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WSK Super Master Series rd 2, Lonato: qualifying – Pole position for Denner (KZ2), Ferreira (OK), Fluxa (OKJ) and Vibriantis (MINI)
Luca Basso
11 February 2022

[Translated with Google]

After the first race held last week, WSK Promotion remains at South Garda Karting in Lonato for the second of the four rounds of the WSK Super Master Series. The weekend kicks off with a significant turnout of drivers in all four international categories: 108 in MINI, 90 in OKJ, 60 in OK and 93 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: redemption of Emilien Denner, Senna Van Walstijn chases

Tires: Vega

  • The first round two weeks ago started with a retirement in qualifying, a surprising ride from the bottom in the qualifying heats and a difficult final. This time, Emilien Denner (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) is in better shape than ever and her pole position is hers: 45.272 the best time recorded by the Frenchman in Group 1.

  • Denner's teammate, Senna Van Walstijn (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), is solid in second position in the combined standings, thanks to the best lap of 45,576 and the relative first position in group 2. The Dutch driver, winner of the first two WSK events also taking into account the Champions Cup, aims for the third consecutive success.

  • At the first qualifying of the 2022 season, KZ2 International Super Cup winner Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) sets the best time of group 3 in 45,728, which translates into a third position in the combined standings.

  • Viktor Gustavsson (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) signs the fourth position in the general classification, stopping 53 thousandths of a second from Denner's time in his group. David Trefilov (Maranello SRP Factory Team - Maranello - TM Racing) is also in shape, third two weeks ago, who grabs the fifth position. After a first round of acclimatization to the new team, Adrien Renaudin (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) is ranked sixth.

  • Among the top positions of the standings we also find Pedro Hiltbrand (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), second in round 1 and today seventh in the combined standings. The Spaniard is ahead of his teammate (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), eighth, and Jeremy Iglesias (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), ninth. The Top 10 was closed by Paavo Tonteri (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), tenth.

  • Stan Pex (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) touches the Top 10 and "marries" in 11th position, with Giuseppe Palomba (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) 12th. In the Top 15 we find another Maranello chassis, that of Ivan Klymenko (Maranello SRP Factory Team - Maranello - TM Racing) in 13th position. Excellent 14th position for Matteo Zanchi (Matteo Zanchi - Birel Art - TM Racing), just ahead of Alex Maragliano Pollini (Renda Motorsport - Birel Art - TM Racing), 15th.

  • Tom Leuillet (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) is 16th, followed by Daniel Vasile (DR - DR - Modena), 17th, Genis Civico (Modena Kart - Birel Art - TM Racing), 18th, Davide Foré (Drago Corse Racing Team - Drago Corse - TM Racing), 19th, and David Liwinski (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 20th.

  • Arvid Lindblad (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) does not go beyond 25th position, behind Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 24th. Still in difficulty Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), reigning KZ world champion, 29th despite a rich number of starters. In front of him is the WSK Super Master Series runner-up Juho Valtanen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 28th. Giacomo Pollini (Renda Motorsport - Birel Art - TM Racing), first in the KZ2 European Championship, is ranked 39th.


OK: Matheus Ferreira again in pole position in Lonato

Tires: LeCont

  • Two races, two pole positions for Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) in the WSK Super Master Series. The Brazilian is very fast also in the second round of Lonato and signs the pole position with a time of 45.989 in qualifying group 1.

  • After the great victory two weeks ago, Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) is still talking about him at South Garda Karting, a circuit with which he cultivates a particular feeling. On the last lap available in the group 2 session, the Italian set a time of 45,998, 9 thousandths of a second behind Ferreira.

  • With a 0.147 second gap from Ferreira, Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) gets the second position in group 1, consequently he is third in the combined qualifying standings. In the other group, Cristian Bertuca (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) finishes just 13 thousandths of a second behind Coluccio and, despite a fastest lap of Powell, is fourth in the general classification.

  • Overall, group 1 is slower than group 2, but Ferreira's absolute best time favors the drivers of the first session. Among them, the OK world champion Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) ranks fifth in the combined standings. Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is behind him, sixth.

  • Akshay Bohra (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), seventh, precedes Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), eighth and on the podium in the first round of the championship. Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), ninth, and Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), tenth, closed the Top 10.

  • Maksim Orlov (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) is classified 11th, while James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) gets a solid 12th position. The two Japanese Rintaro Sato (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) and Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) occupy the 13th and 14th position respectively. Gustaw Wisniewski (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), third in the first round, is 15th.


OKJ: KR's one-two with Lucas Fluxa and Douwe Dedecker

Tires: Vega

  • Last WSK Final Cup champion Lucas Fluxa (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is back in front of the standings again. The Spaniard defeats fierce competition in Group 1 and signs a time of 47,584: enough to relegate him to the top position also in the combined standings.

  • Douwe Dedecker (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) signs the Kart Republic double with the best chronometric reference (47.657) in group 3 and the consequent second position in the overall. Enea Frey (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) is ahead of everyone in group 2 (47.715) and gets the third position.

  • Compared to the previous round, Nathan Tye (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) improves his performance in qualifying and is second in group 1, 96 thousandths of a second behind the pole sitter Fluxa. The Briton is fourth, ahead of Zhenrui Chi (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), fifth, and Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), sixth.

  • Maxens Verbrugge (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), making his first appearance with Forza Racing, is seventh overall in qualifying. Griffin Peebles (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) finished eighth, while Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), author of the pole positions of the first two rounds of the WSK and today ninth, and Emanuele Olivieri ( IPK Official Racing Team - IPK - TM Racing), tenth.

  • Sebastian Lehtimaki (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) finishes qualifying 11th, followed by Oleksandr Bondarev (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), 12th, Tiziano monza (DPK Racing - KR - IAME), 13th, Thomas Strauven (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), 14th, And Luviwe Sambudla (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 15th.

  • First in the last WSK Champions Cup, Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing) is 21st, while René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), winner of the first round of the championship, is “only” 28th. Uphill weekend also for Marcus Saeter (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), 22nd, Kirill Kutskov (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 24th, and Miguel Costa (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME), 42 °.


MINI: Ainis Vibriantis surprises everyone in qualifying

Tires: Vega

  • First pole position in a WSK event for Ainis Vibriantis (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing). The Lithuanian, 29th in the first round of the championship in Lonato, achieves a surprising first position in group 4 thanks to a time of 52,369, the best overall by combining the other groups.

  • Roman Kamyab (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) is the fastest in group 3 with a lap of 52,388, but with only 21 thousandths of a second from Vibriantis' time, he ranks second in the overall standings.

  • Bogdan Cosma-Cristofor (Gulstar Racing - KR - IAME) redeems himself from the first weekend of the WSK Super Master Series with the first position in group 2 (52.684) and the third position in the ranking. Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) also confirmed his speed, first in group 1 (52,698) and fourth in the standings.

  • Niklas Schaufler (Emme Racing - EKS - TM Racing) is 141 thousandths of a second (52.510) behind Vibriantis and, although he has a faster time than Cosma-Cristofor and di Sala, he is fifth due to the combined classification. Scott King Lindblom (Gamoto - EKS - TM Racing) gains sixth position, ahead of Ludovico Mazzola (Drago Corse Racing Team - EKS - TM Racing), seventh, and Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), eighth .

  • Completing the Top 10 are Dries Van Langendonck (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), winner of the first round of the championship and today ninth in qualifying, and Christian Costya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), tenth.

  • Dan Allemann (Spirit Racing - EKS - TM Racing) occupies 11th position, followed by William Caleja (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) in 12th position. Jindrich Pesl (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) is "only" 13th, ahead of Kosei Oguma (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 14th, and Jack Iliffe (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 15th.


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