Very high performance on the adhesive track in Lonato

Very high performance on the adhesive track in Lonato

The Italian manufacturer LeCont drew an extremely positive conclusion from the WSK Super Master Series, which ended with a magnificent field of 316 participants in Lonato. Throughout the meeting, the drivers enjoyed almost summer-like weather conditions. The track was gradually covered with a thick layer of rubber, giving the show even more flavour and the LeCont tyres proved their worth in this particular context. The meeting ended with a superb victory for British driver Arvid Lindblad, while the Brazilian Rafael Camara logically won the overall ranking of the WSK Super Master Series.

Two weeks after the rainy opening Sunday of the Euro Series, the sun was back at the South Garda Karting in Lonato for the last Super Master event. “This four-event series was definitely exciting to watch. LeCont is proud to have made its contribution with the strong partnership we have signed with WSK Promotion for the supply of premium tyres to the OK category for the whole season,” said Paolo Bombara, Marketing Manager at LeCont. “This is an unmissable series at the beginning of the year, which took place on four reference circuits (Adria, La Conca, Sarno and Lonato) and, admittedly, with a very high standard for both the drivers and the teams.”

Diversity of brands at the top of the hierarchy

The pole position achieved by Camara with 45″877 at an average speed of more than 94 km/h gave a first glimpse of the competitiveness of the LeCont tyres, which then proved to be very consistent throughout the Qualifying, Prefinal and Final phases. This essential aspect allowed the drivers and their teams to optimise the management of their tyre quota according to the strategy defined and their position on the starting grid.

On the track, the battle was intense between the different brands involved. The three engine manufacturers represented (IAME, TM and Vortex) placed drivers at the front. Of the chassis, Lindblad and Camara’s KR certainly won the meeting, but Turney’s Tony Kart, Kucharczyk’s RK, Coluccio’s Kosmic, Morgatto’s Birel ART, as well as representatives of the Ward Racing, Komarov, Kidix and DPK Racing teams were regularly part of the leading pack during the three days of racing.

“The satisfaction of all the drivers is at the heart of LeCont’s concerns and we are delighted to see this diversity, which highlights the talent of the competitors.”

Lindblad wins, Camara the champion

Rafael Camara led the heats and managed to beat Joseph Turney and Andrey Zhivnov in Prefinal A, before Andrea-Kimi Antonelli won solo in Prefinal B over Tymoteusz Kucharczyk and Luigi Coluccio. But in the Final, Arvid Lindblad pulled out all the stops to take the lead under the chequered flag. Coluccio drove a solid race to move up to 3rd place behind WSK Super Master Series 2021 winner Rafael Camara from Brazil. Antonelli retained his 2nd place overall ahead of Lindblad.

“LeCont congratulates all these drivers for their performances and wanted to send a message of support and wishes for a swift recovery to Tom Leuillet, injured at the start of the KZ2 Final. This kind of accident should cause us to think again about how to improve the safety of drivers and circuits.”

LeCont is now looking forward to seeing the WSK drivers in June for the rest of the Euro Series. “Until then, our factory will not rest, as we supply many other competitions. The Italian Championship has already started, the British Championship has already started, the United States is currently seeing great demand for tyres, etc. Of course, we would have liked to continue our partnership with the FIA and we can only regret the revision of the tender at the end of last year.”

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