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OK: Hiltbrand returns to the top in WSK Final Cup
Giovanni Mele
17 November 2019

Pedro Hiltbrand has returned in the highest step of the podium this weekend during WSK Final Cup at Adria International Raceway. The Spanish driver lead a one-two-three for Tony Kart Racing Team with Turney second and Travisanutto third.

Under rain conditions, the prefinals were to secure the pole position for the final to Lorenzo Travisanutto (Tony Kart/Vortex/Bridg) who was unstoppable during prefinal A. The Tony Kart official driver beat his teammate Josep Maria Martí (Tony Kart/Vortex/Bridg) by more than 8 seconds while Kirill Smal (Tony Kart/Vortex/Bridg) was beaten by Dilano Van T’Hoff (Exprit/TM Racing/Bridg) in the battle for third.

In prefinal B, Juho Valtanen (KR/Iame/Bridg) started getting the lead at turn 2 but he despite been under pressure from Joseph Turney (Tony Kart/Vortex/Bridg), it was Hugo Sasse (Parolin/TM Racing/Bridg) who overtook both of them to win the prefinal.

Travisanutto started on pole position and the Italian managed to keep the position during the first laps followed by Joe Turney (Tony Kart/Vortex/Bridg) and Juho Valtanen (KR/Iame/Bridg).

But immediately the race was about the official Tony Kart drivers. Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart/Vortex/Bridg) who was running in fourth place immediately get rid of Valtanen and a lap later did the same on Turney.

Hiltbrand also chased for the lead and he got it, but Travisanutto immediately retook the place back. The three Tony Karts were commanding the race with Travisanutto in the lead ahead of Hiltbrand and Turney with all the three guys pulling away from the rest.

With 7 laps remaining Hiltbrand tried again the move on Travisanutto. This time the Spanish driver was successful, and he managed to overtake the Italian who later was also overtaken by Turney.

Finally, Pedro Hiltbrand crossed the checker-flag first ahead of Turney and Travisnautto. Behind them, the battle for third place between Taylor Barnard (KR/Iame/Bridg), Valtanen and Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart/Vortex/Bridg) finished with Ten Brinke crossing the checker-flag fourth while Valtanen completed the top5.


ph: @Sportinphoto

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