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WSK Euro Series rd 3, Sarno: KZ2 Final - Pedro Hiltbrand is unreachable, Riccardo Longhi is the champion
Mattia Livraghi
27 June 2021

[translated with Google]
Tyres: Vega

  • After the last two heats we could imagine a great performance by Pedro Hiltbrand (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), but he wanted to emphasize his superiority with even more emphasis: he dominates both the pre-final and the final, signing in both races the fastest lap, and is simply unassailable. The Spanish driver thus conquers his first victory with the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team and after the podium obtained in the first round in Lonato he wins the fourth position in the championship.

  • The only driver who seems to be able to worry Hiltbrand during the final is Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing). Starting from the third spot on the grid, the Birel ART Racing rider slips fourth at the start, but at the end of the first lap he already passes second. The reigning Italian champion shows an excellent race pace and in eight laps he gains five tenths of a second over the leader, reaching half a second behind, but in the second half of the race he can do nothing against Hiltbrand's speed. Palomba then climbs to the second step of the podium, thus concluding a weekend that began with the fifth best time in qualifying and obtaining the bronze medal in the championship.

  • Third at the finish is Emilien Denner (Intrepid Driver Program - Intrepid - TM Racing). The poleman on Friday starts strong from fourth place and parades second, but during the first lap he suffers an attack from Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) and slips sixth. The driver of the Intrepid is not discouraged, he expresses his competitiveness and thanks to several overtakes he reaches the podium.

  • Behind Denner comes Longhi, who is overtaken with seven laps to go. After finishing both the three heats and the pre-final in second position, the Birel ART Racing driver and team manager has a less brilliant pace in the final, but his result is more than enough to take the WSK Euro Series victory for the second. consecutive year.

  • Laurens Van Hoepen (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) passes under the checkered flag in fifth thanks to another solid performance, but a five-second penalty pushes him back to eighth. The fifth place therefore goes to Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), who confirms himself at the top of the standings.

  • Sixth is a constant Alessio Piccini (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), who after having obtained the second place in the second round of Adria also ends the championship in sixth place. Following the Birel ART driver is Fabio Bifulco (Fabio Bifulco - Intrepid - TM Racing), who ends a positive weekend.

  • Closing the top ten Jamie Day (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) and Kajus Siksnelis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing).

  • Even without participating in the race due to a rib injury, the winner of both first two rounds Marijn Kremers (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) wins the championship silver medal, which fades him by just 19 points .


Championship standings


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