WSK Champions Cup, Adria – OKJ: Alfio Spina takes the victory

WSK Champions Cup, Adria – OKJ: Alfio Spina takes the victory

Alfio Spina (KR / IAME) made no mistakes against the favorites Arvid Lindblad (KR / IAME) and Martinius Stenshorne (KR / IAME), winners of the Pre-Finals raced in the morning. Ugo Ugochukwu (Kosmic / Vortex), after a contact, and Cristian Bertuca (BirelART / TM Racing), one of the most combative drivers of the entire weekend, return home with no points.  Freddie Slater (Kosmic / Vortex) impresses while Brando Badoer (KR / IAME) one of the protagonists of the weekend, finishes seventh after losing ground in the Pre Final.

Prefinals: Arvid Lindblad and Martinius Stenshorne win, but Freddie Slater takes the stage

Arvid Lindblad was unchallenged in Pre Final A, won by a margin and without ever conceding the lead of the race. Alfio Spina, on the contrary, immediately lost two positions in favor of Miron Pingasov and Robert De Haan at the start, thus losing any possibility of catching Lindblad, who pulled away. The Sicilian took the second place back after only two laps and immediately creates a gap with his opponents, who lost valuable time in an intense tussle for third position. Among them, Ugo Ugochukwu, who was also able to get close to Spina, prevailed, followed by Mron Pingasov, Ariel Elkin, and Christian Ho while a penalty caused De Haan to fall back to eighth position.

In the Pre-Final B, Martinius Stenshorne, who emerged as the winner, left the poleman Brando Badoer on the spot, as the Italian was also passed by Cristian Bertuca and Artem Severiukhin. The Russian seemed to have the pace to catch the two leaders but he had to deal with Freddie Slater, good at not losing ground in the early stages, who slips past Badoer first and then Severiukhin, hunting for Bertuca. The Englishman finally managed to overtake the Italian, taking home an excellent second position that will be worth third place on the starting-grid of the final.

In the final, Alfio Spina catch everyone by surprise at the start


At lights-out, Martinius Stenshorne immediately tries to force Lindblad to the outside lane,  forgetting about Alfio Spina who immediately takes advantage of the room left on the inside to place himself firmly in the head. Stenshorne even slips to fourth position behind Lindblad and Ugo Ugochukwu, who got off to a good start from the sixth spot. Freddie Slater is fifth after the first lap, but the Englishman, sixth in the end, does not seem to have the same confidence shown in the wet and must give up after a few laps to Christian Ho.
With 9 laps left, Lindblad went off the line together with Spina in an attempt to get past the latter. While the Kart Republic driver recedes to sixth position, Ugo Ugochukwu takes the lead, but Alfio Spina relies on him in two laps followed immediately by Stenshorne.
On lap 11 Ugochukwu spins after a contact with Christian Ho and joins Cristian Bertuca, De Haan, Ariel Elkin and Alex Powell on the retired list.
Alfio Spina then wins, followed by Martinius Stenshorne, Christian Ho and Artem Severiukhin, fourth, after having slipped down to 13th position at the start.

FINAL RESULTS OKJ

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