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FIA Karting Academy Trophy rd 3, Kristianstad: Final – Walther wins the race, Gladysz the championship
Mattia Livraghi
05 September 2021

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Chasis: Exprit Kart | Engine: Vortex | Tyres: MG Tyres

  • David Walther realizes the potential expressed all weekend and takes the victory by force. The young Dane starts fourth, but slips fifth during the first lap, before starting an amazing comeback. The poleman on Friday takes the lead in the 12th lap and never leaves it until the checkered flag, thus winning the first success of the season complete with a fast lap and the silver medal in the championship.

  • Second at the finish is Maciej Gladysz, who thus becomes champion of the FIA ​​Karting Academy Trophy. Started from the second square on the grid, the winner of the second round of Adria proves to be extremely mature in not being "provoked" by his opponents: he always remains in the top three and avoids taking unnecessary risks, being aware of what he needs to triumph in championship.

  • Darius Babaioana is very competitive and closes in third place a weekend in continuous growth. However, during the return lap the Romanian driver put the front spoiler that was released into the correct position and, being seen by the stewards, he was disqualified.

  • The third step of the podium is inherited by an extraordinary Leo Robinson, who gains 18 positions from the start. Six is ​​recovered by David Yevan, who concludes in fourth place a weekend that began with the 21st fastest time in qualifying, and the poleman of the first round of Wackersdorf Bart Harrison, who completes the top five, gains 15.

  • After dominating Saturday, Dion Gowda no longer seems to be able to keep the same pace. He ends his last heat of the weekend in fifth place, while in the final he slips up to 12th in the first part of the race and then crosses the finish line in sixth.

  • After getting on the second step of the podium in the second round, Riccardo Ianniello is confirmed as an absolute protagonist, who starts from the sixth row and finds himself only 19th at the end of the first lap, but then skilfully recovers up to the seventh position.

  • Leon Ochiai, Nicolas Ambiado and Caleb Gafrarar close the top ten, losing five positions from the start. The American standard bearer occupies fifth place for most of the race, but is overtaken two laps from the checkered flag.

  • After having conquered the third step of the podium in the second round, Oleksandr Bondarev sprints strongly from the third place on the grid and on the second lap he takes the lead of the race. The Ukrainian standard bearer maintains the leadership until halfway through the race, but then he can do nothing against the speed of Walther and Gladysz. The young driver is even forced to retire with three laps to go, but still gets the bronze medal in the championship.

  • The chances of competing for the championship soon fade away also in Reno Francot, which retires on the fifth lap while fighting in the top five. The winner of the first round must therefore be satisfied with the fourth position in the championship.

  • Having climbed to the second step of the podium in the first round, Salim Hanna is unable to straighten out her weekend. The Colombian bishop sprints 24th and closes 17th, but a five-second penalty due to the incorrect position of the nose causes him to fall back to 20th place. On the other hand, the pole man of the second round Federico Al Rifai, who crosses the finish line in 16th place, recovers 13 positions compared to the start.

  • Bitter final for Oscar Wurz, who starts seventh and leaves the stage on the first lap due to a contact.


Championship standings

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