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After positive results in KZ, conclusive performances for LeCont in OK
19 October 2022

The partnership between LeCont and the WSK Promotion is continuing efficiently and serenely in the 2022 season. In July, the Italian manufacturer contributed to the success of the WSK Euro Series by providing highly competitive tyres to the drivers in the KZ2 category. From September 29th to October 1st, LeCont returned to OK for the Open Cup with an equally high level of performance. The same care will be applied to the preparation for the Final Cup, scheduled over two meetings in November.

A month after the Le Mans world event, during which LeCont's "Prime" and "Option" tyres were fully satisfactory, resulting in an intense and exciting meeting to watch, more than 200 competitors returned to the atmosphere of the WSK meetings. LeCont was responsible for supplying the OK category, which saw seasoned drivers and several youngsters directly from the OK-Junior category compete.

"This is one of the highlights of these end-of-season events," noted marketing manager Paolo Bombara. "We were curious to see how these Juniors would adapt to the change from Option to Prime tyres. We have to say that they managed this new parameter perfectly and did not experience any problems with our tyres. Youngsters like Kirill Kutskov, Jan Przyrowski and Thomas Strauven immediately managed to get into the top 10 in the Final, without having much experience of using these softer and more sensitive tyres."

Consistency still in demand

On the South Garda Karting circuit, the fastest driver in the dry managed a magnificent 45"8, the same time as those achieved on the same circuit at the beginning of the year, proof of the consistency of the LeCont tyres. This consistency continued throughout the WSK Open Cup, with times that remained excellent in all heats, Prefinals and Finals. "The Le Mans world event enabled us to check that a set of "Prime" tyres had a life span of at least 150 km, as required by the CIK-FIA homologation. Indeed, we had to deal with the important constraints of KZ2 and a particularly significant number of heats, with no less than eight groups competing in turn. In Lonato in OK, we were therefore not worried about our ability to maintain a high level of performance from Qualifying to the Final."

Before ideal weather conditions returned at the weekend, the drivers had to contend with a rainy Friday for the end of Free Practice, official Qualifying Practice and the first Qualifying Heats. Once again, the tyres proved to be perfectly competitive. On Sunday, Latvia's Tomass Stolcermanis finally won the Final with flying colours ahead of Sweden's Oscar Pedersen and Brazil's Gabriel Gomez.

For LeCont, things are also moving in Rovereto, with a move to the brand new factory. This will enable the Italian manufacturer to meet its future objectives with modern and suitable infrastructure.

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