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FIA Karting European Championship rd 1, Portimao: OK Final – Severiukhin is uncatchable
Mattia Livraghi
10 April 2022

[translated with Google]

Tyres: MG Tires

  • Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) has evidently found something special on the Portimao circuit. Starting from pole position after also dominating Super Heat 1, the Ward Racing team driver immediately takes off, but then accuses a drop in grip in the last laps and is hooked by Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) right in the final stages. Severiukhin seems to fear his opponent, but he is extremely lucid and wins the victory, repeating the success he achieved two weeks ago in the first round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series.

  • Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) crosses the line in second position thanks to an extraordinary performance, but Friday's poleman is relegated to seventh place by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position. The driver of the Energy Corse team accuses an anomalous breakdown, considering that he is not involved in any contact, and the same problem that occurred in his Super Heat is repeated.

  • Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) inherits the second step of the podium. The Tony Kart Racing Team standard bearer struggles starting from the outside of the front row and slips seventh on the first lap, but then recovers with an excellent pace and even signs the fastest lap.

  • Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) completes a hat-trick entirely signed by Tony Kart and is skilled in gaining seven positions from the start to take home his first podium in OK.

  •  Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who ends a weekend that began with 35th place in qualifying, and Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing - KR - IAME), winner of Super Heat 2, follow Pedersen after contending for the podium

  • Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), sixth, Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), eighth, Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), ninth, and Juho Valtanen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), tenth, close the top ten.

  • Olin Galli (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME) is the author of an impressive comeback, recovering 15 positions from the start to get to 13th place.

  • The final is characterized by a twist at the start, in which an accident, fortunately without physical consequences for the drivers, involves several protagonists, including Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), who turned into a spin, Viktor Gustavsson (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME), Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) and Matheus Morgatto (DPK Racing - KR - IAME), who probably could have completed another comeback after starting the weekend with a unfortunate qualification, in which the loss of pressure in a tire following the breakdown of the O-ring forced him to 66th place.


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