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WSK Euro Series rd 1, Lonato: MINI Final – Icing on the cake for an extraordinary Vladimir Ivannikov
Mattia Livraghi
17 July 2022

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Tyres: Vega

  • Perfection does not exist, but Vladimir Ivannikov (Gamoto - EKS - TM Racing) wanted to get as close as possible to it in a weekend to be framed. After being beaten, for the first time in this inaugural round of the WSK Euro Series, in Prefinal A by Ilie Tristan Crisan (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), the Gamoto team rider is impeccable in his departure from pole position and remains in command until the checkered flag. The young driver resists the pressure of his direct pursuer very well and shows that he has great confidence in himself, even winning the fastest lap. Ivannikov ends his first international race with the Gamoto team in the best possible way and flies to the top of the provisional championship standings.

  • Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) also reiterates the excellent performances put in place throughout the weekend, second at the finish line. After having slipped from second place to fourth at the start, the dominator of Prefinal B returns to second position already on lap two and stamps himself on Ivannikov's bumper. The standard bearer of the Alonso Kart by Kidix team seems more incisive than his rival in the first sector, but he loses some ground in the more technical section of the track and does not launch the attack. The young Dutchman therefore had to settle for the silver medal, repeating the podium of the WSK Champions Cup at the beginning of the season and hoisting himself up to second place in the championship.

  • Third place is the prerogative of an exceptional Iacopo Martinese (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), who recovers six positions from the start. The Italian driver expresses his sporting aggression and wins an exciting duel with his teammate Filippo Pancotti (AVracing - Parolin - TM Racing).

  • It is Pancotti and the other Babyrace Driver Academy driver Oliver Palocko (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) who completed the top five at the end of a weekend always lived at the top.

  • He passes fourth under the checkered flag, but is relegated to sixth place by a penalty due to incorrect Ilie Tristan Crisan maneuver. The winner of Prefinal A still earns third place in the provisional championship standings after being the only driver able to finish a race in this first round of the WSK Euro Series with the wheels ahead of Ivannikov.

  • The Parolin duo made up of Dries Van Langendonck (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), seventh, and Christian Costya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), eighth after competing for the podium in the early stages of the race, lost ground compared to the start. On the other hand, the Friday poleman Iskender Zulfikari (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), ninth, and Louis Cochet (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), recovered positions with respect to the start.

  • Notable comeback authors are also Luuk Taal (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), 11th, Vivek Kanthan (AV Racing - Parolin - TM Racing), 12th, Giacomo Giusto (Modena Kart - Energy Corse - TM Racing), 13th, Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart - Tony Kart - IAME), 14th, and Jack Iliffe (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), who closes the top 15.

  • On the other hand, Augustus Toniolo (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) lost tenth place in a complicated last lap, crossing the finish line in 25th place.

  • The protagonists of the weekend are forced to retire such as William Calleja (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), Bogdan Cosma-Cristofor (Gulstar Racing - KR - IAME), Roman Kamyab (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), Bosco Arias (DPK Racing - Alonso Kart - IAME), Gianmatteo Rousseau (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), Cristian Tonalini (MLG Racing - Parolin - TM Racing) and Bruno Gryc (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing).


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