FIA Karting European Championship KZ and KZ2, and Academy Trophy rd 2, Genk: qualifying - Pole position for Milell (KZ), Gustavsson (KZ2) and Braeken (Academy)
KZ: Noah Milell first by a whisker
- The best qualifying time of the second round of the FIA Karting European Championship KZ belongs to Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex). The Swede took 51.606 seconds to complete a lap on the Genk track, fast enough to finish ahead of Stan Pex (KR Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) by just 4 thousandths.
- Reigning World Champion Marijn Kremers (Birel ART Racing - Ricciardo Kart- TM Racing) follows closely in third position ahead of Matteo Viganò (Leclerc By Lennox Racing -Birel ART - TM Racing) who will surely want to make up for it after the bitter ending of Adria.
- Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), third at the end of the final of the first round, is fifth ahead of Adrien Renaudin (Sodikart - Sodi - TM Racing).
- Only" seventh and eighth time, however, for Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) second in the championship, and Alessandro Irlando (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), leader of the standings after the victory in Adria.
- Jorrit Pex (KR Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) and Fabian Federer (SRP Racing Team - Maranello TM Racing) close the top ten while Bas Lammers (Sodikart - Sodi - TM Racing) finished eleventh on the occasion of his return to the track, ahead of Luis Speck (TB Kart - TB Kart - TM Racing).
KZ2: Viktor Gustavsson prepares the final assault on the title
- It isThe leader of the championship standings, the Swedish Viktor Gustavsson (Leclerc By Lennox Racing -Birel ART - TM Racing), pictured above with wet tires in action during the morning free practice, to grab the KZ2 pole here in Genk. Gustavsson, who took to the track in the first session, stops the clock in 52.061, thus preceding Senna Van Walstijn (CPB Sport - Sodi - TM Racing), the best of the second group in 52.106, and Tom Leuillet (Praga Racing Team - Praga - TM Racing ).
- Paavo Tonteri (SC Performance - Tony Kart - Vortex) is in fourth position ahead of Simone Cunati (Modena Kart ASD - Birel ART - TM Racing), who chases Gustavsson in the standings.
- Behind the Italian we find David Trefilov (SRP Racing Team - Maranello - TM Racing) and Jean Nomblot (CPB Sport - Sodi - TM Racing), with the latter being only 3 thousandths faster than Kristijan Habulin (TB Kart - TB Kart - TM Racing).
- Thomas Landais (Landais Thomas - Birel ART - TM Racing) obtained the ninth time ahead of Leonardo Marseglia (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing). The "master of the house" Gilles Stadsbader (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 11th, precedes a group of Birel ARTs formed by Robert Kindervater (Birel ART Racing KSW - Birel ART - TM Racing), Filippo Berto (Emilia Kart - Birel ART - TM Racing), Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), also on the podium in Adria, and Valentino Fritsch (Birel ART Racing KSW - Birel ART - TM Racing).
Academy: Tom Braeken does the honors
- The second round of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy is also taking place in Genk. This time, starting from pole, it will be Tom Braeken (Belgium), definitely faster than his opponents. The gap of David Zachary (Philippines), second at the end of the day, is over 4 tenths while Gianni Andrisani (Germany), third because in the same qualifying group as Braeken, manages to contain the gap to three tenths. Jonathan Weywadt (Denmark) and Matteo De Palo (Italy) precede Keanu Al Alzhari (United Arab Emirates) who took pole in the first round.