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FIA Karting European Championship rd 2, Zuera: OK Final – Joseph Turney triumphs from the pole position
Luca Basso
01 May 2022

[Translated with Google]

Tires: MG Tires

  • He had inherited the first position of Round 1 of Portimao only after a few days, but this time Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) wins the victory on the field (or, better to say, on the track) on the occasion of Round 2 by Zuera. The Briton starts well from pole, but gives way to Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) in the first laps, and then regains the lead and takes off towards the deserved success.

  • However, absolutely among the protagonists of the final is also Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME). Back on track as mentioned after the accident in Franciacorta, the Briton is practically irrepressible, churning out continuous fast laps and, from tenth position, comes to press Turney on the last lap. Unfortunately, a blow at the start causes the front nose of his kart to fall and, consequently, at the end of the race he receives a penalty of 5 seconds and drops to ninth position.

  • Deligny and Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) battle in the final laps for the momentary third position. The Frenchman defends himself well from the Jamaican, who is really fast and consistent in the final, and finishes in front. Then, with Lindblad's relegation, the two are promoted to the podium, second and third respectively.

  • After winning the Champions of the Future Euro Series two weeks ago, Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) does not go beyond the fourth position, but collects important points for the championship. Gabriel Gomez's weekend (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME) ends with an excellent fifth position, after temporarily occupying third position as well.

  • The start from the outside line penalizes Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) at the start, with the Finn losing several positions. The reigning OK world champion takes the sixth final position, ahead of Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), seventh.

  • The Top 10 is completed with Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing - KR - IAME), ninth, with the aforementioned Lindblad, ninth, and with the exploit of Adrian Malheiro (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME), tenth after a recovery of 8 positions. Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) closes 11th, while Matheus Morgatto (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) climbs up the standings by 13 positions and is 12.

  • Also noteworthy is the comeback of Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), from 28th to 14th, and classified just behind Arthur Rogeon (VDK Racing - KR - IAME), 14th. A penalty for the incorrectly positioned front nose also drops Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), 15th.

  • Too bad for James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 18th: the American, author of the best time in qualifying, receives a black-orange flag in the super heat which compromises his position in the classification that attributes the positions on the starting grid.

  • In difficulty all weekend, (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) remedies a 19th position in the final, through a climb of 12 positions. However, at the end of the race, he receives a 10-second penalty from the race direction for causing an accident and crashes 29th.


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