WSK Euro Series rd 2, Sarno: heats – The leaders are Palomba (KZ2), Deligny (OK), Gladysz (OKJ) and Martinese (MINI)

WSK Euro Series rd 2, Sarno: heats – The leaders are Palomba (KZ2), Deligny (OK), Gladysz (OKJ) and Martinese (MINI)

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Activity continues on the track for the second and final round of the WSK Euro Series at the Naples International Circuit in Sarno. After the first day of Friday, in which the qualifications and the first qualifying heats took place, on Saturday all the remaining heats for the four categories present in the race were held: KZ2, OK, OKJ and MINI. The starting grids for Sunday’s pre-finals were then decided.

KZ2: Clean sweep for a flawless Giuseppe Palomba

Tyres: LeCont
  • After having “welcomed” his rivals with pole position, Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing) continues to do the honors on the Sarno circuit. The driver of the Birel ART Racing team dominates all three heats of KZ2, keeping the reins in every single lap and managing very well the margin on the direct rivals. The Italian standard bearer will therefore be undefeated in tomorrow’s pre-final, in which he will start from pole.
  • An excellent Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) also consolidated his second position in the overall standings. The rider of the KR Motorsport team puts pressure on Palomba in the first two heats, but he is never enough to launch the attack and he has to settle for second place in both cases. Albanese appears slightly more difficult in the last heat and crosses the finish line in fourth place, but tomorrow he will still join Palomba in the front row of the pre-final.
  • The third absolute position is the prerogative of Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), who demonstrates his consistency with two fourth places and a third. After having also signed the fastest lap in the second heat, the reigning world champion is a candidate for the role of great protagonist for tomorrow.
  • An excellent Paavo Tonteri (CRG Racing Team – CRG – TM Racing) is hoisted in fourth place, recovering 12 positions from qualifying thanks to a surprising progression. The CRG Racing Team driver gains ground in all the heats, collecting an eighth place, a third and a second.
  • Also confirmed at the top of the standings are Daniel Vasile (DR – DR – Modena Engines), fifth total, Adrien Renaudin (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), sixth, and the fresh European KZ2 champion Tom Leuillet (Leclerc by Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), seventh.
  • Arthur Carbonnel (CRG Racing Team – CRG – TM Racing) takes eighth place overall, recovering 11 positions from qualifying and expressing a remarkable feeling with his new colors. Michael Paparo (IPK Official Racing Team – IPK – TM Racing) and David Liwinski (CPB Sport – Sodikart – TM Racing) are also recovering from qualifying, closing the top ten, while Ivan Ekelchik ( Leclerc by Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing). On the other hand, the total 12th place that was seen fading in qualifying after being underweight to the technical checks Maximilian Paul (DR – DR – Modena Engines) is resumed.
  • With a third place in the first heat, complete with a fast lap, Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) was forced to retire in the second heat due to a technical problem, which occurred while he was occupying sixth place. The Tony Kart Racing Team rider recovers 15 positions in the last race of the day, finishing 13th and finding himself 13th also in the overall standings. They are slowed down by some hitches despite giving encouraging signals even Alex Maragliano (Fina Mangione – Drago Corse – TM Racing) and the reigning world champion Lorenzo Camplese (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), who complete the top 15.
  • It is a troubled path for Robin Glerum (Leclerc by Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), who slips 17th overall. Genis Civico (Modena Kart – Birel ART – TM Engines), 18th, Matteo Massetani (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), 24th, and Nathan Schaap (Leclerc) also lost positions with respect to the qualifying by Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), 28th and author of the fastest lap in the third heat.
  • He even accuses two retirements of Oscar Targett (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), who is 27th overall. After winning the ninth place in the first heat, the Birel ART Racing team bishop retires from the second heat due to a contact occurred during an overtaking attempt on Lorenzo Camplese (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) for the eighth position and then leaves the scene on the first lap of the last race of the day..

Results

OK: An excellent Enzo Deligny takes the lead

Tyres: MG Tires
  • Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing) was missing the top of the standings. Thanks to two wins and a second place, the Parolin Motorsport team driver gains the overall leadership, replicating what he had done in the first round in Lonato two weeks ago. The young Frenchman will therefore prepare to start once again from pole position in Prefinal A.
  • Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) is also a candidate for the role of great protagonist, taking a victory, a second place and a fourth. The reigning world champion thus climbs to second overall position and tomorrow will start from the first spot on the grid in Prefinal B.
  • Even Douwe Dedecker (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) is the author of an extraordinary journey. The rookie wins his first heat thanks to a comeback of eight positions and continues to make up ground in the following heats, collecting a fifth place and a third. The rider of the KR Motorsport team is thus hoisted in total third place and tomorrow will join Deligny in the front row of Prefinal A.
  • David Walther (Koski Motorsport – Tony Kart – Vortex) is confirmed at the top of the standings, taking fourth place overall with a second, third and fourth place. The Koski Motorsport team rider does not convert his two pole starts into two wins, but tomorrow he will start next to Taponen in the front row of Prefinal B and will have another excellent chance.
  • Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex) and Alex Powell (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), respectively fifth and sixth in the overall standings, reaffirm their presence among the best thanks to some placements in the top three. The fresh European runner-up is relegated from second place to eighth in his last heat by a five-second penalty due to the incorrect position of the nose, but remains among the favorites for the final podium.
  • Even Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) proves extremely competitive, gaining 16 positions compared to the qualification and obtaining the seventh place overall. The reigning WSK Super Master Series champion is relegated from fifth place to tenth in heat A-C by a five-second penalty due to an incorrectly positioned nose, but boasts two third places in the other two heats and it will be interesting to see him at work tomorrow.
  • Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing), eighth overall, Maksim Orlov (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), ninth, the standard-bearer of the Mercedes Junior Team Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), tenth, and Matheus Morgatto (DPK Racing – KR – IAME), who gains eight positions compared to qualifying and secures 11th place.
  • After retiring from his first heat following some contacts, Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) wins his other two heats and is the only driver capable of beating Deligny. The fresh European champion finds himself 12th overall, but still remains among the contenders for the final victory.
  • Paolo Ippolito (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), 13th in the overall standings, also loses positions with respect to the qualification. The poleman on Friday accuses some problems with the engine valve in his last heat and slips from pole to 13th place, only to be relegated to 18th place by a three-second penalty.
  • Despite being relegated from ninth place to 14th in heat A-C by a five-second penalty due to the nose being incorrectly positioned, Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) completed a series of exciting comebacks and set the fastest lap in all his batteries, proving its potential. The rider of the Red Bull Junior Team takes the 14th place overall, recovering 35 positions compared to a qualifying in which he had seen the recorded times canceled. The reigning world champion Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 19th, James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 20th, also gain a lot of ground after being delayed by the same penalty. , Harley Keeble (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), 26th, and Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex), 29th.
  • They lose positions with respect to qualifying due to some hitch, but give encouraging signs Karol Pasiewicz (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), 15th in the general classification, Nicolò Cuman (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), 17th, Cristian Bertuca (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), 22nd and third in the A-C heat, Emma Felbermayr (TB Racing Team – KR – IAME), 24th, and Ean Eyckmans (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex), 27th.
  • On the other hand, Kiano Blum (DPK Racing – KR – IAME), 18th overall and second in his last heat, and the Alpine Affiliate program driver Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), 21st, make progress.

Results

OKJ: A remarkable Maciej Gladysz is the best in the class

Tyres: Vega
  • Despite seeing the victory in heat A-D fade due to a penalty of one position, received for having carried out an incorrect maneuver, Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex) won two more wins, as well as a third place and a seventh. The driver of the Ricky Flynn Motorsport team thus leaps to the top of the general classification and expresses a particular feeling with the Sarno circuit. The young Pole will start from pole in Prefinal A.
  • As it turned out, Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) made up ground in all his heats and climbed into second place overall. The winner of the first round ends all his heats in the top five, boasting a win and two second places among his best results. The fresh European vice-champion gives further proof of his maturity and tomorrow will start from the first spot on the grid in Prefinal B.
  • Nathan Tye (Sodikart – Sodikart – TM Racing) also gives free rein to his skills, climbing to third overall position. With two second, one third and two fifth places, the Sodikart team rider is a candidate for the role of great protagonist for tomorrow, which will see him alongside Galdysz in the front row of Prefinal A.
  • Even Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport – Tony Kart – Vortex), fourth in the general classification and winner of one heat, is the author of a remarkable path. After winning the bronze medal in the WSK Super Master Series, the standard bearer of the Koski Motorsport team is ready to speak out once again and tomorrow he will start next to Przyrowski in the front row of Prefinal B.
  • Fifth place overall is the prerogative of an extraordinary Kirill Kutskov (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), who recovers 28 positions compared to qualifying and even finishes two heats in the top three. The driver of the Birel ART Racing team precedes Guillaume Bouzar (Koski Motorsport – Tony Kart – Vortex), who confirms himself in sixth place, thanks to three places in the top three.
  • Simon Rechenmacher (TB Racing Team – KR – IAME) also confirms his presence at the top of the standings, seventh overall. Despite losing some positions in three heats, the TB Racing Team rider collects two wins and still has excellent chances for tomorrow.
  • Although he is the driver with the most wins, Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing) finds himself eighth overall. After retiring from heat A-C while competing for second place with Nathan Tye, the poleman on Friday triumphs in all of his following four heats, inheriting a success from Gladysz. The fresh European champion expresses his competitive aggression, even in accusing Tye for the collision, and tomorrow he will be even more determined.
  • Leo Robinson (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex), ninth overall, Maxens Verbrugge (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), tenth, Salim Hanna Hernandez (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex), 11 °, and Zac Drummond (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), 12th.
  • It is also a promising path for Niklas Schaufler (DPK Racing – KR – IAME), 13th overall. Retired from his first heat due to a contact that took place while he was in ninth place, the standard bearer of the DPK Racing team recovers in style and wins two heats, continuing to show his progress.
  • Nikolas Roos (CRG Racing Team – CRG – TM Racing) and Jimmy Helias (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) complete the absolute top 15 thanks to convincing performances.
  • Miguel Costa (Sauber Academy – KR – IAME) slips to 16th overall position. The Sauber Academy standard bearer wins one heat and finishes two more in the top three, but is forced to retire in heat B-C due to a technical problem which occurred while occupying third place.
  • They lose positions with respect to qualifying despite expressing excellent potential Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 20th in the general classification and winner of two heats, Tobias Clausen (Shamick Europe – Parolin – TM Racing), 21st, Adam Hideg (Sodikart – Sodikart – TM Racing), 22nd, Enzo Nienkotter (CRG Racing Team – CRG – TM Racing), 24th, William Go (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), 25th, and Marcel Kasprzycki (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex), 28th.
  • Also authors of encouraging performances are Andy Consani (Sodikart – Sodikart – TM Racing) and Rene Lammers (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), respectively 17th and 18th in the overall standings.

Results

MINI: An extraordinary Iacopo Martinese claims four victories and gains the leadership

Tyres: Vega
  • Iacopo Martinese (Babyrace Driver Academy – Parolin – IAME) proves more determined than ever. Thanks to four wins and a third place, the Babyrace Driver Academy team rider takes the lead of the general classification and tomorrow will start from pole in Prefinal A. After climbing on the third step of the podium in the first round, the young Italian is ready to compete success in the WSK Euro Series.
  • Accumulating the same number of penalties with the same results is an excellent Christian Costya (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), who finds himself in second place overall because he was beaten by Martinese in qualifying. However, the reigning WSK Euro Series champion got the better of the Babyrace Driver Academy standard bearer in their only direct match, overtaking him on the outside of the last corner and thus flying towards triumph. Furthermore, it should be noted that Martinese inherits a victory from Ilie Tristan Crisan (Alonso Kart by Kidix – Alonso Kart – IAME), penalized in the C-E heat for having performed an incorrect maneuver. Costya will start from the first spot on the grid in Prefinal B and therefore postpones the long-awaited confrontation with his direct opponent to the final.
  • An excellent Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart – KR – IAME) is hoisted in third position. The standard bearer of the Team Driver Racing Kart sees his victory fade in the B-C heat due to a penalty of one position, received for having carried out an incorrect maneuver, but boasts two other successes in addition to a second place and a fifth. The young Italian will join his compatriot Martinese in the front row of Prefinal A.
  • Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix – Alonso Kart – IAME) also confirms himself at the top of the ranking thanks to a victory, three second places and a fourth. After winning the place of honor in the first round, the driver of the Alonso Kart by Kidix team is a candidate for the role of great protagonist for tomorrow, which will inaugurate next to costoya in the front row of the Prefinal B.
  • He loses some positions with respect to the qualification, but reiterates his competitiveness Filippo Pancotti (Babyrace Driver Academy – Parolin – IAME). With two second places, a third and two quarters, the poleman on Friday takes fifth place overall.
  • Also Ilie Tristan Crisan, sixth overall and winner of a heat, Oliver Palocko (Babyrace Driver Academy – Parolin – IAME), seventh, Dries Van, reappear at the top of the standings thanks to remarkable performances. Langendonck (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), eighth after being relegated from seventh place to 11th in heat B-F by a five-second penalty due to the nose in an incorrect position and having then inherited the victory from Sala in heat B-C, Luke Kornder (Gamoto – EKS – TM Racing), ninth, and Pietro Bagutti (AV Racing – Parolin – TM Racing), tenth.
  • Although he slips from second place to tenth in his first heat and is subsequently relegated to 16th place by a three-second penalty, Cristian Blandino (Federica Amico – EKS – LKE) continues to express his potential and occupies the 11th position in the standings general.
  • Vladimir Ivannikov (Gamoto – EKS – TM Racing) also loses positions with respect to qualifying, 12th overall. Relegated from third place to sixth in heat A-C by a penalty of a second due to incorrect maneuver and retired from heat B-C following a contact occurred while competing for third place, the winner of the first round claims victory in his last heat and makes it clear that still be fully in contention for the title of champion.
  • Gaspar Benett (IPK Official Racing Team – IPK – TM Racing), 13th and winner of one heat, Roman Kamyab (Babyrace Driver Academy – Parolin – IAME), 14th, and Luuk closed the top 15 thanks to a noteworthy path Taal (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing), 15th. The rider of the Energy Corse team precedes a trident of protagonists such as Augustus Toniolo (Team Driver Racing Kart – KR – IAME), Iskender Zulfikari (Team Driver Racing Kart – KR – IAME) and Ainis Vibriantis (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing) , which loses 14 positions compared to the qualification, but gives encouraging signs. The young Lithuanian is slowed down especially by a contact made in the A-D heat while he was competing for second place with Zulfikari.
  • A frightening accident involving Ilie Tristan Crisan and Giacomo Giusto (Modena Kart – Energy Corse – TM Racing) forces the race direction to display the red flags in the C-F heat, but fortunately both young drivers remain unharmed. In addition, Giusto and Crisan respectively retain the fifth and sixth position because the race is declared over and therefore the ranking of the last completed lap is valid.

Results

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