The Qualifying Heats valid for the first round of the WSK Open Cup ended today, thus outlining the starting grids for the pre-finals scheduled for Saturday. From tomorrow we start from scratch, with the drivers who will take to the track for the Qualifying Heats valid for the second round.
KZ2: one-two for Stan Pex
- After yesterday’s excellent qualifying session, Stan Pex (KR Motorsport – KR –TM Racing) is confirmed for now as the driver to beat by winning two heats to which he adds up a second place and a best lap.
- The other victory in the category is the one scored yesterday by Senna Van Walstijn (CPB Sport – Sodikart – TM Racing), who today scored a second and fourth place that allow him to sit in second in the ranking.
- In third place we find Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport – KR –IAME), who recovers four positions to get ahead of Tom Leuillet (Praga Racing Team – Praga – TM Racing).
- Leonardo Marseglia (Marseglia Pasquale – Birel ART – TM Racing), fifth after gaining three positions, precedes Putyatin Vyacheslav (CPB Sport – Sodikart – TM Racing) who instead gains seven. The Ukrainian ends the heats ahead of the poleman Viktor Gustavsson (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), who was given a penalty due to the front nose being out of position in the first heat that forced him to chase.
- Juho Valtanen (KR Motorsport – KR –TM Racing) also slipped back, eighth after fifth place in qualifying, and Laurens Van Hoepen (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), sixth yesterday and today thirteenth.
OK: Andrey Zhivnov is in the lead
- With a first, a second and a third place, Andrey Zhivnov (Team Komarov – Tony Kart – TM Racing) takes the lead at the end of the heats of the first round, thus overtaking Taylor Barnard (Rosberg Racing Academy – KR – IAME), who instead it collects a first, a second and a seventh place.
- Nikolas Pirttilahilati (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), with second place as best result, gains two positions and moves to third place ahead of Marcus Amand (VDK Racing – KR – IAME) and Alfio Spina (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex). After the fourteenth position in qualifying, the Italian recovers until he crosses the finish line in third place in the last manche.
- Levente Revesz (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) also recovered nine positions, sixth ahead of Charlie Wurz (Exprit Racing Team – Exprit – Vortex).
- Alex Dunne (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing), who posted two fastest laps, finished in ninth position after qualifying with the sixth-best time, thanks to a penalty. Outside the top ten, Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Racing Kart – Parolin – TM Racing) gained 6 positions, while both Brando Badoer (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) and Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) lost ground , finishing in 14th and 18th place respectively.
OKJ: Arvid Lindblad recovers and goes on top
- Starting from the fourth spot of the grid, the vice-European champion Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), who won the Super Master Series here in Adria in July, scored two wins and a second place that took him to the command of the ranking. Behind him we find World Champion Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – Kosmic – Vortex), in clear recovery compared to the 14th place in qualifying.
- Alex Powell (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) moves into third position ahead of Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (Birel ART Racing – RK – TM Racing), scorer of a win and a second place until the last heat, where he crossed the finish line in eleventh position.
- Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) gains four positions to reach fifth place. Behind him, in this order, we find Manuel Scognamiglio Manuel Scognamiglio (Gamoto – Tony Kart – Vortex), Karol Pasiewicz (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), Tobias Clausen (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – Kosmic – Vortex), Sebastiano Pavan ( KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) and Harley Keeble (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex). The latter gained 15 positions with respect to the qualification.
- Poleman Rintaro Sato (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – Kosmic – Vortex) ends out of the top ten, twelfth ahead of James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), who, on his first official outing in the category, scored a victory.
- Unlucky day for the European Champion Ugo Ugochukwu (Sauber karting Team – KR – IAME): after the victory in the first heat comes a retirement and a penalty.
MINI: René Lammers is superlative
- René Lammers (Baby Race Driver Academy – Parolin – TM Racing) starting from the sixth row of the grid in all heats, collects three wins, a second place and three fastest laps. The Dutchman thus straightened up a week begun with qualifying below expectations and overtakook Jan Przyrowsky (AV Racing – Parolin – TM Racing) who instead gets two wins, a second and a third place.
- Dries Van Langendonck (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), the pole sitter and also of a winner of one heat, closes in third position. Behind him there is Salim Hanna Hernandez (Energy Corse – Energy – TM Racing), also with a win in his pocket.
- From fifth to seventh position we find Emanuele Olivieri (Formula K Serafini ASD – IPK – TM Racing), Maciej Gladysz (Parolin Racing Kart – Parolin – TM Racing) and Marcus Saeter (Revolution Motorsport ASD Energy Corse – TM Racing).
- Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Energy Corse – Energy – TM Racing) closes in eighth place after qualifying 26th. Nik Skulac (Praga Racing Team – Prague – TM Racing) and Aleksandar Bogunovic (Gamoto – Tony Kart – TM Racing) round out the top ten.
- Kean Nakamura-Berta (Team Driver Racing Kart – KR – IAME) and Tiziano Monza (Sauber Karting Team – KR – IAME), respectively 34th and 38th after qualifying, finished in 11th and 12th position. Caleb Gafrarar (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing) also gained ground: yesterday 50th and today 20th.