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WSK Super Master Series rd 1, Lonato: qualifying – Pole position for Van Walstijn (KZ2), Ferreira (OK), Matveev (OKJ) and Costoya (MINI)
Luca Basso
28 January 2022

[Translated with Google]

After the Champions Cup held last week, WSK Promotion remains at South Garda Karting in Lonato for the first of the four rounds of the WSK Super Master Series. The championship kicks off with a good turnout of drivers in all four international categories: 90 in MINI, 69 in OKJ, 49 in OK and 57 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: Senna Van Walstijn again in front of everyone

Tires: Vega

  • In just two weeks, Senna Van Walstijn (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) is again confirmed in qualifying with another pole position, this time in the first round of the WSK Super Master Series, with a time of 45.175. The Dutchman, winner of the WSK Champions Cup last weekend, is reconfirmed as one of the greatest contenders for victory here in Lonato.

  • Making his debut with shifter karts, Arvid Lindblad (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) is second in the first group, 54 thousandths of a second behind Van Walstijn. Due to the combined classification, the Red Bull Junior Team driver is third.

  • In fact, David Trefilov (Maranello SRP Factory Team - Maranello - TM Racing) took the second position, the quickest in the second group with a time of 43.322. Jeremy Iglesias (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) closes behind the German, 74 thousandths behind, and is fourth in the general classification.

  • David Liwinski (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) opens the new year with an excellent fifth position in the overall standings, followed in sixth position by teammate Tom Leuillet (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) .

  • After the third position in the WSK Champions Cup last week, Arthur Carbonnel (CPB Sport - Sodikart - TM Racing) returns to Lonato with the seventh position in qualifying. Moritz Ebner (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) hits a good eighth position, ahead of Adrien Renaudin (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), ninth and in the first race with the Tony Kart Racing Team, and Stan Pex (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing), tenth.

  • Alex Irlando (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) is 11th, with behind him the new teammate Viktor Gustavsson (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), 12th, and Pedro Hiltbrand (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 13th. Laurens Van Hoepen (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) is 14th, while Paavo Tonteri (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) closes the Top 15 with the 15th position.

  • Giuseppe Palomba (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), champion of the WSK Open Cup 2021, is 20th. Giacomo Pollini (Renda Motorsport - Birel Art - TM Racing), first in the KZ2 European Championship, is ranked 26th. Francesco Celenta (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), who had closed 2021 with the victory of the WSK Final Cup, does not go beyond the 30th position.

  • Little luck also for Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), reigning KZ world champion: the Swede finishes 36th, with the WSK Super Master Series runner-up Juho Valtanen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) behind him, 37th.

  • After the excellent WSK Champions Cup closed in second position, Emilien Denner (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) ends qualifying at the bottom of the standings. A contact with Valtanen and the consequent breaking of the muffler prevent the Frenchman from registering a valid time.


OK: Matheus Ferreira signs the first pole position

Tires: LeCont

  • At the first race of the season, Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) gets pole position with a very fast time (45.933) in the second qualifying group. The Brazilian, this year promoted to OK on a permanent basis, beats team mate Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) by just one hundredth of a second in the same session.

  • Gustaw Wisniewski (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), married to Forza Racing in 2022, finishes first in the first qualifying group, with a time higher than that of Ferreira (46.106): just enough to secure the second position in the combined standings .

  • Thus, Powell is third, while the world runner-up and OKJ European champion Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) signs a brilliant fourth position on his debut in the category.

  • OK world champion Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) starts the new year with a fifth position in qualifying, followed behind him by compatriot Luka Sammalisto (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), sixth, and by Rintaro Sato (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), seventh.

  • Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is the first of the pilots classified with Parolin chassis, eighth. The top 10 is completed by the OK world champion Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), ninth, and the OKJ world champion Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), tenth.

  • Zachary David (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME) close to the Top 10 and finished qualifying in 11th position. Behind the Maltese we find Joel Berhstrom (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), 12th, Cristian Bertuca (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 13th, and Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex ), 14 °.

  • James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) climbs from the OKJ this year and is ranked 16th, with Simone Bianco (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) ahead of him in 14th position. The general classification continues with Akshay Bohra (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 17th, Menyhert Krozser (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), 18th, and Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), 19th. Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) finishes 20th.

  • Back also Harley Keeble (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), champion of the WSK Euro Series OKJ, who finished 28th.

  • The absence of Danny Carenini (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), recent WSK Champions Cup champion, should be noted.


OKJ: Dmitry Matveev seeks redemption in Lonato with the second pole

Tires: Vega

  • Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) wants to recover what he deserves in Lonato. After dominating the WSK Champions Cup weekend last week and forced to retire in the final, the Russian starts again with a good pole position thanks to a time of 42,257 in qualifying group 3.

  • For just 17 thousandths of a second, René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) stops second in the combined standings. The Dutchman is, however, the fastest in the first qualifying group. Enea Frey (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) is ahead of everyone in group 2, a result that translates into a third position.

  • Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) is in fourth position, ahead of WSK Champions Cup runner-up Zhenrui Chi (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), fifth, and Martin Molnar (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), sixth .

  • Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) is the first of the Tony Kart drivers in the standings, eighth. The Thai licensed driver finished in the middle of two Exprits, those of William Go (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), seventh, and Lewis Wherrel (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), ninth. Andy Consani (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) closes the Top 10 with the tenth position.

  • Winner of last week's WSK Champions Cup, Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) this time closed qualifying in 11th position, just ahead of Miguel Costa (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME), 12th, and the champion of last WSK Final Cup Lucas Fluxa Cross (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME).

  • Compared to the third position in the final of the last WSK Champions Cup, Nathan Tye (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) is only 28th.


MINI: pole position for an unbeatable Christian Costoya

Tires: Vega

After the WSK Champions Cup title obtained last seventh, Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is again in Lonato as one of the favorites for the WSK Super Master Series and does not disappoint expectations. With a time of 52,056 in the third qualifying group, the Spaniard takes pole position.

Just 37 thousandths away from Costoya, Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) is the fastest in group 4 and secures the second position in the general classification. Further away Niklas Schaufler (Emme Racing - EKS - TM Racing), first in group 2 with a time of 52.147, and Luka Fedorenko (Gamoto - EKS - TM Racing), the fastest in group 1 with the best lap of 52.447.

For just 17 thousandths of a second, Davide Bottaro (AVRacing - Parolin - TM Racing) does not snatch the pole position from Costoya and finishes second in group 3, 5th in the general classification. Same delay for Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) from Sala, but with the Dutchman sixth in the combined standings.

Dries Van Langendonck (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) grabs the seventh position, while Billy Van Staveren (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) is eighth. In the Top 10 we also find Bogdan Cosma-Cristofor (Gulstar Racing - KR - IAME), ninth, and Nikita Botte (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - TM Racing), tenth.

Dominator of the last weekend in Lonato until the final, Jindrich Pesl (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) does not find the same pace today and ends qualifying 15th. David Cosma-Cristofor (Gulstar Racing - KR - IAME), winner of the last edition of the WSK Final Cup, is 18th.


©Photo: Sportinphoto

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