A big participation is awaited for the second round of the WSK Super Master Series at the Franciacorta Karting Track.
After the opening in Lonato on February 5, the WSK Super Master Series is gearing up to debut on the Franciacorta track for the second round of the season. WSK Promotion arrives for the first time in its history on the new circuit near Brescia and the event is immediately greeted with a significant number of drivers after the success of 334 verified drivers in the first round in Lonato. In Franciacorta, 360 drivers are expected in the classic MINI, OKJ, OK, and KZ2 categories. Big numbers again are expected in WSK Super Master Series for another rich weekend, with the most prestigious teams and many protagonists eager to confirm their leadership just conquered in Lonato but also with many rivals ready to battle to get to the top at the Franciacorta Karting Track.
KZ2 – Bertuca is in the lead.
In the first KZ2 round in Lonato, the young Cristian Bertuca (BirelArt Racing/BirelART-TM-Vega) took the lead with 69 points. The brilliant winner of the final is followed by the very capable French driver Emilien Denner (Sodikart/Sodi-TM) with 48 points and Bertuca's teammate, the Romanian Daniel Vasile, fourth at the finish line and author of the pole position, with 37 points. Among the stars of Lonato, another BirelArt driver, Alessio Piccini, is fourth in the championship with 36 points, and German David Trefilov (Maranello SRP/Maranello-TM) was on the third step of the podium and is fifth in the championship with 34 points.
The KZ2 classification after the first round:
Cristian Bertuca (ITA) points 69
Emilien Denner (FRA) points 48
Daniel Vasile (ROU) points 37
Alessio Piccini (ITA) points 36
David Trefilov (DEU) points 34
OK – Egozi is leading the pack.
In OK, the American Luis James Egozi took the lead in the championship (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont) with 86 points thanks to his success in the Prefinal and in the Final. He clinched the lead in the final moments of the race, when he managed to overtake the Polish driver Gustav Wisnieswki (Forza Racing/Exprit-TM), who is second in the championship with 69 points. Third in the standings with 32 points is the Brazilian Gabriel Gomez (CRG Racing Team/CRG-Iame), who is ahead of the third-placed finisher in Lonato, the French Jimmy Helias (Ward Racing/Tony Kart-Vortex) with 31 points. Several drivers are immediately called to recover points due to unlucky moments that happened in the Final after a good start in the practice sessions and in the heats.
The OK classification after the first round:
Luis James Egozi (USA) points 86
Gustav Wisnieswki (POL) points 69
Gabriel Gomez (BRA) points 32
Jimmy Helias (FRA) points 31
Tomass Stolcermanis (LVA) points 30
OKJ – Lehtimaki in the lead taking the full haul in qualifying.
In OK-Junior, the Finnish driver Sebastian Lehtimaki (Koski Motorsport/Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) is leading with 70 points. He came second at the finish line in Lonato but scored full points in qualifying and in the Prefinal. He is followed by the Turkish driver Hasan Aksoy Alp (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) with 56 points, who surprisingly won the final. The Italian driver Filippo Sala (Sodikart/Sodi-TM) is in third place in the championship with 44 points thanks to his victory in the Prefinal and the seventh place in the Final. The Spanish driver Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM) is following with 32 points, and the Colombian Salim Hanna Hernandez (Ricky Flynn/LN Kart-Vortex) is fifth with 28 points, as he came third in Lonato.
The OKJ classification after the first round:
Sebastian Lehtimaki (FIN) points 70
Alp Hasan Aksoy (TUR) points 56
Filippo Sala (ITA) points 44
Christian Costoya (ESP) points 32
Salim Hanna Hernandez (COL) points 28
MINI Gr.3 – Zulfikari wins the first Final and takes the lead.
In the usual battle for victory in the MINI Gr.3, the Turkish racer Iskender Zulfikari (BabyRace/Parolin-Iame-Vega) won the Final in the final moments. He therefore now leads the championship with 89 points, while his main rival, the Dutch driver Dean Hoogendoorn (Kidix/Alonso-Iame), had to settle for fourth place after a chaotic race and is second in the championship with 55 points. The Romanian Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (Team Driver/KR-Iame) took second place at the Lonato finish line and is third in the championship with 44 points, ahead of the other two Team Driver racers, Ilia Berezin and the Spanish Bosco Arias Chavarri, both with 33 points. Vladimir Ivannikov (Gamoto/EKS-TM) was third on the podium and is sixth with 27 points.
The MINI Gr.3 classification after the first round:
Iskender Zulfikari (TUR) points 89
Dean Hoogendoorn (NLD) points 55
Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (ROU) points 44
Ilia Berezkin points 33
Bosco Aria Chavarri (ESP) points 33
MINI Gr.3 Under 10 – Venant leads as he pipped Legenkyi.
In the MINI Gr.3 Under 10, the Belgian Antoine Venant (Kidix/KR-Iame-Vega) won the Lonato final and took first place in the championship with 78 points, followed by the Ukrainian Oleksandr Legenkyi (Team Driver/KR-Iame) with 69 points, who won the Prefinal and confirmed his speed in the Final by taking the second place. The Swiss Albert Tamm (BabyRace/Parolin-Iame) is third in the championship with 35 points. He won a Prefinal but only finished 11th in the Final. The Italian David Moscardi (AV Racing/Parolin-TM) took third place in Lonato, which put him in fourth place in the championship with 32 points, equal on points with the Slovak Alex Molota (Firefly/EKS-TM).
The MINI Gr.3 Under 10 classification after the first round:
Antoine Venant (BEL) points 78
Oleksandr Legenkyi (UKR) points 69
Albert Tamm (CHE) points 35
David Moscardi (ITA) points 32
Alex Molota (SVK) points 32
The program of the WSK Super Master Series, Round 2, Franciacorta Karting Track:
Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, 16: free practice.
Friday, February 17: qualifying practice from 10:20, qualifying heats from 12:30.
Saturday, February 18: qualifying heats from 9:40.
Sunday, February 19: Prefinals from 10:10, OKJ Final at 13:50, MINI U10 Final at 14:20, MINI Gr.3 Final at 14:50, KZ2 Final at 15:20, OK Final at 15:50.
The next rounds of the WSK Super Master Series:
2nd Rd – 19/02/2023 FRANCIACORTA / MINI – OKJ – OK – KZ2
3rd Rd – 05/03/2023 SARNO / MINI – OKJ – OK – KZ2
4th Rd – 30/04/2023 CREMONA / MINI – OKJ – OK – KZ2
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