The most important weekend of the year is in the books after a great success, both in terms of quality, with exciting qualifying sessions and races, and quantity, with 140 drivers in the entry list, of which 40 in 60cc Easykart.
Three days at the “7 Laghi Kart” in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia) full of competition, shows, awards ceremonies, coup de théâtre and fun. As every year, in fact, the International Final is not just a competition on track, but a real weekend full of real entertainment. Despite respecting the covid restrictions, the 20th edition saw a huge number of social and side events: starting from the group photo on the main straight with all the drivers, a unique feature that has marked the Easy paddock in recent years, passing through the return of the ApEasy aperitif on Saturday evening, which was characterized by the presence of a musical band, arriving to the presence of the 2021 KZ European champion with Birel ART Riccardo Longhi and the Red Army as well as former Easykart driver Cristian Bertuca at the Easykart Trophy prize-giving ceremony, and to the hospitality service.
In Castelletto, the prize-giving ceremony of the Junior Shifter International Grand Final, which was held on the international track of Wackersdorf (Germany) on July 3rd, on the occasion of the Easykart Euro Trophy opening round, took place too. The Junior Shifter is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and overseas this season: in fact, many competitors from seven countries raced in Wackersdorf and the top three drivers came from three different countries: the victory was clinched by Lily Djavanbakht (Switzerland) and she closed ahead of Adrian Bischoff, from Germany, and Federico Foiera, from Italy.
The 2021 champions, who wrote Easykart history by achieving the most coveted title in the twentieth edition, were: Bryan Turri (60 Easykart), Nicholas Tomasella (100 Easy), Riccardo Tocu (125), Rosolino Caralla (Senior) and Leonardo Principalli (BMB Challenge).
Bryan Turri is the international champion in 60 Easykart.
A great Bryan Turri took home the most prestigious success of the season in a hard-fought category, already from the registration with 40 drivers in the entry list – they have been divided into groups to be able to compete in qualifying and heats: the best 29 drivers at the end of the heats qualified directly for Final A while the remaining 11 competed in Final B, which gave the pass to the “Main Final” to the drivers finishing inside the top five.
Therefore, Turri was crowned champion at the end of an intense race, which saw Alex Brunner crossing the finish line in first position in front of Andrii Kruglyk; however, they were respectively penalized and disqualified at the end of the race. Turri finished first ahead of Matteo Gallo and Gabriel Cuoco: a great “gesture of a gentleman” by the winner Bryan, who shared the top step of the podium with Brunner (Easykart Italian Trophy champion).
Nicholas Tomasella is the international champion in 100 Easykart.
An exciting, desired and precious success at the end of a crescendo season, untouchable after the victory in the Pre-final. Nicholas Tomasella was the unquestioned ruler of the Grand Final last day: Nico crossed the finish line with a 1″3-advantage over Andrea Calabrese (winner of the Easykart Trophy) and with 4″6 over Gabriel Moretto – both authors of an excellent comeback from the 13th and 16th position respectively after the contact in the Pre-final. Noteworthy are the results achieved by Czech Jiri Skopalik, fourth, by Edoardo Rovera, fifth, and by Karolina Vancikova, sixth.
Riccardo Tocu is the international champion in 125 Easykart.
Five out of five. Riccardo Tocu has achieved the international success, dominating the whole Sunday: for Tocu this is the fifth victory out of five races in the category! After winning the Pre-final, Riccardo crossed the finish line of the most important race with 1”5 over Andrea Torello and 2”3 over Gabriele Cazzaniga. Special mentions go to Federico Malvestiti, racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia, fourth overall at the comeback in Easykart, Riccardo Volpi, fifth on his debut in the category after switching from BMB, and Francesco Ruga (Easykart Trophy champion) -sixth at the end of a recovery from the back following the disqualification in the Pre-final.
Rosolino Caralla is the international champion in 125 Senior.
Rosolino Caralla Is The Man. After having been happy for the title of vice-champion in the Easykart Trophy, the driver from Abruzzo dominated the whole event with pole position in qualifying, victory in both heats, and success both in the Pre-final and in the Final, bringing home the 2021 international title, as well as that of “front man” in the paddock with the support of his fans.
A success can be called like that and be remembered only if there are equally competitive opponents who make the winner’s life more challenging: Caralla won the title, but honour and glory go to his opponents, Domenico Palumbo (Easykart Trophy champion) and Marco Beretta, second and third respectively in the Final.
Leonardo Principalli is the international champion in BMB Challenge.
Strong like a lion. Leonardo Principalli repeats the success achieved last year at the end of a tight final: the Swiss driver crossed the finish line in first place in front of Miroslav Mikes by only 0.172. Despite the small advantage, Principalli’s leadership was never in doubt right from the start, just as in the Pre-final. On the third step of the podium Alessandro Gnecchi at the end of a competitive weekend. The fourth place was achieved by Daniele D’Urso and the fifth by the reigning Easykart Trophy champion Marco Maestranzi.
Easytraining and 60 Academy were on track too
Also the Easytraining drivers, returning to the competition on the same weekend of their “big brothers” in other categories, and the 60 Academy young drivers were populating the track: both followed by the Instructor, Sabino De Castro, the Easydrivers were protagonists both on track and in the paddock with the meeting and final prize-giving ceremony. It was a successful season 1 in terms of feedback for both categories: the 50 Easytraining saw a different schedule than in the past, with weekends exclusively reserved to them, while a successful format has been designed for the 60 Academy.
It was a great event, but the 2021 season is not over yet: the Easykart paddock will be back on track on November 6-7 at the Franciacorta Karting Track in Castrezzato (Brescia) for the Winter Trophy. All information will be released shortly.
See you on track. Stay racing, stay happy… and think Easy!
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