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Champions of the Future Euro Series rd 2, Zuera: heats – The leaders are Turney (OK) and Tye (OKJ)
Luca Basso
16 April 2022

[Translated with Google]

Activity continues on the track for the Round 2 of the Champions of the Future Euro Series on the Zuera International 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 the two categories present in the race were held: OK and OKJ. The starting grids for Sunday’s super heat were then decided.

OK: Joseph Turney leaps to the lead with three victories

Tires: MG Tires

  • Change of leader in the “Senior” class after today's qualifying heats. Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) pushes his way through his rivals and packs three out of five wins, taking the lead in the overall standings after yesterday's fifth position in qualifying.

  • Despite the loss of leadership, Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) still remains one of the favorites for tomorrow's victory. The driver with Jamaican license, the first in the category and on the hunt for the first success, pockets three wins and finishes second today.

  • Two Italians emerge in the role of the first pursuers of Turney and Powell. Cristian Bertuca (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) gives an excellent performance and signs two victories, two second places and a third, to get the third position in the general classification. Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) also finishes first twice and gains fourth position.

  • The Zuera track seems particularly pleased to Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex). Protagonist last year of the final of Round 4 of the FIA ​​Karting European Champions OKJ with a good second position, the Belgian battles on equal terms with his rivals, celebrates a victory and climbs to fifth position.

  • Less incisive than yesterday Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who climbs to sixth position. Eemeli Koivisto (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) gains seven positions, now 7th, Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) remains stable 8th.

  • David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) loses five positions and is 9th, unlike Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), who stopped in tenth position.

  • Substantial comebacks for Tomas Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) and Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex): the Latvian goes from 27th to 11th, while the German is 12th from 23rd.

  • Nico Cuman (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) asserted himself during the qualifying, with the Italian gaining 13th position. Too bad, however, for Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing - KR - IAME) and Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME): the Frenchman accuses a technical problem in the last heat and drops 14th, while the Chinese does not find the right feeling in the qualifying heats and finishes 15th.

  • Protagonists of two important comebacks Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), from 36th to 16th, and James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), from 42nd to 18th. Between them we find Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 17th.

  • Record comeback of 38 positions for Rintaro Sato (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 22nd. An accident in the first heat on Saturday and an absence in the third and final race of the day sent Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) 23rd.


OKJ: Nathan Tye dominates far and wide

Tires: Vega

  • Nathan Tye's ride in the qualifying heats (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) was practically perfect. The pole position author in Friday's qualifying scores a full tally of five wins out of five races and will start in front of everyone in Sunday morning's super heat.

  • Jules Caranta (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) tries in every way to overthrow his rival Tye from the first position, but the Frenchman collects three wins, a second place and a fifth, as well as two fastest laps. Despite everything, the Energy Corse driver can be satisfied in view of Sunday.

  • Three wins also for Miguel Costa (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME) in the qualifying heats, but the Brazilian recorded a sixth place and a penalty point more than Caranta, among other things in the same heat B-D at the end of the day. The Sauber Academy rider earns the third position in the overall standings.

  • Excellent climbs for Anatholy Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), Tiziano Monza (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) and Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex). The Parolin Motorsport driver wins twice and grabs the fourth position; instead, the DPK Racing rider is fifth with a win to his assets; finally, the Koski Motorsport standard bearer moves to sixth position.

  • Loses only one position Leen Nijs (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), now seventh. Good, however, Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), from 16th to 8th, as well as Guillaume Bouzar (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), from 23rd to 9th. Zhenrui Chi (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) closes the Top 10 with the tenth position.

  • René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) for the position in the top ten, 11th. Lewis Wherrell (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) is also no longer in the Top 10, 12th.

  • +12 positions in the standings for Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), 13th, and ahead of Martin Molnar (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), 14th, and Adam Hideg (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), 15th.

  • A retirement blocks Oleksandr Bondarev (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) in 21st position. Same fate also for teammate Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), who fell from 3rd to 23rd.

  • The impossible comeback from the bottom, for now, was partially succeeded by Kirill Kutskov (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), able to occupy the 24th position at the end of Saturday.

  • Step back for Jindrich Pesl (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) after the fifth position in qualifying: the Czech driver struggles in the qualifying heats and is now 27th in the overall standings.


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