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FIA Karting European Championship rd 2, Val d'Argenton – OKJ Final: breathtaking victory for Martinese, Van Langendonck is second
Luca Basso
28 April 2024

[Translated with Google]

Tires: Maxxis

  • The Junior final in Val d'Argenton was extremely balanced down to the last metre. Starting from pole position, Iacopo Martinese (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) remained in command for the entire race – except from the 3rd to the 6th lap –, without, however, shaking off his rivals. Dries Van Langendonck (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Kart) attempts a desperate attack at the last corner, but fails to beat the Italian by a matter of 53 thousandths of a second.
  • Martinese thus wins his first race in the FIA Karting European Championship and is now third in the championship with 120 points. Van Langendonck, with second place, confirms his lead in the standings with a total of 162 points.
  • Rocco Coronel (VictoryLane – KR – IAME) puts in a magnificent performance: from 19th place, the Dutchman makes one overtaking move after another, is clearly the fastest on the track (his best time is 51.530 seconds) and he recovered to third place, +0.172 seconds behind the winner Martinese.
  • After leading the final for four laps, Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Kart) did not find the necessary inspiration to impose himself on his rivals and, in fact, slipped to the edge of the podium. With fourth place, the Spaniard is currently second in the championship with 142 points.
  • After a good start, Roman Kamyab (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – TM Kart) finishes fifth. After finishing Friday's qualifying 50th, Niklas Schaufler (DPK Racing – KR – IAME) can be satisfied with his sixth final position. Good performance also by Henry Domain (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Kart), seventh.
  • Completing the top-10 are Paul Andriotis (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – TM Kart), eighth, Kit Belofsky (Fusion Motorsport – KR – IAME), ninth, and Filippo Sala (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – LN – TM Kart), tenth. After a consistent weekend, Vladimir Ivannikov (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Kart) did not go beyond 15th place.


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