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Activity continues on the track for the second round of the WSK Euro Series at the Adria Karting Raceway in Adria. After the first day of Friday, in which the qualifications and the first qualifying heats took place, on Saturday all the remaining heats for the four categories present in the race were held: KZ2, OK, OKJ and MINI. The starting grids for Sunday's pre-finals were then decided.
OK: Arvid Lindblad is leading the charge
- After the third time obtained in qualifying, Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) sets the pace. The Red Bull Junior Team driver wins the first heat and dominates the other two, thus conquering the pole start for the pre-final.
- With two third and one fourth places, Brando Badoer (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) confirms himself at the top of the standings and will join his teammate on the front row of the pre-final.
- Always among the top seven and constantly growing, Norton Andreasson (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) will start from the third spot on the grid in the pre-final after gaining nine positions from qualifying. He even recovers 12 compared to the qualifying Matheus Morgatto (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), who will share the second row of the pre-final with Andreasson.
- During the first heat Tymoetusz Kucharczyk (Birel ART Racing - RK - TM Racing) is involved in a contact while he is in second position and closes eighth, while in the second a contact in the reconnaissance lap forces him to start in the middle of the grid and recover up to the tenth square. However, the driver of the brand Robert Kubica does not give up and crosses the finish line of his third heat in second place. The Polish driver will start the pre-final from the fifth position on the grid.
- Excellent day for Rafael Modonese (Praga Racing Team - Prague - IAME), who brings his Prague to sixth overall position. The balance of Lukas Malek (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) was also positive, always among the top ten in the heats and seventh overall.
- Rintaro Sato (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex) still proves competitive, eighth in the overall standings. Behind him is McLaren protege Ugo Ugochukwu (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), delayed by a penalty received in his first heat for overtaking with a yellow flag, which made him relegated from third place to 16th.
- The Ferrari Driver Academy driver James Wharton (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) closes the top ten, recovering seven positions from qualifying.
- A complicated day for poleman Nikola Tsolov (DPK Racing - KR - IAME): in the first heat he went off the track in an attempt to overtake Kucharczyk for the second position and was forced to retire, while in the second he was involved in a contact in the lap of reconnaissance and fails to restart. In the third heat the bishop of DPK Racing demonstrates his speed, grabbing the top ten with a comeback of 21 positions. The Bulgarian driver will start 24th in the pre-final.
- Bad luck also for Martinius Stenshorne (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), who after two second places and a fast lap had to abandon the third heat on the first lap due to a technical problem. After setting the second best time in qualifying, the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team driver will start 11th in the pre-final.
- Noteworthy is the performance of Nicolò Cuman (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), who closes the first heat in sixth place and even signs the fastest lap. Unfortunately he is involved in the second heat is involved in the contact of the reconnaissance lap, but in the third he recovers 15 positions to grab the 17th place. The Forza Racing team bishop will start the pre-final from the ninth row.
MINI: Loot full for an adamant Jindrich Pesl
- Poleman Jindrich Pesl (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) is unbeatable and in a hard-fought category like MINI he manages to win five out of five heats. The Babyrace Driver Academy bishop will therefore start from pole in Prefinal A.
- Behind him, Davide Bottaro (AVracing - Parolin -TM Racing) is still extremely competitive, winning three heats and finishing the other two in second place. After the second best time obtained in qualifying, the AVracing driver will start first in Prefinal B.
- Third in the general standings, with a comeback of 12 positions, is a surprising Oliver Kinnmark (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), who after taking a win, three second places and a fourth will join Pesl on the front row of Prefinal A.
- Christian Costya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is confirmed at the top of the standings, fourth overall with two wins and ready to sprint alongside Bottaro from the front row of Prefinal B.
- Iacopo Martinese (CMT - Parolin - TM Racing) loses one position compared to qualifying, who with five places in the top three finds himself fifth overall. On the other hand, Vladimir Ivannikov (Drago Corse Racing Team - EKS - TM Racing) gains a position, sixth in the general classification. Both will start third in their respective pre-finals.
- Winner of two heats, Emanuele Olivieri (Formula K Serafini - IPK - TM Racing) is seventh overall. Immediately behind him is Alfie Slater (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), who confirms himself as the protagonist of the category. Both will close the second row in their respective pre-finals.
- Closing the top ten Dean Hoogendoorn (Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), winner of one heat and comeback of eight positions compared to the qualification, and David Cosma-Cristofor (Gulstar Racing - KR - IAME), once again author of good performances .
- After the 14th place obtained in qualifying, Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) finds himself 19th at the end of the heats, just ahead of Dries Van Langendonck (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), slowed down in his comeback from a ten second penalty for making an incorrect maneuver.
- Niklas Schaufler (Emme Racing - EKS - TM Racing) earns 24 positions, 23rd total, while Matic Presa (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racin) gains 17, winner of one heat and 17th overall . Kian Sharabian Fardin (Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) also makes a comeback, 47th after the 81st place in qualifying.
- In his first WSK experience, William Calleja (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is unfortunately involved in an accident during his second heat of the weekend. Due to his arm injury, the Australian will not be able to continue this round. From TKART best wishes for a speedy recovery in view of the next appointment.Results
KZ2: Marijn Kremers is impeccable
- Poleman Marijn Kremers (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) takes full tally, winning three heats out of three and signing the fastest lap twice. The Dutch driver is unquestionably the man to beat and tomorrow he will start first in Prefinal A.
- The path of Emilien Denner (Intrepid Driver Program - Intrepid - TM Racing) is a continuous crescendo: third in his first heat, then second and finally first. The winner of the FIA Karting International Super Cup KZ2 in 2019 is thus second in the general classification and will start from the first spot on the grid in Prefinal B.
- With the same results as Denner, Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) is third overall and will join his teammate Kremers in Prefinal A for a front row signed by Birel ART.
- Pedro Hiltbrand (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) closes his first heat in fourth place and his last in third, but in the second he wins with a heart-pounding maneuver during the first lap: the Spaniard throws himself into the outside the second corner to overtake three opponents, take the lead and take off towards success. The standard bearer of the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team will then join Denner on the front row of Prefinal B.
- Fourth, third and second in his three heats, Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) moves to fifth overall position and will therefore start third in Prefinal A, just behind his two teammates.
- Paolo Ippolito (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) obtains two placings in the top three and his worst result is a fifth place. The CRG Racing Team standard bearer thus moves to sixth place in the overall standings, recovering eight positions compared to qualifying, and will start third in Prefinal B.
- Seventh overall is another CRG, that of Jeremy Iglesias (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing). Twice fourth and once third, Jeremy Iglesias (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) will start Prefinal A from the fourth place on the grid.
- Twice fifth and once seventh, Alessio Piccini (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) earns eighth place overall and starts from the second row for Prefinal B.
- Completing the top ten are Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who remains competitive, and Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), who recovers eight positions compared to qualifying. Both will start fifth in their respective pre-finals.
- After the second best time obtained in qualifying, Francesco Celenta (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is the only one who manages to cross the finish line ahead of Kremers, winning his first heat of the weekend, but is penalized by five seconds for early departure. The Parolin Motorsport standard bearer closes his other two heats in second place, but in the last one he is underweight and is consequently disqualified. Celenta thus finds himself 19th overall and will start from the fifth row in Prefinal A.
- Alongside Celenta there will be another Parolin, that of Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), who is 17th in the overall standings. The two-time world champion performs well in his first WSK heats in KZ2, hitting the top ten twice.
- If it is true that experience cannot be bought, it is equally true that Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) learns very quickly. The pupil Mercedes struggles in his first starts with the gearbox, but improves in each heat: 13th, ninth and seventh. The KR Motorsport standard bearer is 16th overall and will start eighth in Prefinal B.
- A day to forget for Viktor Gustavsson (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), who finished two heats in tenth position, but in both cases he was penalized by five seconds due to the nose in the wrong position. In the last race of the day, however, the reigning European KZ2 champion went off the track while trying to overtake Alex Irlando (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) on the last lap. The Swedish driver is therefore 39th in the overall standings, while the CRG Racing Team standard bearer is 22nd.
OKJ: David Walther is impressive and scores five out of five
- If David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) had amazed with yesterday's pole position, today he really amazed. The Koski Motorsport standard bearer dominates all five heats, setting the fastest lap in each race, and will start from pole in Prefinal A.
- Behind Walther is felt Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex), who wins his first three heats and then closes his last two in fourth and second position respectively. The reigning world champion will start in front of everyone in Prefinal B.
- Slater's teammate Enea Frey (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex) is also extremely competitive. The Swiss driver won two heats and moved to third place overall, which earned him the start from the first row in Prefinal A.
- Two victories also in the road record of Gustaw Wisniewski (Sauber Orlen Karting Team - KR - IAME), who gains the fourth overall position and will join Slater on the front row of Prefinal B.
- After the second place obtained in qualifying, Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) wins one heat and finishes all his other four in the top five. The talent in orbit Mercedes finds himself fifth in the general classification and will start third in Prefinal A.
- Positive day for Mark Kastelic (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), who moves to sixth place overall and will start Prefinal B from the third place on the grid.
- Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) is confirmed at the top of the classification, seventh overall and fourth on the starting grid of Prefinal A. Behind him is Yevan David (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), who earns seven places with respect to qualifying and will start fourth in Prefinal B
- Closing the top ten are James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) and Francesco Marenghi (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), both recovering from qualifying and ready to start from fifth position in their respective pre-finals.
- Harley Keeble (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) is also on the comeback, 17th after the 49th qualifying time, William Macintyre (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 15th with two second places to his credit after 26th place in qualifying, Rashid Al Dhaheri (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 29th after 46th place in qualifying, and the stunning rookie Gerasim Skulanov (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME), 23rd after 48th position of the qualification.
- After taking third and fourth place overall in qualifying respectively, Leonardo Baccaglini (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) and Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) slide a little further back. Both boast a victory, but each pay dearly for a withdrawal.
Also struggling with respect to qualifying is Xander Reed (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who after the sixth overall position in qualifying finds himself 26th. Also losing ground is Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who after the 14th time obtained in qualifying finds himself 34th.
- Day characterized by some hitches for Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 21st, and Akshay Bohra (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 31st.
- Kean Berta Nakamura (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) is unfortunately involved in an accident during his first heat of the weekend. From TKART best wishes for a speedy recovery in view of the next appointmen