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FIA Karting European Championship OK, Zuera: Final - Victory for Andrea Kimi Antonelli
Max Bernardi
02 August 2020

Taylor Barnard, who dominated the weekend, can do nothing against the Italian ("due to a loss of power" he will later declare). Third place for Nikita Bedrin, who also took the lead in the first laps.

Tyres: LeCont

  • Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) does is perfect in the final of the first round of the FIA ​​Karting European Championship in the OK category. After conquering the lead of the race in the 5th lap, the Italian takes everything, scoring the fastest lap of the race and leaves no chance to reply to Taylor Barnard (Rosberg Racing Academy - KR - IAME), the unchallenged leader until this morning but that in the final could do nothing but follow the Italian until the finish line. The Englishman will then report, in the post-race interview given to TKART, that a loss of power that did not allow him to reply to Antonelli.

  • Barnard, who started on pole, loses the first place e on the first lap to Nikita Bedrin (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) who will lead the race for 4 laps before being overtaken by Antonelli. The Russian, anyway, gets an excellent third place, although with more than two seconds behind Barnard.

  • Joe Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) brings home an excellent fourth place, conquered by forcing his way through the field and recovering 8 positions. The Englishman thus precedes Laurens Van Hoepen (Leclerc By Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), excellent fifth on his debut with the Leclerc By Lennox Racing team and also in front of his teammate Oliver Gray (Leclerc By Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), which he overtakes in the last lap.

  • Hannes Janker (TB Racing Team -KR - IAME) ends his final in seventh place after losing three positions in one lap to Gray, Van Hoepen and Turney. Immediately behind him we find Enzo Trulli (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) which in turn precedes Maya Weug (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) who crowns a very solid weekend with an excellent ninth place .

  • Having reached the finish line in tenth place, Rafael Camara (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) is entitled to the title of the Driver Of The Day after a comeback that saw him climb 24 positions.

  • Excellent recoveries also by Robert De Haan (Energy Corse - Energy - TM Racing), +11, Nikolas Pirttilahti (Birel ART Racing - BIrel ART - TM Racing), + 16, and Luigi Coluccio (Kosmic Kart Racing Department - Kosmic Kart - Vortex), +13, which in turn precedes Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) who is still suffering from pain in the ribs and who slipped out of the top ten following a penalty for the front fairing out of position.

  • Alexander Dunne (Birel ART Racing - BIrel ART - TM Racing) and Lorenzo Travisanutto (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) have to retire after crashing together. Marcus Amand (VDK Racing - KR - IAME), Thomas Ten Brinke (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic Kart - Vortex) and Levente Revesz (KR Motorsport - KR -IAME) are also out of the race.

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