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Champions of the Future Euro Series rd 3, Kristianstad: OK Final – Matheus Morgatto dances in the rain
Mattia Livraghi
22 May 2022

[translated with Google]

Tyres: MG Tires

  • He had taken a break from competitions in Europe. Then he came back, more serene and confident. He immediately proved to be fast. Today he triumphed in style. Starting third after winning Super Heat 1, beating Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) by nine thousandths in a photo finish finish, Matheus Morgatto (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) immediately took the lead thanks to a extraordinary departure. Although he was not so sure he could be particularly competitive on a wet track, the DPK Racing team rider sets an unrivaled pace for the others, keeps his concentration steady and, at the end of 25 laps that seem eternal to him, wins a success with a special flavor, with almost four seconds ahead of his direct pursuer and complete with a fast lap. The young Brazilian climbs to third place in the championship and is also a candidate for the role of great protagonist for the third round of the FIA ​​Karting European Championship, which will be held here in Kristianstad in two weeks.

  • Starting from pole after winning Super Heat 2, Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing - KR - IAME) keeps his cool when he is almost “stripped” by Morgatto at the start and crosses the finish line alone in second place. The standard bearer of the VDK Racing team thus completes a double by KR and gets his first podium in OK, proving his potential.

  • Luigi Coluccio's was also a solo race, always remaining in third position and thus earning the bronze medal. The Tony Kart Racing Team driver wanted a dry track, but he also expresses his skills in the wet and takes the lead in the championship.

  • Juho Valtanen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) also concluded a positive final, fourth thanks to a comeback of three positions, Luka Sammalisto (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), fifth with a comeback of six positions, and Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), sixth. The talent in orbit Mercedes was confident that he could compete for victory on a dry track, but he performs very well even in the rain.

  • The weekend ends with a further show by Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), author of a comeback of 19 positions. The English bishop ends his run-up with a breathtaking overtaking against Powell for sixth place, but a five-second penalty due to the incorrect position of the nose relegates him to seventh. Turney slips second in the championship, but limits the damage of a weekend that started with 53rd place in qualifying.

  • Rounding out the top ten is the KR trident formed by Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), the Winter Series runner-up Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) and the winner of the second round in Zuera Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME). It should be noted that Cui starts only eighth in the final due to a frantic Super Heat 1, in which a slight accidental contact with Morgatto at the start forces the young Mercedes recruit to an excursion on the lawn. Cui recovers from 29th place to 15th, but loses the opportunity to start in the first three rows in the final.

  • Gabriel Gomez (Privateer / CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME), 11th, Akshay Bohra (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), 12th, and Maksim Orlov (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) are in great comeback, relegated from 12th to 13th place by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position.

  • Reigning world champion Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) and Winter Series champion Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) find themselves stationary after an excited start. Both drivers manage to restart and recover up to 14th and 15th place respectively. Harley Keeble (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) is also a remarkable performance, passing 14th under the checkered flag despite being the protagonist of a spin in the first phase of the race, but the standard bearer of the Birel ART Racing team he is then relegated to 16th place by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position.

  • Complicated final characterized by penalties for Rintaro Sato (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 17th, Friday poleman Arthur Rogeon (VDK Racing - KR - IAME), 19th, and Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex ), 20 °. Reigning OKJ European champion Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) also struggled, slipping from fourth to 21st. Kevin Lantinga (Falcon Racing Team - Falcon - IAME) is the author of an extraordinary comeback, starting 36th and crossing the finish line in 13th place, only to be relegated to 18th position by two five-second penalties.

  • They conclude the weekend with an unlucky final despite having proven to be competitive David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), Karol Pasiewicz (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), the two-time world champion Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), Malo Bolliet (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) and Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing). Bad luck also affects Cristian Bertuca (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), who sees his access to the final vanish for only two penalties after being forced to retire in Super Heat 2.


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