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FIA Karting European Championship rd 1, Genk: Academy Final – A flawless Arthur Dorison dominates
Mattia Livraghi
15 May 2022

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Chassis: Exprit Kart | Engine: Vortex | Tyres: LeCont

• Having triumphed in his Sunday heats, making him the only driver capable of winning two heats over the weekend, Arthur Dorison gets off to a good start from pole position and leads an impeccable race. The French driver's final is a real struggle of nerves with his direct pursuer of William Go, always less than a second away. Dorison withstands the pressure and manages the classic “elastic effect” with a lot of maturity, thus winning the success and giving further proof of his abilities after getting on the podium in the second round of the FIA ​​Karting European Championship OKJ in Zuera.

• Second at the finish is William Go, who starts strong and overtakes Bouzar in the middle of the first lap with a manual maneuver. In some phases of the match, the Filipino standard bearer seems to be able to worry Dorison, but he never manages to launch the attack and must therefore be satisfied with the silver medal.

• Guillaume Bouzar climbs on the third step of the podium. Started from second place on the grid after being beaten again by Dorison in the last heat of the weekend, the young Luxemburger overtakes Go on the first lap and keeps third place until the checkered flag. The poleman on Friday also participates in the "elastic effect" with his rival, passing under the checkered flag just five tenths from Go and one second from Dorison.

• Starting ninth after winning his last heat of the weekend, Joel Pohjola recovered to fourth place and also set the fastest lap, but was then relegated to tenth by a ten-second penalty received for causing an accident. In this way an excellent Luca Houghton inherits fourth place, reaffirming his presence at the top of the standings.

• Aleksandar Bogunovic and Jindrich Pesl are also confirmed as protagonists, respectively fifth and sixth at the end of an intense challenge. Another protagonist of the weekend such as Nikolas Roos ends in sixth place, but is then relegated to seventh by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position.

• Henry Joslyn completes a great comeback, eighth after gaining 20 positions from the start, and Jack Buckley, ninth after gaining 11. Thibaut Ramaekers also recovered nine positions, finishing in tenth place after being disqualified in the his last heat following a technical non-conformity found in the checks, but the Belgian driver is relegated to 18th place by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position.

• Unlucky final for Dino Sabin Stroescu, forced to retire on the second lap, and for the pink quota supported by the FIA ​​Women in Motorsport Commission Chiara Battig, who leaves the stage during the third round.


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