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WSK Euro Series rd 1, Lonato: OK Final – Kean Nakamura Berta: the European champion proves his class
Mattia Livraghi
17 July 2022

[translated with Google]

Tyres: Vega

  • Even when he seems to be far from winning, a champion knows how to make a difference to achieve the much-coveted success. This is exactly what an amazing Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) does. After having discovered his cards in the pre-final with a disarming victory, accompanied by the fastest lap, the European champion repeats himself in the final, dominating from the first to the last lap and once again signing the fastest lap. The rookie of the KR Motorsport team is increasingly a consolidated protagonist in the premier class of single-speed karting and flies to the top of the provisional championship standings.

  • Joel Bergstrom (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) reaffirms his presence at the top of the category, putting the icing on the cake to a remarkable weekend and wins the first podium in OK. The Forza Racing team driver slips well from third place on the grid and moves to second position, ready to try to overtake Nakamura Berta. The young Swede is confident of being able to take advantage of his four new tires, against the two new ones of the reigning European champion, and holds the pace of the leader in the first laps, but then he has to settle for the silver medal and second place in the provisional championship standings. Bergstrom expresses his coldness in withstanding the pressure of the direct pursuer and is confident in view of the next appointments.

  • It is also an exceptional final for Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who gets his first podium in a WSK championship. The young Mercedes rookie climbs from seventh to third in a formidable first lap and quickly mends the gap with Bergstrom. The standard bearer of the KR Motorsport team seems to be able to attempt the attack, but is slowed down by a few mistakes and thus finds himself fourth in the provisional championship standings.

  • Tomass Stolcermanis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) climbs into third place in the championship, fourth at the finish line. The driver of the Energy Corse team slips from second position to fourth at the start and leads a solitary race.

  • After being forced to retire in the pre-final due to a technical problem while occupying second place, Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is the author of an extraordinary comeback. The young Frenchman gains 19 positions from the start and proves his skills.

  • Jiri Becicka (Parolin Racing CZ - Parolin - TM Racing), sixth, and Rashid Al Dhaheri (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), seventh, also recovered positions from the start thanks to excellent performances. The Forza Racing team driver gains 16 positions with respect to the start and precedes the winner of the WSK Champions Cup at the beginning of the season Danny Carenini (Team Driver Racing Kart - Tony Kart - IAME), who confirms himself as competitive.

  • Both Rafael Modonese (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), ninth, and Zachary David (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME), tenth and just ahead of the Tony Kart couple formed by Sebastiano Pavan ( Team Driver Racing Kart - Tony Kart - IAME) and Keanu Al Ahzari (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex).

  • After retiring even in the pre-final, the poleman on Friday and reigning European KZ champion Paolo Ippolito (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) takes 13th place thanks to a comeback of 18 positions.

  • The top 15 is completed by Maxim Angelard (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), relegated from 12th place to 14th by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position, and Simone Bianco (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME), 15th.

  • On the other hand, Douwe Dedecker (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) lost a place in the top 15 following a five-second penalty due to the incorrect position of the nose, forced to move up from the 30th spot on the grid after retiring in the pre-final. It is a bitter final also for Nicolò Cuman (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), who is accompanied on the lawn on the first lap and subsequently exits the scene due to a contact that occurred during the comeback phase.


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