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WSK Open Cup rd 1, Lonato: OK Final – Joseph Turney proves his strength and wins
Mattia Livraghi
19 September 2021

[translated with Google]

Prefinal A takes place on a dry track, while Prefinal B on a wet track. The final, however, sees the dry track again.

Tyres: LeCont

  • Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) highlights his skills and wins the victory. The Tony Kart Racing Team driver starts from third place on the grid, but immediately takes the lead thanks to an excellent start. A few laps from the checkered flag, the reigning world runner-up is attacked by Nikola Tsolov (DPK Racing - KR - IAME), almost two tenths faster per lap and recovering after a difficult first phase of the race. The Englishman knows that he cannot afford to let him escape and therefore immediately replies with a textbook maneuver, which allows him to take the edge and take off towards success.

  • Tsolov, on the other hand, loses ground following the overtaking of Turney, also committing a mistake that makes him retreat to seventh place and makes his dreams of glory vanish after the victory in Prefinal A.

  • Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) wins Prefinal B in wet track conditions thanks to a recovery of 16 positions, but is then relegated to third place by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position. The talent in orbit Red Bull then sprints sixth in the final and takes the second step of the podium at the end of a remarkable race.

  • After "helping" his teammate Turney to run away in the first half of the race, keeping Tsolov behind him, Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) reaffirms his competitiveness and earns the bronze medal.

  • Fourth at the finish is Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), who confirms himself at the top of the standings, as well as Luigi Coluccio (Kosmic Racing Department - Kosmic - Vortex), fifth, and Zachary David (KR Motorsport) - KR - IAME), sixth.

  • Pedro Hiltbrand (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) recovers five positions compared to qualifying and ends eighth. The fresh European KZ vice-champion precedes Matteo De Palo (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), thus concluding a surprising weekend at his debut in OK. A positive debut also for Alexander Gubenko (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), who completes the top ten thanks to a comeback of 12 positions.

  • The author of the fastest lap is Tymoetusz Kucharczyk (Birel ART Racing - RK - TM Racing), the only one besides Tsolov to go below the 46.2 barrier. The Birel ART Racing standard bearer sprints tenth, slips to the center of the group in the first laps and recovers up to eighth place, only to be relegated to 12th by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position.


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