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FIA Karting European Championship OK and OKJ rd 4, Franciacorta: heats – The leaders are Deligny (OK) and Khavalkin (OKJ)
Luca Basso
09 July 2022

[Translated with Google]

Activity continues on the track for the Round 4 of the FIA Karting European Championship OK-OKJ on the Franciacorta Karting Track in Castrezzato (Italy). 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 pre-finals were then decided.

OK: Enzo Deligny confirms himself at the top with five victories

Tires: MG Tires

  • Nobody can put a spoke in the wheel for Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) during the qualifying heats. The roadmap of the Frenchman, yesterday author of the pole position in qualifying, is practically perfect: five wins out of five races, with two fast laps to serve as a side dish.

  • An impressive show of strength also by Nicolò Cuman (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing). The Italian did not beat Deligny in the first heat, but subsequently recorded four wins and collected a total of five fastest laps. Confirmed his second position in the intermediate ranking.

  • Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) also remains fixed in third position, very careful in the qualifying heats. The Japanese scored two wins, two podiums and a fourth position: enough to keep him in a position of advantage for the fight for the title over his direct rivals.

  • Speaking precisely of the main contenders for the title, Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is unlucky in the first heat where he collects a retirement, but in the following races he obtains a fourth position, a third and two victories. The Jamaican falls 12th, but anything can still happen.

  • Instead, Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) is in a not too comfortable position: 25th. A subdued qualification and a retirement in the last heat do not allow the leader of the classification to gain more positions in the ranking.

  • Returning to the top of the standings, Maksim Orlov (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) grabs fourth position after a good run in the qualifying heats, as well as Caspian Hagman (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), fifth, and Zachary David (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME), sixth, gain several positions.

  • One position less for the reigning OK world champion Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), thanks to a retirement in the first heat. In the following races, the Finn slipped into second position four times. Following in the standings Cristian Bertuca (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), eighth, Karol Pasiewicz (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), ninth, and Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing - KR - IAME), tenth after a recovery of 14 positions.

  • Harley Keeble (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) moves to 11th position, with the aforementioned Powell behind, 12th, Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), 13th, Tereza Babickova (TEPZ Racing Team - Tony Kart - TM Racing), 14th, and David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), 15th.

  • Also in difficulty Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), now 24th, while Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) drops to 26th position. Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) lost nine positions, 27th, due to a retirement in his personal scoresheet.


OKJ: Anatoly Khavalkin takes the lead

Tires: Vega

  • Great ride by Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) in the qualifying heats. The winner of the Kristianstad round, second in the championship, wins four races and finishes once in second position, but all this is enough to hoist himself at the command of the general classification.

  • Even more impressive are the climbs of the two drivers immediately behind Khavalink, namely Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) and Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex). The Pole gets three wins and two second positions, moves up 14 positions and is second; the Thai signed the same number of victories as his teammate (in addition to a third position and a sixth position) and gains 29 positions that place him third.

  • Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) moves from third position to fourth, with Kirill Kutskov (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), fifth, and Jimmy Helias (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) behind him. ), sixth after yesterday's pole position.

  • +24 positions for Guillaume Bouzar (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), who climbed up to seventh position. Furthermore, in the Top 10 we find other drivers able to improve their situation in the intermediate classification: Gerasim Skulanov (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), eighth, Adam Hideg (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), ninth, and Edward Robinson (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), tenth.

  • Lewis Wherrell (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), 11th, and Thibaut Ramaekers (VDK Racing - KR - IAME), 12th, also gained several positions in the ranking. A retirement instead Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), 13th, as well as for the leader Nathan Tye (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), 14th. Salim Hanna (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) completes the squad of the best fifteen with his 15th position.

  • René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 24th, remains blocked behind Lucas Fluxa (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 25th. Alfie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) sinks 32 °, while Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) and Jules Caranta (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) climb 40th and 41th respectively.


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