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FIA Karting European Championship rd 2, Trinec: OKJ final – Breathtaking duel between Bondarev and Wherrell, the Ukrainian wins
Luca Basso
21 May 2023

[Translated with Google]

Tyres: Vega

  • Exactly on April 30, 2022, Oleksandr Bondarev (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) was involved in a terrible accident in Zuera during Round 2 of the FIA Karting European Championship and did not participate in any race for five long months. A year later, this time on the Třinec circuit, the Ukrainian came full circle and deservedly won the final reserved for the Junior category.

  • The summary of the race focuses on two names: the aforementioned Bondarev and Lewis Wherrell (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM). Both starting from the front row, the two begin an exciting duel "of nerves", with the Ukrainian in front and the British following him like a shadow. The gap remained stable under two tenths of a second, until Wherrell tried to attack on the last lap: all useless for the Forza Racing driver because the Ukrainian of KR Motorsport kept his cool until the checkered flag.

  • The great protagonist is Zac Drummond (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM). The Scotsman manages to position himself third in the first laps and does not give any space to Thibaut Ramaekers (VDK Racing – KR – IAME). In the end, the Parolin Motorsport standard bearer is rewarded with the lowest step of the podium.

  • Ramaekers finishes in fourth position and gives the leadership of the championship to Bondarev. Dries Van Langendonck (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM) takes home a fifth place in his first weekend as a Forza Racing driver, ahead of Jack Iliffe (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM), sixth, Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM ), seventh, and Tiziano Monza (Shamick Europe – Parolin – TM), eighth.

  • Scott Kin Lindblom (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) and Kian Fardin (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) complete the Top 10, classified respectively ninth and tenth. Remarkable comebacks for Kit Belofsky (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM), from 21st to 11th, and for Andy Consani (Shamick Europe – Parolin – TM), from 25th to 12th. Instead, Iacopo Martinese (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) slips 13th.


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