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FIA Karting World Championship, Campillos: OKJ Final - Nakamura Berta is world champion, Slater, penalized, is second in front of Khavalkin
Mattia Livraghi
31 October 2021

[translated with Google]

After running the morning heats in dry conditions, the final is run on a wet track.

Tires: MG Tires

  • That Kean Berta Nakamura (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) was talented was nothing new, but that he could be crowned world champion in his debut season in OKJ was far less predictable. Starting ninth, the Forza Racing team rider finds himself fourth at the end of the first lap and is immediately very fast, so much so that, during the tenth lap, he moves into second position thanks to a manual maneuver. The Japanese driver manages to stay within five seconds of race leader Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex) and consequently takes advantage of the penalty inflicted on the Ricky Flynn Motorsport team rider to achieve an incredible success.

  • Three tenths can make a big difference. Started 13th (due to a breakdown in one heat), Freddie Slater is already sixth after the first corner thanks to an impressive start. The European champion proceeds with a frenzied pace and already on the sixth lap he takes the lead of the race, and then takes off towards the triumph with a lot of fast lap. However, a five-second penalty due to the incorrectly positioned nose robs the English rider of his second consecutive world title: 4,744 his advantage over Nakamura. It is not enough, for a while.

  • Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) wins the third step of the podium, winning an exciting challenge, with overtaking and counter-overtaking, with David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) and Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing). The young Russian recovers nine positions from the start and is the author of an excellent race, which sees him conclude with the bronze medal a weekend that started with 39th place in qualifying.

  • After starting from the first spot on the grid, Friday's poleman David Walther had to settle for fourth place finish. He is confirmed at the top with fifth place also Tomass Stolcermanis. Starting from the front row, the Energy Corse team rider takes the lead at the end of the first lap with an exemplary maneuver on Walther and remains the leader for five laps, but then has to give in to the best race pace of his rivals.

  • Good race for Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who recovered up to sixth position after slipping from eighth to 12th during the first lap. He will then be penalized with 5 seconds for the nose in an irregular position and with another 10 seconds for causing an accident.

  • Marcus Saeter (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), Maksimilian Popov (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), Jonathan Weywadt (RS Competition - Tony Kart - Vortex), Dion Gowda (Ricky Flynn) complete the top ten Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex) and Miguel Costa (Sauber Orlen Karting Team - KR - Iame), able to recover even 17 positions compared to the starting grid.

  • Instead, Rene Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) lost 13 positions compared to the start, ending a remarkable weekend in 20th place. His teammate Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) also struggled, 25th after seeing his chances of starting from the front vanish due to a contact in his last heat.

  • James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), Keanu Al Azhari (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) and Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) are also forced to leave the race prematurely, great protagonists of the weekend.


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