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WSK Open Cup rd 1, Lonato: KZ2 Final – A flawless Senna Van Walstijn takes victory
Mattia Livraghi
19 September 2021

[translated with Google]

The pre-final takes place on a wet track, while the final on a dry track.

Tyres: Vega

  • Senna Van Walstijn (CPB Sport - Sodikart - TM Racing) achieves what many riders try to do when they know that the fight for victory is very tight: he jumps hard from second place on the grid, takes the lead and sets his pace. The fresh European vice-champion and FIA Karting International Super Cup KZ2 vice-champion resists the pressure of Stan Pex (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) in the final phase of the race, defending himself with manual maneuvers at the right moments, and wins.

  • After winning the pre-final, Pex slips third at the start. The Dutchman moves into second place already on lap two, but is far from Van Walstijn and, gnawing at ground hundredth after hundredth, joins him a few laps from the checkered flag. The KR Motorsport driver can do nothing against the defense of his direct opponent and must be satisfied with the silver medal, as well as the fastest lap.

  • Adrien Renaudin (CPB Sport - Sodikart - TM Racing) climbs on the third step of the podium and he is the other driver who manages to get ahead of Pex at the start, thus allowing his teammate to run away.

  • Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) reaffirms his competitiveness and closes in fourth place thanks to a comeback of five positions. David Trefilov (SRP Racing Team - Maranello - TM Racing) recovers ten of them compared to the start, fifth and still protagonist after winning the bronze medal in the FIA ​​Karting International Super Cup KZ2. Another protagonist, Emilien Denner (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) crosses the finish line just behind him.

  • Andrea Dalè (Nuova 3M - CRG - TM Racing) completes an excellent weekend in seventh place and precedes the pair of the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team formed by Laurens Van Hoepen (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) and Viktor Gustavsson (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing).

  • Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) is forced to retire in the pre-final due to a technical problem. The poleman on Friday and the leader after the heats then sprints from the back of the grid and gains 23 positions to take the tenth place. The Birel ART Racing rider arrives just ahead of Daniel Vasile (DR - DR - Modena Engines) and his teammate Moritz Ebner (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), who recovers 16 positions.

  • Norton Andreasson (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) crosses the finish line in ninth place, only to be relegated to 16th by a five-second penalty due to the nose in the wrong position, and demonstrates exponential growth during his first experiences in the queen category of karting. Brando Badoer's (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) debut in KZ2 was also positive despite some hitches, finishing 18th.


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