WSK Open Cup, Lonato: OKJ Final – Salim Hanna Hernandez plays the solo to compose his first victory

WSK Open Cup, Lonato: OKJ Final – Salim Hanna Hernandez plays the solo to compose his first victory

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  • If yesterday he had amazed by his performances, today Salim Hanna Hernandez (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex) wanted to underline his talents in an even more evident way. After dominating Prefinal A, team driver Ricky Flynn Motorsport sprints very well from pole and remains at the head of the race all the way to the checkered flag. The young Colombian expresses his coldness in resisting the pressure of an arrembante Miguel Costa (Sauber Academy – KR – IAME) and wins his first success in Europe.
  • An excellent Miguel Costa earns the place of honor. Starting ninth, the Sauber Academy rider climbs to second position during the ninth lap and finds himself seven tenths behind the leader. The Brazilian bishop mends the gap in the last few laps and comes within two tenths of Hanna Hernandez, but fails to launch the attack. Costa declares that he probably could have tried if he had anticipated overtaking for second place by a lap, but still expresses his satisfaction with his first WSK podium.
  • Taym Saleh (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) also got his first WSK podium, third at the finish. After writing a monologue in Prefinal B, the KR Motorsport team driver slips from second place to seventh during the first lap and struggles in the initial phase of the race, but then recovers at a remarkable pace.
  • Elliot Kaczynski (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex) is also the author of a surprising comeback, who gains eight positions from the start and crosses the finish line in fourth place, but is then relegated to ninth place by a five-second penalty due to incorrect position. Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – Vortex) inherits fourth place, losing ground after taking second place in the first half of the race. The poleman on Friday is however confirmed as an absolute protagonist of the category.
  • He still shows a special feeling with the track of Lonato Guy Elbag (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex), fifth thanks to a comeback of six positions. The driver of the Ward Racing team precedes Zhenrui Chi (Beyond Racing Team – KR – TM Racing) and Griffin Peebles (Koski Motorsport – Tony Kart – Vortex), who both participate in the challenge for the podium in the first phase of the race.
  • Lewis Wherrell (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), eighth, and Jimmy Helias (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing) also reaffirm their presence at the top of the rankings, closing the top ten and giving encouraging signals at the first appearance with the Energy Corse team.
  • The top 15 is completed by Niklas Schaufler (DPK Racing – KR – IAME), 11th, Petr Ageev (Leclerc by Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), 12th, Andy Consani (Shamick Europe – Parolin – TM Racing), 13th in his first final with the colors of the Shamick Europe team, Edward Robinson (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), 14th, and the fresh world champion Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), relegated from eighth place 15th by a five-second penalty due to the incorrectly installed front fairing and the author of the fastest lap. Also delayed by a five-second penalty due to incorrect maneuver are Rene Lammers (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), relegated from 11th to 20th place, and the pink share of the Mercedes Junior Team Luna Fluxa (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), relegated from 23rd place to 27th.
  • A main player of the weekend such as Zac Drummond (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), 17th, lost positions in an excited race, while the reigning WSK Super Master Series runner-up Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex) recovers three positions with respect to the start and takes 16th place after leaving the scene on the penultimate lap of Prefinal A following contact with Miguel Costa, who was threatening him for second place.
  • After crossing the finish line of Prefinal B in third place, Iacopo Martinese (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) ends an excellent debut weekend in OKJ in 18th place, also suffering from a slight physical decline.

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