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FIA Karting European Championship rd 1, Valencia: OK final – Joseph Turney's talent shines
Luca Basso
26 March 2023

[Translated with Google]

Tyres: MG Tires

  • The talent and experience of Joseph Turney (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) emerge in the last race of the weekend. The Briton juggles well at the start and immediately takes third position, after which he overtakes Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) and the poleman Gabriel Gomez (CRG Racing Team – CRG – IAME) in a few laps.

  • Przyrowski does not let go of Turney and, after passing Gomez too, maintains contact with his former teammate. However, Turney proved to be relentless and firmly obtained the victory (the second here in Valencia after the Champions of the Future two weeks ago), while the Pole passed under the checkered flag for second.

  • Thanks to a weekend spent always at the top of the standings and to a greater maturity in race management, René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM) conquers his first European podium in the OK category, third at the final finish line.

  • After dominating the qualifications, the qualifying heats and the super heat, Gomez does not take the much hoped-for victory and finishes fourth, forced to defend himself tooth and nail from Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) and by Alex Powell (Prema Racing – KR – IAME). Despite this weekend finale, the Brazilian is momentarily leading the championship standings, chased by Lammers and the winner Turney.

  • Coluccio becomes the protagonist of the last stages of the race: the Italian, who started 16th, first ousts Powell and then tries everything and everything on Gomez, but the Brazilian doesn't mind closing the door in his face. Powell took the opportunity to grab the fifth position, while Coluccio finished sixth.

  • Seventh position for David Walther (Koski Motorsport – Tony Kart – Vortex), hampered during the qualifying heat by an unfortunate retirement. The Finn precedes Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM), eighth, and Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM), ninth.

  • After the disqualification received in yesterday's last heat, the reigning European champion Kean Nakamura Berta (Prema Racing – KR – IAME) recovered up to tenth position. Excellent recoveries by Luka Sammalisto (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) and Thomas Strauven (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), respectively from 20th to 11th and from 26th to 12th.

  • Out of the Top 10 Luviwe Sambudla (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), 13th, followed in the standings by Martin Molnar (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM), 14th, and by Nathan Tye (Sodikart – Sodikart – TM), 15th after being penalized by 5 seconds for the nose in the wrong position.

  • Subdued performance by James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) and Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Prema Racing – KR – IAME), 17th and 18th. Retired Arthur Poulain (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), on the podium two weeks ago at the “COTF”.


©Photo: Sportinphoto

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