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Champions of the Future Euro Series rd 4, Franciacorta: heats – The leaders are Turney (OK) and Saleh (OKJ)
Luca Basso
25 June 2022

[Translated with Google]

Activity continues on the track for the Round 4 of the Champions of the Future Euro Series on the Franciacorta Karting Track. 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 plays the charge

Tires: MG Tires

  • He won the WSK Super Master Series this year and is vying for the title in both the Champions of the Future Euro Series and the FIA ​​Karting European Championship. Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) flexes his muscles in the qualifying heats and puts on a series of three victories, in addition to two second positions: enough for him to jump to the top of the provisional standings.

  • Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) is also particularly at ease on the Franciacorta track and the British conquer a rich tally of two wins and three podiums. The British climbs from seventh to second position.

  • 11 more positions in the standings for Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex). After a subdued qualifying, the reigning OK world champion clears his way with three wins, even if in the A-B heat he comes tenth after a penalty for incorrectly installed front fairing.

  • The leader of the championship classification Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) also gains several positions at the end of the qualifying heats and establishes himself fourth, while in fifth position we find Maksim Orlov (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), yesterday qualified 12th.

  • After yesterday’s pole position and an almost perfect path in the qualifying heats, Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is the target of bad luck in the last heat on Saturday. The Japanese, on lap 2, ends up against the barriers due to a probable puncture in the right rear tire. A result that moves him back to sixth position.

  • Two penalties for incorrectly installed front fairing in the first two heats on Friday prevent Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) from going beyond seventh position, but the Jamaican is among the special observers for tomorrow.

  • Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing - KR - IAME) enters the Top 10, eighth, while Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) remains there but drops to ninth position. Tenth place Caspian Hagman (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), with Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) 11th.

  • Disappointed yesterday's expectations, Matheus Morgatto (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) makes up for it with a series of excellent performances in today's qualifying heats and the winner of the Kristianstad round goes from 32nd to 12th.

  • +17 positions for James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 13th, followed by David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), 14th, and Arthur Rogeon (VDK Racing - KR - IAME) , 15 °.

  • Also noteworthy are some descents compared to qualifying: Nico Cuman (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), from 2nd to 17th; Nacho Tuñón (DPK Racing - KR - IAME), from 6th to 23rd; Enea Frey (Beyond Racing Team - KR - TM Racing), from 9th to 25th; Douwe Dedecker (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), from 5th to 26th.


OKJ: big shot from Taym Saleh

Tires: Vega

  • If his fourth position recorded yesterday during qualifying was called a surprise, it is even more surprising to see Taym Saleh (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) leading the overall standings after the qualifying heats. The German driver gets a second and a third position on Saturday, and then remedies a further third position in the first heat on Saturday and, subsequently, two victories.

  • Already third in Franciacorta at the last Champions of the Future Winter Series, Anatholy Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) gains 4 positions in the standings and climbs to second place. The three victories in the elimination heats were useful, to which he adds a third position and a fifth.

  • Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) remains stable in the ranking, third at the end of today. The Pole signs a victory and climbs four more times on the podium. Instead, Nathan Tye (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) drops to fourth despite two wins and three further podiums.

  • Among the top drivers, Alfie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) impresses with a nice comeback of 9 positions and two wins. The Briton is now in fifth position, followed by Martin Molnar (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), sixth and with a victory in his schedule, and by Elliot Kaczynski (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex).

  • Among the home drivers, the first Italian in the overall standings is Emanuele Olivieri (IPK Official Racing Team - IPK - TM Racing), who climbed from 13th to eighth position and with a win to his credit. Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) occupies the ninth position, while Thomas Strauven (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) slips from second to tenth.

  • Three drivers who were protagonists of the qualifying heats touch the Top 10: Guy Albag (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) wins the last heat on Saturday and climbs to 11th position; Lucas Fluxa (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) climbs 14 positions and is 12th; even Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) earns 22 and follows in 13th position.

  • The Top 15 is completed with Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), 14th, and with Salim Hanna (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), 15th after recovering 14 positions in the standings.

  • The best climber of the day with +37 positions is René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), from 58th to 21st, just behind Guillaume Bouzar (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), retired in the last heat. Miguel Costa (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME) moves up to 24th position, ahead of Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), 25th.

  • On the podium in the last round of Kristianstad, Maxens Verbrugge (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) recovered 34 positions but is 37th.


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