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WSK Champions Cup, Lonato – OK final: Bondarev wins the duel against Eyckmans
Luca Basso
21 January 2024

[Translated with Google]

Tires: LeCont

  • In the third race in the category, Oleksandr Bondarev (Prema Racing – KR – IAME) achieved his first victory in OK. The Ukrainian duels throughout the race with Ean Eyckmans (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM), without ever really managing to shake him off. The Belgian, in fact, did well not to let go after overtaking immediately during the 7th lap, but closed +0.240 seconds behind the Prema Racing driver.
  • However, Eyckmans lost the podium due to two 5-second penalties: the first for the front nose in an incorrect position, the second (assigned after the podium, when he was third) for a maneuver judged incorrect by the stewards. Guy Albag (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) thus gains second place, after leading the race in the first two laps, while Salim Hanna (Prema Racing – KR – IAME) takes third position.
  • Thanks to a comeback of 11 positions, Gerasim Skulanov (DPK Racing – KR – IAME) achieved fourth position and so the ranking sees four Kart Republic chassis in the first four places. Elia Pappacena (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – TM) is fifth, while Eyckmans is sixth after the penalties.
  • Protagonist in Friday's qualifying, Zac Drummond (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM) finished seventh. Incredible comeback of 25 positions for Noah Wolfe (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM), classified eighth.
  • Joseph Smith (VL Karting – KR – IAME), ninth, and Jakub Kamenik (DCR Motorsport – Tony Kart – TM), tenth, precede Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM), 11th, and Jindrich Pesl (Monster K Factory) Team – Intrepid – TM), 12th: the latter two in fact serve a 5 second penalty for the front nose in an incorrect position.
  • Among those who retired we find the names of Lewis Wherrell (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM) and David Cosma Cristofor (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME).


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