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WSK Super Cup by MINI, La Conca: qualifying – Pole position for Ludovico Busso
Mattia Livraghi
02 September 2022

[translated with Google]

A little over a month after the last round of the Euro Series, WSK Promotion re-ignites the engines in Muro Leccese for the first edition of the WSK Super Cup by MINI. This unprecedented event, dedicated exclusively to the MINI category, is inaugurated on the La Conca International Circuit and sees 54 young drivers at the starting line.

The usual qualifying sessions took place on Friday, before continuing with the first qualifying heats, which will end on Saturday morning before proceeding with the pre-finals and the final.

MINI: Amazing performance by Ludovico Busso, on his debut with DR

Tyres: Vega

  • Ludovico Busso's (DR - DR - TM Racing) adventure with the DR team starts under the best auspices and, if a good day starts in the morning, the signs are definitely promising. At his first international appearance with his new colors, the young Italian expresses his potential in group 3 and scores a 56.862, which earned him absolute pole position. The DR team driver exalts himself amidst the slippery curves of a wet track, which puts a strain on all the protagonists of the MINI, who took to the track with slick tires. Busso completes only three timed laps, but is still elusive and trims almost two tenths to direct rival Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing). The winner of the WSK Champions Cup as well as fresh runner-up of the WSK Euro Series scores the best performance in the second sector and demonstrates his skills with the second place in the group as well as the fourth total. Third in the group and seventh in the general classification is an amazing Max Endacott (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), who continues to do well with his first steps in international karting.

  • On the strength of the bronze medal obtained just over a month ago in Sarno on the occasion of the last round of the WSK Euro Series, Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) prints the fastest lap in group 2 thanks to a 57.708 and is hoisted in second place overall. The driver of Team Driver Racing Kart makes the difference and beats an excellent Gaspar Benett (IPK Official Racing Team - IPK - TM Racing) by more than four tenths, who confirms his competitive position with the second position in the group and the fifth overall. Equally remarkable is the qualification of Oleksandr Legenkyi (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), able to gain third place in the group and eighth in the overall standings.

  • After getting on the third step of the podium in the WSK Champions Cup at the beginning of the season, Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) is the best interpreter in group 1 with a 58.515 and takes third place overall. The standard bearer of the Alonso Kart by Kidix team reaffirms his role as absolute protagonist and precedes by only 97 thousandths an extraordinary Paolo Tizzano (DK Racing - Parolin - IAME), second in the group and sixth overall. Gianmatteo Rousseau (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) also shows off on a particularly treacherous track, grabbing the third position in the group and ninth in the overall standings.

  • The absolute top ten is closed by an excellent Arjen Kraeling (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), who finds himself just ahead of a quartet of Parolin chassis formed by Riven Esteves (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 11th, Billy Jordan van Staveren (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 12th and author of the best third split time in group 1, Louis Cochet (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 13th, and Bruno Gryc (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing ), 14 °.

  • Ayour Achgare (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) completes the total top 15 thanks to a convincing performance and is followed by his two teammates Keelan Harvick (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), 16th at his debut in a WSK race, and Ilie Tristan Crisan (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), 17th.

  • Qualifying slightly below expectations for the fresh WSK Euro Series champion Iacopo Martinese (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 18th in the general classification, Vladimir Ivannikov (Gamoto - EKS - TM Racing), 20th after winning the bronze medal in the WSK Euro Series, the poleman of the last round of the WSK Euro Series Filippo Pancotti (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 21st, Iskender Zulfikari (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), 23rd despite boasting the best third split time in group 2, Oliver Palocko (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 35th, and Roman Kamyab (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 39th.

  • Jack Iliffe (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) and Paolo Sacco (PCR Factory Team - Parolin - IAME) accuse an unlucky qualifying, who do not complete even a timed lap and are therefore relegated to the bottom of the standings.


 ©Photo: Giovanni Cuna / WSK

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