KZ: An adamant Emilien Denner makes it three wins in a row
- Emilien Denner (Sodikart - Sodi - TM Racing) demonstrates a disarming coldness and wins all three heats of KZ, thus maintaining the lead of the general classification. The poleman on Friday always appears particularly incisive in the first half of the race, so much so that he manages to fly away in the first laps and then manage the margin. The French standard bearer loses the lead on only one occasion, at the start of the second battery, but in the second lap he is again in front of everyone and gives a real show of strength.
- One of the few riders who seems to be able to compete for the final victory with Denner is Matteo Viganò (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), second overall. With a third place, two seconds and even a fastest lap, the driver of the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team is a candidate for the role of great protagonist and tomorrow it will be curious to see him take off for the first time this weekend from the front row, right next to Denner.
- Fourth at the finish line of all three heats, again thanks to a comeback of two positions, Paolo Ippolito (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is also extremely competitive. The KR Motorsport team driver gains three positions from qualifying and will start third in tomorrow's Super Heat.
- Even Jorrit Pex (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) gains five positions over the qualification. The 2015 world champion further proves his abilities and climbs to fourth place overall.
- After having closed a complicated first heat in 12th place, Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) ends the other two races in sixth position and continues in his excellent debut in KZ with the fifth place overall. It is also a complicated first heat for Francesco Celenta (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), who finishes in 15th place, but is then relegated to 21st by a five-second penalty, received for moving before the traffic lights went out. The standard bearer of the Parolin Motorsport team gets a third place and a fifth in the next two heats, thus finding himself sixth in the overall standings. Celenta is even the only rider able to put the wheels in front of Denner, taking the lead in the second race of the weekend with a feline sprint, but only survives one lap.
- The seventh overall position is the prerogative of a remarkable Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), who crosses the finish line of all the heats in the top ten, but in the second battery is relegated to 14th place by a five-second penalty due to nose in incorrect position.
- Pedro Hiltbrand (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), Adrien Renaudin (Tony Kart - Tony Kart Racing Team - Vortex) and Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart - Tony Kart Racing Team - Vortex) complete the overall top ten thanks to convincing performances. The Finnish rider collects a second place in the first heat and a third in the last race of the day, setting the fastest lap on both occasions, but is "slowed down" by a contact with Senna Van Walstijn (Sodikart - Sodi - TM Racing) on the first lap of the second heat. Both pilots restart, but retire later. Considering the potential, Puhakka is expected to make a great comeback tomorrow, as is Senna, who slipped 12th in the overall standings.
- Stan Pex (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) is also delayed by a contact in the last heat, ninth in the other two races thanks to two six-position comebacks. The driver of the SP Motorsport team occupies the 11th place overall.
- Another difficult day for the 2020 European champion and 2019 world champion Marijn Kremers (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 21st overall after retiring in the first heat following a contact with the world runner-up in office Lorenzo Camplese (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), now 24th in the general classification. A few hitches and a contact in the second race also for the 2020 world champion Jeremy Iglesias (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), 17th overall.
- Another twist concerns the reigning European champion Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing). The standard bearer of the Birel ART Racing team ends both of his first two heats in the top ten thanks to two promising comebacks, but is disqualified from the competition for trying to reposition the unhooked nose and therefore will not participate in the day tomorrow.
KZ2: Tom Leuillet dominates with five victories out of five
- Motorsport teaches that the last word is never said, but if these are the conditions, Tom Leuillet (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) seems to have already mortgaged tomorrow’s victory. The standard bearer of the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team sprints second in his first heat, quickly takes the lead and triumphs, and then also dominates the remaining four heats starting from pole position. The French driver loses the leadership only at the start of his last race, but he takes less than a lap to get back in the lead and thus wins the first position in the general classification. Leuillet sets an apparently unreachable pace for the others and tomorrow he will start from pole position in Super Heat A.
- Also surprising for his performances is Markus Kajak (AIX Racing Team - Tony Kart - TM Racing), who writes a monologue in his first three heats, but then begins to experience some difficulties in his fourth heat. The standard bearer of the AIX Racing Team still collects two third places in his last two races of the day and is the only rider able to put the wheels in front of Leuillet, albeit for a few meters. The Estonian driver takes second place overall and tomorrow will start from the first spot on the grid in Super Heat B.
- With three wins, a third place and a fourth, David Trefilov (Maranello SRP Factory Team - Maranello - TM Racing) reaffirms his presence at the top of the standings and finds himself in third overall position. The poleman on Friday is the author of excellent performances, but sometimes a few flaws and it will be curious to see how he will behave tomorrow in Super Heat A, sprinting alongside Leuillet.
- Arvid Lindblad (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) only needs to refine his starts a little more and then he can really aim for the feat. The bishop of the Red Bull Junior Team starts badly in his second heat and slips in the middle of the group, but then comes back up to ninth place complete with a fast lap. The English rookie continues to improve during the heats, so much so that he triumphs in his last two heats, surprising everyone with his skills in the brawl and above all for his overtaking on the last corner of the last lap with which he gains success in his last race of the day. The driver of the SP Motorsport team seems to be the only one able to sustain a pace similar to that of Leuillet and it will be interesting to see him start from the front row in Super Heat B, next to Kajak.
- Excellent path also for Thomas Imbourg (CPB Sport - Sodi - Tm Racing), fifth overall and winner of one heat, Jorge Pescador (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), sixth, Daniel Vasile (DR - DR - Modena Engines), seventh and winner of a battery, and Genis Civico (Modena Kart - Birel ART - TM Engines), eighth.
- The Luyet brothers complete the top ten in the general classification thanks to remarkable comebacks: Jean (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), ninth, and Samuel (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), tenth. Even Alessio Piccini (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 11th, Kris Haanen (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing), 12th, Robert Kindervater (Birel ART Racing KSW - Birel ART - confirmed their competitive position despite a few hitches). TM Racing), 13th, and Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 14th.
- An exceptional Norton Andreasson (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) closes the absolute top 15, recovering as many as 20 positions compared to qualifying. On the other hand, they lost positions compared to qualifying following some complications David Liwinski (CPB Sport - Sodi - Tm Racing), 18th, Tim Troger (Maranello SRP Factory Team - Maranello - TM Racing), 24th, Thomas Cypers (Thomas Cypers - Mach 1 - IAME), 30th, and Dominik Reuters (AP-Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 39th.
- After two positive heats, Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) faces some obstacles in the following heats and is even forced to retire in his last race of the day. The standard bearer of the Birel ART Racing team occupies the 26th place in the overall standings.
Academy: Four heats and four different winners, but Guillaume Bouzar retains the lead
- The first weekend of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy turns out to be extremely balanced, with four different drivers winning the four heats today. Guillaume Bouzar dominates his first race complete with a fast lap, but when he seems to be one step away from repeating the success in his second heat, the author of the fast lap Arthur Dorison surprises him with a manual maneuver and triumphs. The poleman on Friday must therefore be satisfied with second place, but it is enough to maintain the provisional leadership in the general standings.
- After finishing his first heat in third place, Arthur Dorison is second overall, thus recovering three positions with respect to qualifying and applying for the role of great protagonist for tomorrow.
- Thibaut Ramaekers is also confirmed as the protagonist, third total. The Belgian driver writes a monologue in his first heat, even signing the fastest lap, but then slips to fourth place in his second heat.
- William Go also confirms his presence at the top of the standings, second in both his races and fourth overall.
- Jindrich Pesl continues to show excellent potential, gaining fifth position thanks to a second place and a third. The youngster from the Czech Republic also takes the lead at the start of his second battery and is very determined.
- After finishing his first heat in sixth place, Nikolas Roos wins his second battery thanks to an extraordinary performance and a comeback of five positions. The South African bishop even sets the fastest lap and recovers five positions also with respect to qualifying, hoisting himself up to sixth place in the overall standings.
- On the other hand, Aleksandar Bogunovic loses three positions with respect to qualification, seventh overall thanks to a fourth place and a third. However, the Slovenian driver proves his competitiveness with the fastest lap in his second heat.
- Luca Houghton, Matias Orjuela and Adrian Ferrer complete the top ten, recovering 24 positions compared to qualifying. Caleb Gafrarar, on the other hand, loses two positions compared to qualifying, who closes his first heat in third place, but in his second battery a five-second penalty due to the nose in the incorrect position makes him relegate from sixth place to 12th. The American standard bearer thus finds himself 12th overall, behind Riccardo Leone Cirelli.
- Day with some obstacles also for Dinu Sabin Stroescu, 13th in the general classification, and Joel Pohjola, 17th.
- Chiara Battig crosses the finish line of her first heat in eighth position, but is relegated to the tenth by a three-second penalty for partially exiting the corridor at the start. The young pink quota is delayed by a penalty even in his second race of the day and occupies the 23rd place overall.