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WSK Open Cup rd 2, Adria: qualifying – Pole position for Badoer (KZ2), Kucharczyk (OK), Slater (OKJ) and Tonalini (MINI)
Luca Basso
01 October 2021

[Translated with Google Translate]

Two weeks after the first round in Lonato, WSK Promotion is back on track in Adria for the second and final round of the WSK Open Cup. Another great turnout of drivers in all four international categories: 102 in MINI, 69 in OKJ, 40 in OK and 26 in KZ2, for a total of 237 participants.

The usual qualifying sessions took place on Friday, before continuing with the first qualifying heats, which will end on Saturday afternoon.

KZ2: Brando Badoer amazes everyone with the best time

Tires: Vega

  • Surprising result for Brando Badoer (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) in the shifter kart class. After his category debut in Lonato and second place in qualifying, the Italian driver is in pole position at Adria. The standard bearer of Parolin Motorsport stops the chronometers on a time of 47.326.

  • For only 12 thousandths, Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) escapes again the first position in qualifying. After the second position in Lonato, the KR Motorsport driver copies the same result also in Adria.

  • This time no pole position for Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing). The two-time Italian champion ends in third position, 13 thousandths from Badoer and 1 thousandth from Albanese.

  • Absent in Lonato, Paavo Tonteri (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) immediately grabs the fourth position. Laurens Van Hoepen (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing) is fifth in the standings, ahead of Adrien Renaudin (CPB Sport - Sodikart - TM Racing), sixth. Good result for Genis Civico (DPK Racing - KR - IAME), seventh, while the KZ 2020 world champion, Jeremy Iglesias (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), is eighth.

  • Norton Andreasson (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) conquers the Top 10 with the ninth best time, with Alex Irlando (CRG Racing Team) in tenth position. Emilien Denner (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) ranks 13th. Absent Senna van Walstijn (CPB Sport - Sodikart - TM Racing) and Stan Pex (KR Motorsport - KR - TM Racing), the top two in Lonato.


OK: Tymoteusz Kucharczyk on top, Arvid Lindblad chases

Tires: LeCont

  • The last pole position of the premier class of single-speed karts goes into the hands of Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (Birel ART Racing - RK - TM Racing). The Polish driver signs a time of 46.893 in group 2, slightly higher than the 49.926 of WSK Euro Series champion Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) the fastest in group 2.

  • After the victory in Lonato, Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) obtained the third place in the combined qualifying standings, second behind Kucharczyk in group 1. Nikola Tsolov (DPK Racing - KR - IAME) was also fast. , fourth in the general ranking and second in group 2.

  • Another solid performance in qualifying for Ugo Ugochukwu (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), in fifth position and ahead of Zachary David (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), sixth. Another excellent performance by Nicolò Cuman Nicolò Cuman (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), this time in seventh position, while Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) stops in eighth position after the podium in Lonato.

  • Completing the Top 10 are Flavio Olivieri (Praga Racing Team - Praga - IAME), ninth and first of the Praga chassis, and Jiri Becicka (Parolin Racing CZ - Parolin - TM Racing), tenth and absent in the first round of Lonato.

  • Not very fast this time Rintaro Sato (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex), second in qualifying in Lonato and, this time, 15th in Adria. Another result below expectations for the European KZ vice-champion Pedro Hiltbrand (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel ART - TM Racing), 23rd.


OKJ: Freddie Slater reappears at the top of the leaderboard

Tires: Vega

  • After the unfortunate retirement in the pre-finals in Lonato, the European champion and reigning world champion Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex) returns to the top of the standings. The British driver records the best time of 48.653 in group 1 and takes pole position.

  • Orbiting Mercedes talent and WSK Euro Series runner-up Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is the fastest in Group 2 with a reference of 48,747 and, consequently, is second in the combined qualifying standings. Dominator of the first round in Lonato, James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) continues his excellent form with the third position, first in group 3 with a time of 48,912.

  • Dion Gowda (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - Kosmic - Vortex) fails to keep up with teammate Slater in Group 1 and finishes in second position, which translates into a fourth position in the overall standings. Fifth time for Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), then to follow we find Luka Sammalisto (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) in sixth position.

  • Griffin Peebles (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) clearly improves his performance after his debut in Lonato and finishes seventh. Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) ends in eighth position, while Sebastiano Pavan (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) and Maksim Orlov (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) are respectively ninth and tenth.

  • Oleksander Bondarev (Andriy Honta - Tony Kart - TM Racing) touches the Top 10 and finishes 11th, ahead of Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - TM Racing), 12th, Kai Sorensen (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), 13th, and Andres Cardenas (DPK Racing - KR - IAME), 14th.

  • At the start with the colors of Tony Kart Racing Team, Oscar Wurz (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) starts the weekend with a good 15th position, right in front of his teammate and reigning WSK Euro Series champion Harley Keeble ( Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex).

  • Academy Trophy winner Maciej Gladysz (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) is 19th. Back also Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 37th, just ahead of René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 38th, and the WSK Super Master Series champion Rashid Al Dhaheri (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 39th. Subdued performance for Kirill Kutskov (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 43rd, and for Kean Nakamura Berta (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), 60th.


MINI: Christian Tonalini snatches the pole position

Tires: Vega

  • Qualification fought in the smallest class. Christian Tonalini (MLG Racing - Parolin - TM Racing) prints a time of 54.281 in group 1 and, by only 6 thousandths, beats Davide Bottaro (AVracing - Parolin -TM Racing), second in the same group. Being also the best time of all three groups, Tonalini gets the pole position.

  • Despite a lap time reference of 54.306, WSK Euro Series champion Christian Costya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) hits the second position because he is the fastest in group 3. David Cosma Cristofor (Gulstar Racing – KR – IAME)) gets the best time in group 2 and placed in third position.

  • As a result, Bottaro is fourth in the combined ranking. Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (Gulstar Racing – KR – IAME) collects the fifth position, followed by Dean Hoogendoorn (Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), sixth, by Jason Bralic (PDB Racing Team - Parolin - IAME), seventh, and by Jindrich Pesl (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), vying for the final victory in Lonato and eighth today.

  • Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) and Asher Ochstein (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), respectively ninth and tenth, complete the Top 10 of qualifying. Iacopo Martinese (CMT – Parolin – TM Racing) takes home an 11th position, with Nik Sculac (Gamoto - IPK - TM Racing) 12th and Dries Van Langendonck (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) 13th.

  • Another great protagonist of Lonato is further behind in the standings: Niklas Schaufler (Emme Racing - EKS - TM Racing) is in fact 32nd. Lewis Wherrell (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) finishes 35th and the winner of the first round Emanuele Olivieri (Formula K Serafini - IPK - TM Racing) is also far behind: 44th. Finally, Alfie Slater (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) is even 52nd.


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