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FIA Karting European Championship rd 3, Sarno: OK Final – Antonelli takes victory and the championship lead
Luca Basso
11 July 2021

[Translated with Google Translate]

Tires: MG Tires

  • After winning a month and a half ago in the second round in France, Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) continues his winning streak in the third round of Sarno. The Italian driver spends a subdued Saturday compared to what he saw in free practice on Friday, but on Sunday he finds the speed necessary to win over his rivals.

  • From third position on the starting grid, Antonelli first overtakes Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) on lap 4 and, subsequently, Nikola Tsolov (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) on lap 12. The race ends quickly here, with Antonelli first with 1,259 seconds ahead of Tsolov, while Lindblad climbs to the lowest step of the podium.

  • A bad first lap causes Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) to sink into eleventh position, but the Russian recovers up to fourth final position. However, at the end of the race, he is disqualified because interventions have been made on his kart in the pre-grid. The fourth position thus passes to Ugo Ugochukwu (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) who, in turn, is penalized by 5 seconds for the nose in the incorrect position.

  • Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing - KR - IAME) inherits the fourth position (+7 positions for the Frenchman) and completes the domination of Kart Republic in the Top 4 of the race. Norton Andreasson (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) follows in fifth position, with Alfio Spina (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) and Ariel Elkin (VDK Racing) sixth and seventh respectively. Ugochukwu retreats to eighth position, with Rintaro Sato (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex) eighth after a positive weekend. Matheus Morgatto (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) completes the Top 10 with a comeback of 12 positions.

  • Also noteworthy are the climbs in the standings of Brando Badoer (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 13th with +11 positions, Caspian Hagman (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), 15th with + 19 positions, and Ivan Domingues ( DPK Racing - KR - IAME), 19th with +17 positions.

  • Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) loses hope of grabbing a good result due to an accident that sees him involved but innocent during the start, then canceled to repeat another one. Rafael Camara (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) also retired, never as competitive as his teammates this weekend.

  • With this decisive victory, Antonelli rises to the top of the championship standings with 77 points. Lindblad goes into second position with 71 points, while Camara even drops to third with 65 points, thanks to today's retirement. Tsolov, on the other hand, is at 46 points. The fight for the title that will be awarded in the fourth and final round of Zuera scheduled in two weeks is more open than ever.


Championship results

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