Let's start from the "basics", or rather from the choice of the chassis by the two drivers. A decision made on the basis of several elements: the track conditions, the weather (variable throughout the weekend with mixed conditions between dry and wet, even if the final took place in favourable conditions with high temperatures and dry asphalt), the feelings of the driver ... In any case, whatever the reason that led Gustavsson and Iglesias to make their choice, we know for sure that many of the differences, in terms of set-up and components used, depend on the bodies fielded by the two drivers and that we will analyse in this article. Viktor Gustavsson, the Swedish driver who arrived first at the finish line, for the final, among the bodies that the CRG team had prepared for the race (KT2 and Road Rebel) opted for the KT2 characterized by 30 mm diameter chrome-molybdenum steel tubes. It is interesting to underline how the Swedish driver selected a body that tends to be “soft” and which, for this reason, is more used in the single-speed classes. In contrast, therefore, with respect to the classic logic that pushes the choice of more rigid chassis because they are more suitable for the Shifter classes (such as KZ), Gustavsson, however showed that he was absolutely at ease among the bends of the French circuit just behind the wheel of a structurally less rigid body. Jeremy Iglesias, the other CRG team driver and 3rd
at the chequered flag, instead selected (for dry conditions) the more classic (and historically winning) Road Rebel body (which TKART analysed in a dedicated “Under review”
), made of 32 mm diameter chromium-molybdenum steel tubes, more tenacious than the KT2 and therefore ideally more suited to ensuring the necessary grip when dealing with the powerful KZ shifter engines.