WSK Champions Cup, Adria: OKJ Final – Solid victory for Rashid Al Dhaheri

The Parolin Motorsport driver never gives up, winning ahead of Kean Nakamura Berta thanks to an excellent margin. Harley Keeble completes the podium of the category.

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  • Rashid Al Dhaheri (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing) wins the WSK Champions Cup in Adria in the OKJ category. The driver from the United Arab Emirates starts from pole position, detaches his pursuers from the first laps and ends with more than a second ahead of the runner-up.
  • Behind the winner is rookie Kean Berta Nakamura (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), who has climbed three positions from his original starting position. The Japanese made his way in the first laps, grabbed second place but failed to recover Al Dhaheri.
  • Harley Keeble (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) lost several positions at the start, also thanks to the start in the front row but outside. The British is not discouraged: first, passes Gustaw Wisniewski (Sauber Orlen Karting Team – KR – IAME), then attacks Maksim Orlov (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing) and Maksimilian Popov (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex) in the race’s middle. Nakamura is too far to reach and Keeble collects a good third place overall.
  • Popov (fourth) and Orlov (fifth) both finished more than four seconds behind Al Dhaheri, one tenth of each other. Behind them, with six positions gained, we find the excellent rookie Dmitry Matveev (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) and Sonny Smith (Sauber Orlen Karting Team – KR – IAME).
  • Fair performance for Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – Kosmic – Vortex). The World Champion had remedied the unfortunate heats with a third place in prefinal B, but in the final he did not go beyond an eighth place. Wisniewski drops the pace in the last part of the race and is ninth, while James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) hits the top ten.
  • Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – Kosmic – Vortex) is not in the final due to a penalty for the front nose in Prefinal B, despite the record in the first sector. On the other hand, an accident for Lucas Fluxa (KidiX – KR – IAME) at the start of the same pre-final as the German: the Spaniard started from second place on the starting grid but, immediately closing inside, hit another rival, ending up on the outer wall straight. Conscious but lying on the ground, Fluxa was put on a stretcher and taken to the hospital: no updates (for now) on his health conditions.