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FIA Karting European Championship rd 2, Adria: Academy Final – Gladysz is flawless
Mattia Livraghi
15 August 2021

[translated with Google]

Chasis: Exprit Kart | Engine: Vortex | Tyres: MG Tyres

  • Maciej Gladysz starts from the first box on the grid and is overtaken by Yevan David on the second lap, but already in the course of the next lap he returns to the command. The Polish driver maintains the leadership up to the checkered flag without committing any smudging, thus gaining a success that makes him jump to the top of the championship standings.

  • After finishing his last two heats in second position, Riccardo Ianniello starts seventh and immediately takes third on the first lap. The Italian standard bearer then moves into second place during the fourth round and puts pressure on Gladysz, remaining stamped to the finish. Ianniello must therefore be satisfied with the silver medal to end a weekend that began with the 13th fastest time in qualifying.

  • Just six tenths from the win, Yevan David finished third, the only one capable of launching an attack on Gladysz early in the race. However, the young Sinhalese was then relegated to fifth place by a three-second penalty, attributed to him for having left the starting corridor with part of his go-kart.

  • Therefore, who inherits the lowest step of the podium, which also earns him third place in the championship standings, is Oleksandr Bondarev, who started second and won two heats on Saturday. The Ukrainian driver precedes David Walther, who, after winning his heat this morning, gains four positions from the start and signs the fastest lap.

  • Leo Robinson, sixth, Leon Zelenko, seventh, and Luca Neuenschwander, eighth, complete a weekend of continuous improvements.

  • The author of the best comeback of the final is Mark Kastelic, who recovers 18 positions from the start to finish in ninth place. Darius Babaioana recovers seven, closing the top ten.

  • On the other hand, Oscar Wurz loses six positions, concluding in 11th place a weekend that began with the best group time and the second total in qualifying. The young Monegasque parades over half of the group in the first laps and is then forced to recover. Right behind him Nikolas Roos crosses the finish line, disappointed after starting third.

  • Reno Francot sprints 12th, but slips 29th during the first lap. The winner of the first round of Wackersdorf recovers up to 14th place and finds himself second in the championship standings.

  • Maximilian Schleimer's final was also below expectations, starting sixth and finishing 20th, also counting a three-second penalty for exiting part of his go-kart from the starting corridor and even 35th during the first back, by Dion Gowda, who started 15th and finished 16th after losing 11 positions in the first lap, and by Friday's poleman Federico Al Rifai, who was forced to retire.


Championship standings

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