombara, LeCont’s Marketing Manager. “But first, I would like to start by sending a word of support to the drivers who were involved in the collision in the Final and wish the best recovery to the Czech driver Eliska Babickova, the Italian Nicola Lacorte and Maltese Zachary David.”
Before continuing: “Times of 45″667 in Lonato and 46″893 in Adria in OK are very revealing of the high technology used for the manufacturing of our products and I think that our current CIK-FIA homologated tyres perfectly meet the needs of the competitors. The show on the track was even more intense, with small gaps between the participants. The efforts of WSK Promotion are also to be commended for the quality of its organisation. With four categories on the programme, they don’t hesitate to call on several tyre manufacturers and I think this is the best solution. We are very excited about this partnership with WSK.”
Formidable duels for victory
From Lonato to Adria, many teams were able to fight at the front. Near Lake Garda, Luigi Coluccio took pole position with 45″918, but it was in his third heat that Nikola Tsolov set the fastest time of the meeting in 45″667. In the Final, Joe Turney won ahead of Arvid Lindblad and Tuukka Taponen. The Lonato circuit also experienced a brief shower, which forced the drivers to start on rain tyres. In these conditions, LeCont was able to demonstrate the undeniable progress of its treaded tyres, with lap times showing great effectiveness.
Two weeks later, the sun shone most of the time in Adria. Tymoteusz Kucharczyk showed himself to be the best, from the pole position in 46″893 to the victory in the Final with the lap record. His team-mate Cristian Bertuca finished 2nd ahead of 2021 WSK Open Cup winner Tuukka Taponen. With his victory, Kucharczyk moved up to 2nd place in the overall standings ahead of Arvid Lindblad.
The LeCont brand will be pleased to welcome back the drivers and teams, as well as the Adria circuit, to the WSK Final Cup from 19th to 21st November 2021.
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