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WSK Final Cup rd 2, Lonato: qualifying – Pole position for Maragliano (KZ2), Walther (OK), Thibaut (OKJ) and Sala (MINI)
Luca Basso
11 November 2022

[Translated with Google]

Just one week after the first appointment held on the Sarno circuit, WSK Promotion is back on track in Lonato for the second and final round of the WSK Final Cup. A good turnout of drivers in the four international categories in the race is confirmed: 123 in the MINI, 79 in OKJ, 48 in OK and 54 in KZ2.

The usual qualifications took place on Friday, and then continued with the first qualifying heats, which will continue throughout the day on Saturday.

KZ2: Alex Maragliano sounds the charge

Tires: Vega

  • About a month ago he had won the Trofeo delle Industrie right at South Garda Karting in Lonato and Alex Maragliano (Maranello SRP Factory Team - Maranello - TM Racing) does not give up on scoring the pole position of the second round of the WSK Final Cup. The Italian is the fastest ever with a time of 45.333 seconds, recorded in group 1.

  • Marek Skrivan (Sumako IPK Racing - IPK - TM Racing) is also surprising, able to grab the first place in group 2 (45,384) and to finish second overall in the combined qualifying standings.

  • Giuseppe Palomba (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) is very close to the times of Maragliano and Skrivan with his 45.390, but he ranks third. Behind the WSK Euro Series champion we find the current championship leader Senna Van Walstijn (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), fourth.

  • Another Sodikart appears in the Top 5: it is that of Thomas Imbourg (CPB Sport - Sodikart - TM Racing), fifth overall. Benjamin Hanley (Drago Corse Racing Team - Drago Corse - TM Racing) and Cristian Bertuca (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) follow respectively in sixth and seventh position.

  • The Top 10 sees a total of 8 different frames. Daniel Stell (Dorr Motorsport - KR - IAME), eighth, William Lanzeni (William Lanzeni - EKS - TM Racing), ninth, and Daniel Vasile (DR - DR - Modena Engine), tenth, complete the top ten.

  • Slightly more detached from the leaders Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), first rival of Van Walstijn in the championship standings. The Swede is 12th, behind Slavik Putiatin (LA Motorsport - Intrepid - TM Racing) who occupies the 11th position.

  • Which position further back is Emilien Denner (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), one of the protagonists of the first round of Sarno. The Frenchman, another driver in contention for the title, finished the timed practice in 14th position. Corentin Rousseau (CPB Sport - Sodikart - TM Racing) precedes his compatriot in 13th position.

  • In the Top 20 we also find Matteo Viganò (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 19th, and the reigning European KZ2 champion Tom Leuillet (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 20th.


OK: David Walther precedes everyone

Tires: LeCont

  • Despite being short of points in the championship, David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) has rolled up his sleeves and signs the pole position in the OK category. The Dane, the fastest in group 2, stops the clocks on a time of 45.794 seconds.

  • Thomas Strauven (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) does not fall below the fateful wall of 46 seconds (46.009), however he is first in group 1 and gains the second position in the combined standings.

  • Second in the Sarno final and second also in the championship, Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) ends the qualifying session with a positive third position. Author of an amazing comeback in round 1, Nathan Tye (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) marks the fourth position in qualifying.

  • Dmitry Matveev (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) hits the Top 5 with the fifth position, ahead of Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), sixth, and Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), seventh; the latter, after the chaotic final in Sarno, is ready to give everything to Lonato for the title.

  • Even more unfortunate than Turney having been forced to retire on the last lap, Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) restarts his gear from eighth position. The Top 10 is completed by Evan Giltaire (VDK Racing - KR - IAME), ninth, and Simone Bianco (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME), tenth.

  • Nearly a place in the top ten James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 11th. Behind the American are Lucas Fluxa (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 12th, Martin Molnar (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), 13th, Harley Keeble (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 14th °, and Maksimilian Popov (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex).

  • A little further back, in 16th position, we also find Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing). Championship leader Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) stops in 24th position.


OKJ: first pole position for Ramaekers Thibaut

Tires: Vega

  • Some new faces at the top of the Junior class standings. Ramaekers Thibaut (VDK Racing - KR - IAME) is clearly the fastest of all with a time of 47.265 seconds recorded in group 1. The Belgian driver is in his first pole position in a WSK Promotion competition.

  • Sebastian Lehtimaki (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) also proved his speed and moved up to second position, less than two tenths of a second behind poleman Thibaut. Instead, Emanuele Olivieri (IPK Official Racing Team - IPK - TM Racing) is very happy with his third position, being second in the championship.

  • David Cosma-Cristofor (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) does not beat Thibaut in group 2 and finishes second, which converts to a fourth position in the combined qualifying standings. Oleksandr Bondarev (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), in his second race after Zuera's serious injury in April, shines with fifth position.

  • Mathilda Paatz (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is the first girl in the standings, sixth. Alfie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) ends the timed practice in seventh position, while behind him we find Oliver Kinnmark (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), eighth, Christian Costya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), ninth, and Scott Kin Lindblom (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), tenth.

  • With 11th position, Zhenrui Chi (Beyond Racing Team - KR - TM Racing) precedes the reigning world champion Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 12th. Simon Rechenmacher (TB Racing Team - KR - IAME) collects 13th position, ahead of Luviwe Sambudla (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 14th, and Michael Ider CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), 15th.

  • Some protagonists for the title linger in the standings. Championship leader Zac Drummond Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is 21st, while Taym Saleh (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is 25th. Even Aleksandr Bogunovic (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) did not go beyond the 46th position.


MINI: Filippo Sala ready for the rematch

Tires: Vega

  • The victory of the first round in Sarno had been played up to the last lap, to finish "alone" on the lowest step of the podium, but today Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) is determined to excel over his rivals. The Italian is by far the fastest in qualifying with the best time of 52.544 seconds.

  • Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) is very fast in group 2 and finishes second in the session, with only 27 thousandths of a delay from Sala. Iskender Zulfikari (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) is third thanks to the first position obtained in group 1, while Cristian Blandino (CRG Racing Team - CRG - IAME) is fourth with the fastest time in group 3.

  • Bogdan Cosma-Cristofor (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) gains fifth position, ahead of William Calleja (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), sixth, Riven Esteves (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), seventh, Manuel Miguez (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), eighth, Henry Domain (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), ninth, and Augustus Toniolo (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), tenth.

  • On the edge of the Top 10 we find Bruno Blanco (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 11th, and Lorenzo D’Amico (IPK Official Racing Team - IPK - TM Racing), 12th. Qarrar Firhand (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) is 13th, followed by Ilia Berezkin (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), 14th, and Noah Baglin (IKART - KR - IAME), 15th.

  • Among the main favorites for the title, Vladimir Ivannikov (Gamoto - EKS - TM Racing) closes the timed practice 17th, while the current championship leader Gianmatteo Rousseau (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) is 23rd.


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