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WSK Super Master Series rd 2, Franciacorta: KZ2 final – Absolute win for Tom Leuillet
Luca Basso
19 February 2023

[Translated with Google]

Tires: Vega

  • A stellar weekend for Tom Leuillet (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex): the Frenchman scores the pole position in qualifying, wins two out of three qualifying heats (the only spot on an otherwise perfect roadmap), the prefinal and also the the final. The reigning KZ2 European champion started without problems from the pole position, led all phases of the race and, alone, passed the checkered flag first.

  • The victory may not have come, but Cristian Bertuca (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM Racing) still surprises with a very solid second place. The WSK Champions champion and winner of the first round of the WSK Super Master Series in Lonato remains firmly in command of the points standings.

  • After a subdued Friday and Saturday, Senna Van Walstijn (Sodikart – Sodikart – TM Racing) shines in the most decisive moment of the weekend. The reigning WSK Super Master Series champion starts very well from 13th place and, with a series of overtakings, quickly moves up to third place. Then the Dutchman also overtook Bertuca with three laps to go and finished second, but the stewards inflicted a penalty on him (after the podium ceremony) for an incorrect maneuver on Bertuca.

  • Good performance also by Francesco Celenta (Parolin Motorsport – Parolin – TM Racing), fourth and, like his rival Van Walstijn, with 9 positions recovered from the start. The Italian is one of the fastest riders on the track and, by a few tenths, does not finish on the podium.

  • Great test of maturity for the very young Freddie Slater (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM Racing), fifth after being glued to the more experienced Van Walstijn and Celenta. Sixth place for Thomas Imbourg (CPB Sport – Sodikart – TM Racing), ahead of an extraordinary Matteo Viganò (Leclerc by Lennox Racing – Birel Art – TM Racing), who started 25th and crossed the finish line seventh.

  • The Top 10 is completed by Alessio Piccini (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM Racing), eighth, Marek Skrivan (Sumako IPK Racing – IPK – TM Racing), ninth, and Daniel Vasile (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM Racing ), tenth.

  • The classification continues With Jean Nomblot (CPB Sport – Sodikart – TM Racing), 11th, Matteo Spirgel (CPB Sport – Sodikart – TM Racing), 12th, German Foteev (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing), 13th, Jean Luyet (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), 14th, and Matteo Zanchi (Zanchi Motorsport – CRG – TM Racing), 15th.

  • A contact on the first lap between Emilien Denner (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) and Giuseppe Palomba (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) eliminated the Frenchman from the race and forced the Italian to make a difficult comeback. In the end Palomba closes 16th. Retirement also for Alex Maragliano (Maranello SRP Factory Team – Maranello – TM Racing) and Longhi (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM Racing).

  • The two young Kean Nakamura Berta (Prema Racing – KR – IAME) and Alex Powell (Prema Racing – KR – IAME) finished respectively 17th and 19th. 21st Pedro Hiltbrand (Birel Art Racing – Birel Art – TM Racing).


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