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WSK Final Cup rd 1, Lonato: OK Final – Dmitry Matveev shines again in Lonato
Mattia Livraghi
19 November 2023

[translated with Google]

Tyres: LeCont

  • Dmitry Matveev (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) seemed to want victory more than ever and managed to take it in style. Starting from pole after also triumphing in Prefinal B, the WSK Final Cup runner-up was immediately overtaken by Sebastiano Pavan (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), who immediately gained a bit of a margin thanks to a lightning-fast start.
  • However, the KR Motorsport team driver expresses all his potential to close the gap of seven tenths from his opponent and overtake him on the seventh lap. With the necessary competitive determination, Friday's poleman remains firmly in the lead until the checkered flag to repeat the success obtained right here in Lonato last year on the occasion of the second round of the WSK Final Cup and climb to the top of the provisional ranking of the championship.
  • Sebastiano Pavan is therefore forced to settle for second place, having to give in to Matveev's fury despite being the author of a formidable reaction when the traffic lights went out and a race of the highest level, which also saw him place second in the provisional championship standings. .
  • Gustaw Wisniewski's (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - IAME) race was equally superlative, third thanks to a three-place comeback. The representative of the Koski Motorsport team confirmed himself as an absolute protagonist of the weekend and impeccably withstood the pressure of Ean Eyckmans (Leclerc by Lennox Racing Team - Birel ART - TM Kart) in the final part of the race to gain third place also in the provisional classification of the championship.
  • Ean Eyckmans comes close to the podium, still extremely competitive with his Birel ART, so much so that he set the fastest lap. After finishing third at the start, the Leclerc by Lennox Racing Team driver returned to fifth on the second lap and seemed to be struggling, but then found an impressive pace again and missed out on the podium by just 36 thousandths in a photo finish.
  • Also concluding a remarkable weekend and gaining positions compared to the start were Salim Hanna Hernandez (Prema Racing – KR – IAME), fifth in his second appearance in the premier class of single-speed karting, Simone Bianco (CRG Racing Team – CRG – IAME), sixth, Jakub Kamenik (DCR Motorsport – Tony Kart – TM Kart), seventh, and Jiri Becicka (Sumako IPK Racing - IPK - TM Kart), eighth.
  • However, the leader of the heats and 2021 world vice-champion Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) lost ground compared to the start, complaining of anomalous behavior of his tires and crossing the finish line in ninth position after having competed the podium in the first phase of the race, Gerasim Skulanov (DPK Racing – KR – IAME), tenth on his debut in OK, and the reigning world champion and fresh winner of the WSK Euro Series Kirill Kutskov (DPK Racing – KR – IAME) , 16th.
  • Closing the top 15 thanks to noteworthy performances are Enea Frey (VDK Racing – KR – IAME), 11th, Zac Drummond (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Kart), 12th in his second experience in the premier class of single-speed karting, Miguel Costa (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Kart), 13th, Lenn Nijs (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), 14th, and the winner of the early season WSK Champions Cup David Walther (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) , 15°.
  • It is an unfortunate final for some of the main actors of the weekend such as Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Kart), Taym Saleh (Sauber Academy – KR – IAME), Dante Vinci (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) and the European OKJ champion in office as well as standard bearer of the Williams Racing Driver Academy and winner of Prefinal A Oleksandr Bondarev (Prema Racing – KR – IAME), all forced to retire.
  • Last year's world champion Matheus Morgatto (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Kart) also abandoned the race prematurely.


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