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Italians at the forefront among the 419 drivers at the start in Lonato for the ROK Cup Superfinal 2019
Giovanni Mele
14 October 2019

[translated with Google Translate]

The Rok Cup Superfinal 2019 represented yet another successful participation for the South Garda Karting Circuit, with 419 riders from all 5 continents competing in the 6 categories of this great international Vortex single-brand event.

The organization as usual proved to be perfect at all times of the event, and despite the amount of elimination rounds needed to define the finalists of the Rok Cup Superfinal, everything took place on time. To complete the event, the pilots' presentation was also much applauded before the dispute of the finals which represented a nice moment of aggregation among the participants in a multitude of colors and flags.

ROK SHIFTER. In the most powerful category, the Rok Shifter, the battle for the victory was particularly uncertain, but in the end Luca Bosco managed to win on Tony Kart, author of the pole position in qualifying and in the final winner at the end of a series of exchanges of positions leading the race. Second place went to the American James Myers, on CRG, confirming himself among the fastest of the weekend. Among the protagonists also Federico Squaranti on Exprit, winner of all three qualifying heats and went on to lead the final before being forced to retire due to an accident with Giuseppe Fusco, on BirelArt. Fusco was able to cross the finish line in third place but was then sanctioned for the incident with Squaranti. Third place went to Edoardo Tolfo for Prague, ahead of Alessandro Buran on VRK and Mattia Vita on PCR. In the Vortex Trophy final victory went to Andrea Tonoli on Energy.

SENIOR ROK. Spectacular also the final of the Senior Rok, where the victory was decided in the last meters of the race, with Cristian Comanducci on Tony Kart winning on the other protagonist of the weekend category, Giuseppe Gaglianò on KR, author of the pole position in trial and of the success in all three qualifying heats. The duel between the two lasted throughout the final, but Comanducci managed to win the victory by overtaking Gaglianò in the final stages of the race. Great third place for the Swiss Tanja Muller, Gaglianò's teammate, very fast throughout the weekend. In the fourth and fifth positions the Poles Franciszek Palmirski and Kacper Nadolski both ended up on Tony Kart. In the OMP Trophy Rava Mahpud won on Exprit.

SUPER ROK. In the battle between Domenico Cicognini on Intrepid, best in the heats, and the UAE driver Jamie Day, on Exprit, who had achieved the pole position in practice, it was Cicognini who won the victory after a great final. Second position went to Mattia D’Abramo on Tony Kart, while Day at the end of the final lost third place due to a 5 second penalty due to the incorrect position of the spoiler. Thus the Danish Isac Jacobsson inherited the third position. Day slipped fifth in the standings preceded by Riccardo Martinello on Tony Kart.

MINI ROK.In the very crowded Mini Rok, which saw the record participation of 130 drivers confirmed, there was another very uncertain arrival where the young Jamaican driver Alex Powell on Energy was the winner, winner on the last lap in front of his partner team, the Russian Dmitry Matveev. Third on the finish line was the Polish Ian Przyrowski on Parolin. In fourth position Francesco Marenghi concluded on Energy, ahead of the Thai Enzo Tarnvanichkul on Parolin. In the Singha Trophy the Australian Jesse Lacey on Energy won.

JUNIOR ROK. Among the most crowded categories also the Junior Rok, with 102 participants. In the Final the poleman of the trials Daniele Federici on Tony Kart at the end of the race took the lead passing Pietro Ragone, also on Tony Kart, who had distinguished himself in the qualifying heats. In the final sprint Michael Barbaro Paparo, on KR, also came back in comeback from the sixth starting position. On the finishing line Federici achieved success in front of Ragone and Paparo. Matteo De Palo placed fourth on FA, fifth American Connor Zilisch on Tony Kart. In the Bridgestone Trophy the New Zealander Jacob Douglas won on Exprit.

EXPERT ROK.In the Expert Rok the German Marcel Prokscha had the upper hand over Prague in front of the American Renato Jader-David on Tony Kart and the Polish Wojtek Stadnik on Kosmic, with Nicola Cogato on Jesolo in fourth position and the Canadian Joe Crupi on Tony Kart in fifth . In the Expert Plus, Paolo Baselli imposed himself on Red Speed, at the finish line preceded Tino Donadei on Evokart and the Brazilian Welson Jacometti. The Indian Eris Mahpud on Exprit and Gianluca Tedeschini on Tony Kart placed fourth and fifth.


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