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FIA Karting European Championship rd 1, Wackersdorf: KZ2 Final – Perfect weekend for Senna van Walstijn
Luca Basso
20 June 2021

Tires: MG Tires

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  • Pole position, five victories in the qualifying heats and first place in the final: this is the roadmap of Senna van Walstijn (CPB Sport - Sodi - TM Racing) in the first round of the FIA ​​Karting European Championship KZ2 in Wackersdorf. The Dutch driver got off to a good start and, after a quiet first part of the race, began to record consecutive fast laps. Not surprisingly, the best time is just his: 47.608.

  • With van Walstijn firmly leading the race to the finish, Giacomo Pollini (NGM Motorsport - CRG - TM Racing) and Laurens van Hoepen (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) are fighting at close range for second place. The Italian driver is good at not giving meters to the Dutch opponent who, despite his clean driving, does not find the necessary starting point to pass in front. Pollini is second under the checkered flag and van Hoepen is third.

  • Leonardo Marseglia (KR Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) loses a few positions at the start but, during the race, comes back to sixth and improves to fourth. Paavo Tonteri (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) gives way to the fastest Marseglia and slips one position, more precisely to fifth.

  • Excellent performance for David Trefilov (SRP Racing Team - Maranello - TM Racing), sixth and the best of the German drivers at the start of the final. Jean Luyet (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) defends himself well from the attacks of the trio formed by James Wharton (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), Brandon Nilsson (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) and Lorenzo Travisanutto ( Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) and ends seventh.

  • The two Parolin Motorsport drivers, Wharton and Travisanutto, started strong at the start and quickly climbed up the rankings. The Australian remedies the opaque weekend with a recovery of 18 positions and the final eighth position, while the Italian seems to be at ease with shifter karts and finishes tenth with +11 positions compared to the starting grid. Between the two we find Nilsson, ninth.

  • Despite the two exceptional comebacks, Wharton and Travisanutto did not “get” the prize of the best climbers of the day because Marco Tormen (Modena Kart - Birel Art - TM Racing) moved up 19 positions and finished 11th.

  • Juho Valtanen (KR Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) grabs the 12th position but is penalized by 15 seconds. Teammate Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) inherits his position and gets the second best time of the race (47.619).

  • An accident in the first corners knocked out a total of five drivers, including Giuseppe Palomba (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), who started 5th, and Jorge Pescador (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing). Kajus Siksnelis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) occupies the top positions during the race, but a technical problem forces him to retire.


©Photo: Sportinphoto

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