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Champions of the Future Euro Series rd 1, Portimao: heats – The leaders are Morgatto (OK) and Tye (OKJ)
Mattia Livraghi
26 March 2022

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Activity continues on the track for the first round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series at the Portimao circuit. After the first day of Friday, in which the qualifications and the first qualifying heats took place, on Saturday all the remaining heats for both categories present in the race took place: OK and OKJ. The starting grids for Sunday's Super Heat were therefore decided.

OK: Matheus Morgatto proves his skills

Tyres: MG Tires

  • Matheus Morgatto (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) was by no means satisfied with inaugurating his European season with his new team with the fifth position in yesterday's qualifying. The Brazilian driver wins his first four heats, proving to be fast, intelligent and able to perform exemplary maneuvers. A more agitated last heat saw him finish sixth, but the DPK Racing team rider will still start from pole in tomorrow’s Super Heat 1.

  • Excellent performances also by Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), who finished all his heats in the top three and ended the day with two victories. The standard bearer of the Ward Racing team maintains his second place overall and will start from pole in Super Heat 2.

  • Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) reaffirms his state of form, climbing to third overall position thanks to a fifth place, three seconds and a victory. The Latvian driver takes the lead even in his last heat, but on the last lap he puts two wheels in the grass while defending himself from Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) and gets overtaken by the Tony Kart standard bearer Racing Team at the last corner. The driver of the Energy Corse team will join Morgatto in the front row of Super Heat 1.

  • Alongside Severiukin in the front row of Super Heat 2 there will be Luigi Coluccio, who completes the heats with a victory in his last heat and earns fourth place in the general standings.

  • Also noteworthy are the performances of Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), who takes the fifth overall position thanks to three second places, a third and a seventh, proving his growth.

  • After triumphing in his first two heats, David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) loses some ground in the remaining three heats and even receives a five-second penalty due to incorrect maneuvering in his third race. The poleman on Friday slips to sixth place overall.

  • Positive results also for Dion Gowda (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), seventh total, Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), eighth, and Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), ninth and winner of a heat thanks to a comeback of five positions.

  • Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), who finishes four heats in the top three and even wins two wins, but is hampered by a retirement due to contact in his second battery, closes the top ten in the general classification

  • Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), 11th overall, Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 12th, and Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 13th and winner of one heat, but retired in another following a contact, are on a comeback from qualifying

  • Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) achieves success in his first heat, but then accuses some more complicated heats and finds himself 14th in the overall standings. The young Mercedes recruit still grabs second place in his last race.

  • A surprising Malo Bolliet (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) completes the absolute top 15, followed by Rintaro Sato (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who crosses the finish line of his first heat in sixth position, but is then relegated to 14th by a penalty of ten seconds.

  • Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), 17th total, Juho Valtanen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 18th, Zachary David (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME), 21st after retiring in his fourth heat following the collision received by Yuanpu Cui at the start, and Nicolò Cuman (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), 22nd and forced to retire in his third heat due to a technical problem, prove to be competitive, but are delayed by some obstacles.


OKJ: An amazing Nathan Tye takes the reins

Tyres: Vega

  • That Nathan Tye (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) was competitive was already out of the question, but that he could present himself as the absolute leader at the end of the heats was less obvious. The standard bearer of the Sodikart team crosses the finish line of his first heat in second place, to then collect four consecutive successes and thus earn the head of the general classification. The young Englishman recovers 11 positions compared to qualifying and will start from pole in Super Heat 1 tomorrow.

  • After dominating his first three heats, Oleksandr Bondarev (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) has to settle for second position in his last two heats and thus finds himself second in the overall standings. The poleman on Friday will still start from the first box on the grid in Super Heat 2.

  • Guillaume Bouzar (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) had already surprised yesterday with the total ninth place in qualifying, but today he wanted to increase the dose. Thanks to two victories, a second place and two thirds, the bishop of the Koski Motorsport team climbs to third overall position and will therefore join Tye in the front row of Super Heat 1.

  • Thomas Strauven (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) is also confirmed at the top of the standings, who closes all his heats in the top three and occupies the fourth place overall. Team driver Ricky Flynn Motorsport will be alongside his teammate in the front row of Super Heat 2.

  • Positive results even for Lucas Fluxa (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), winner of two heats and always in the top five. The rider of the KR Motorsport team wins fifth place overall and precedes an excellent Tiziano Monza (DPK Racing - KR - IAME). The standard bearer of the DPK Racing team sees the victory fade in his third heat following a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the incorrect position that relegates him to fifth place, but the young Singaporean makes a great comeback in the following heat, in which excels with an exceptional tender management.

  • Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) is also a remarkable path, the only one, together with Tye, able to put the wheels ahead of Bondarev. The standard-bearer of the Energy Corse team dominates his last heat, complete with a fast lap, and makes him seventh overall, thus running for the role of great protagonist for tomorrow.

  • Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) is the only driver able to pass under the checkered flag in front of Nathan Tye. The standard bearer of the Koski Motorsport team beats the English bishop twice, obtaining two wins, but on the second occasion he is relegated to eighth place by a five-second penalty due to incorrect maneuvering and therefore gives the victory to Tye. Matveev still earns ten positions with respect to the qualification, reaching eighth place overall, and is certainly among the contenders for the final triumph.

  • Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), ninth total, Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), tenth, and Rene Lammers (Parolin) reaffirm their presence in the top part of the standings Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 11th.

  • Even Andy Consani (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), 12th overall, Louis Leveau (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), 13th and recovering from the 16th place in qualifying, Adam Hideg (DPK Racing) are still competitive. - KR - IAME), 14th, and Kirill Kutskov (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), who completes the top 15 after finishing his last heat in second position, complete with a fast lap.

  • Gerasim Skulanov (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) slips to 16th place in the overall standings. After being the protagonist of a very intense duel with Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), the driver of the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team is involved in an accident in his third heat and is forced to retire. However, Skulanov proves his competitiveness with two places in the top three.

  • Miguel Costa (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME) is also in good shape, who closes his first heat in second position and inherits the victory from Tiziano Monza in his third heat, but then leaves the scene in the reconnaissance lap of his fourth race. The Sauber Academy standard bearer finds himself 17th overall.

  • Kian Fardin (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) also loses ground compared to qualifying, forced to retire in his third heat and 29th overall.


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