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WSK Euro Series rd 2, Adria: qualifying – Pole position for Marijn Kremers (KZ2), Nikola Tsolov (OK), David Walther (OKJ), Jindrich Pesl (MINI)
Mattia Livraghi
11 June 2021

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Two months after the first round held in Lonato, WSK Promotion is back on track in Adria for the second of the three rounds of the WSK Euro Series. The championship confirms the great turnout of drivers in all four international categories: 82 in MINI, 64 in OKJ, 32 in OK and 41 in KZ2, for a total of 219 starters.

The usual qualifying sessions took place on Friday, before continuing with the first qualifying heats, which will end on Saturday afternoon.

KZ2: Marijn Kremers is once again unstoppable

Tyres: Vega

  • Fresh winner of the WSK Super Master Series as well as of the first round of the Euro Series in Lonato, Marijn Kremers (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) signs the second consecutive pole position thanks to a time of 47.005 in group 1. The European KZ champion in office precedes by only 40 thousandths Emilien Denner (Intrepid Driver Program - Intrepid - TM Racing), who is confirmed as extremely competitive with the third position in the general classification.

  • Third in the group and fifth overall is a surprising Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), making his first appearance in the premier class of karting. Fresh from victory in the second round of the OK European championship, the Mercedes protégé immediately proved to be very fast even in the category with the gearbox.

  • To impose himself in group 2, in a session that saw the first seven drivers enclosed in only 88 thousandths, is Francesco Celenta (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), still the protagonist with the second absolute time in 47.199. The Parolin Motorsport standard bearer has the better of the Birel ART couple formed by the reigning WSK Euro Series champion Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) and the reigning vice-champion Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), which are respectively in fourth and sixth place in the overall standings.

  • In seventh overall position is Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who precedes Pedro Hiltbrand (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), just back from a podium in the first round.

  • The reigning world champion Jeremy Iglesias (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), second classified in the first round, and Senna Van Walstijn (CPB Sport - Sodikart - TM Racing) close the overall top ten.

  • Qualifying below expectations for Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 18th, Viktor Gustavsson (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 20th, and Adrien Renaudin (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), 26th.

  • In his first WSK qualifyin in KZ2, the two-time world champion Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) achieved the tenth best time in his group and the 19th overall.


OK: Nikola Tsolov takes the reins

Tyres: LeCont

  • Nikola Tsolov (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) is tremendously fast and takes pole position by force thanks to a time of 47.026 in group 1. The Bulgarian driver trims more than a tenth and a half to his teammate Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), which is thus third in the overall standings.

  • The standard bearer of the Red Bull Junior Team and winner of the first round in Lonato in turn trims more than two tenths to his teammate Ugo Ugochukwu (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME). After the second place obtained in the first round, the talent in orbit McLaren places fifth overall.

  • Martinius Stenshorne (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) sets the best time in group 2, with a 47.125, who confirmed himself extremely competitive with the second overall position. The new recruit of All Road Management precedes by only 83 thousandths an excellent Karol Pasiewicz (DPK Racing - KR - IAME), who finds himself fourth in the general classification.

  • After the podium obtained in the first round, Brando Badoer (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) took third place in the group and sixth overall.

  • Tymoetusz Kucharczyk (Birel ART Racing - RK - TM Racing) proves once again fast and grabs the seventh position overall. The driver of the brand signed Robert Kubica precedes an amazing Nicolò Cuman (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing).

  • The absolute top ten was closed by Rintaro Sato (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex) and Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex).

  • Qualifying below expectations for Ferrari Driver Academy driver James Wharton (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 17th, and Matheus Morgatto (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 16th.


OKJ: An amazing David Walther takes the lead

Tyres: Vega

  • It was probably not in the predictions, but David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) surprises everyone and wins the first pole position of the season thanks to a time of 48,821 in group 3. The Danish driver beats Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), which is confirmed very fast with the fourth place overall. At the first race with the Koski Motorsport team, Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) proves to be competitive with the third group time and the seventh overall.

  • The talent in orbit Mercedes Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is imposed in group 1 with a time of 48.880, which earned him the second position in the general classification. The KR Motorsport standard bearer trims just over a tenth to reigning world champion Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex), who finds himself fifth overall. He follows his teammate Enea Frey (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex), with an excellent performance that brings him to eighth place overall.

  • There is another surprise in group 2: at the first appearance of the season in WSK, Leonardo Baccaglini (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) set the best time in 49,056 and finished third overall.

  • Excellent qualifying also for Xander Reed (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), second in the group and sixth overall, and for Mark Kastelic (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), third in the group and ninth overall.

  • Gustaw Wisniewski (Sauber Orlen Karting Team - KR - IAME), who is once again fast, closes the overal top ten. The Polish driver precedes Reno Francot (Exprit Racing Team - Exprit - Vortex), Douwe Dedecker (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) and Kirill Kutskov (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME).

  • Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), who has just joined the Mercedes young driver program, is 14th overall, just ahead of Yevan David (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) and fresh winner of the second round of the European championship OKJ Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME).

  • After the podium won in the first round, Francesco Marenghi (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) is 21st in the overall standings. Also in difficulty Harley Keeble (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), who after conquering the second step of the podium in the first round is only 49th.

  • Qualifying below expectations also for the recent winner of the WSK Super Master Series as well as the first round of the Euro Series Rashid Al Dhaheri (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 46th, Coskun Irfan (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 37th, Akshay Bohra (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 35th, Kean Berta Nakamura (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), 31st, and William Macintyre (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 26th.

  • Fresh winner of the WSK Super Master Series in MINI, rookie René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is in 44th position overall. Just behind him, in 48th place, is the other rookie Gerasim Skulanov (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME).


MINI: Jindrich Pesl picks up where he left off

Tyres: Vega

  • The winner of the first round of Lonato Jindrich Pesl (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) begins the second round of the WSK Euro Series as the first one started. In fact, the Babyrace Driver Academy bishop prevails in group 1 with a time of 53,846 and thus conquers another pole position.

  • A little more than a tenth is followed by another Parolin, that of an excellent Iacopo Martinese (CMT - Parolin - TM Racing), who is fourth overall. Third in the group and seventh in the overall standings is Vladimir Ivannikov (Drago Corse Racing Team - EKS - TM Racing).

  • The fastest in group 3 is a surprising Davide Bottaro (AVracing - Parolin -TM Racing), who with a time of 54.158 takes the second overall position. Immediately behind him is Emanuele Olivieri (Formula K Serafini - IPK - TM Racing), who after the podium obtained in the first round confirms himself as competitive with fifth place overall. With the same time as Olivieri, Scott Kin Lindblom (Gamoto - Tony Kart - TM Racing) finds himself third in the group and eighth in the overall standings.

  • In an excited group 2, which saw all the drivers complete only two timed laps, the most incisive was Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing). With a time of 54.370, the Spaniard grabs the third overall position and thus completes the Parolin hat-trick.

  • Behind Costoya and sixth overall is David Cosma-Cristofor (Gulstar Racing - KR - IAME), who once again proves to be very fast. Excellent performance also by Joel Pohjola (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), third in the group and ninth in the overall standings.

  • Matias Orjuela (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) confirms himself at the top of the standings with the tenth place overall and precedes another protagonist of the category, Alfie Slater (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing). Following them are two Babyrace Driver Academy standard bearers, Billy Van Staveren (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) and Alp Aksoy (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME).

  • After conquering the second step of the podium in the first round, Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) closes the qualification in 14th position in the general classification, ahead of Oliver Kinnmark (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing).

  • Qualifying below expectations for Dries Van Langendonck (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 20th, Griffin Peebles (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), 29th, Niklas Schaufler (Emme Racing - EKS - TM Racing), 47th, and Zhenrui Chi (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 59th. Disappointment also for Kian Sharabian Fardin (Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), who fails to complete a fast lap in qualifying and is 81st.


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