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WSK Super Master Series rd 4, Sarno: qualifying – Pole position for Van Hoepen (KZ2), Powell (OK), Matveev (OKJ) and Pesl (MINI)
Luca Basso
11 March 2022

[Translated with Google]

Only one week after the third appointment held on the La Conca circuit, WSK Promotion is back on track in Sarno for the fourth and final round of the WSK Super Master Series. A good turnout of drivers is confirmed in the three international categories competing: 79 in MINI, 79 in OKJ, 57 in OK and 56 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: Laurens Van Hoepen's first seal of the season

Tires: Vega

  • Next to compete for a full season in single-seaters, Laurens Van Hoepen (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) puts everyone behind in qualifying for the last round of the WSK Super Master Series in Sarno. The young Dutch driver, with a time of 53.194 in group 2, signs the pole position.

  • A few hundredths of a second behind Van Hoepen, with a time of 53.229, we find Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), the fastest in group 1 and second in the combined standings.

  • Minimum gaps in the top positions of the ranking. Pedro Hiltbrand (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), currently fifth in the championship, conquers the third position, while behind him is Tom Leuillet (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), fourth.

  • Senna Van Walstijn (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), one of the contenders for the title, ranks fifth: an advantageous position compared to his rivals, because David Trefilov (Maranello SRP Factory Team - Maranello - TM Racing) is "only" 17th, while Stan Pex (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) is even 34th. Better Emilien Denner (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing), not far from the Dutch teammate with the eighth position.

  • Jeremy Iglesias (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing) finished qualifying in sixth position, behind his compatriot Adrien Renaudin (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), seventh.

  • KZ world champion Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) opens the weekend with the ninth position. Matteo Viganò (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), on the podium of Round 2 in Lonato, is tenth.

  • Kris Haanen (SP Motorsport - KR - TM Racing) close to the Top 10, 11th. Two Finns in the immediately following positions: Paavo Tonteri (CRG Racing Team - CRG - TM Racing), 12th, and Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex), 13th.

  • Scrolling through the ranking, we find Alessio Piccini (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 14th, Michael Paparo (IPK Official Racing Team - IPK - TM Racing), 15th, and Davidd Liwinski (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 16th.


OK: 1-2 for KR Motorsport with Powell and Nakamura Berta

Tires: LeCont

  • All KR Motorsport “virtual” front row in qualifying for the OK class. Alex Powell (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) and Kean Nakamura Berta (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), both in their first full season in the category, respectively occupy the top two positions in the standings: the licensed driver from Jamaica is first with a time of 53.349, while the Japanese is second with a reference of 53.509.

  • Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) occupies the third position, but behind him there are two contenders for this year's title: Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) is fourth, with the championship leader. Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) fifth.

  • In the Top 10 we also find Maksimilian Popov (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), sixth, and David Walther (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex), seventh. Yuanpu Cui (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is eighth, ahead of David Zachary (Sauber Academy - KR - IAME), ninth, and Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), tenth.

  • Sebastiano Pavan (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) is just outside the Top 10, 11th. Luka Sammalisto (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is classified 12th, while Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) is 13th. Coskun Irfan (Shamick Europe - Parolin - IAME), 14th, and Rafael Modonese (Leclerc by Lennox Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing), 15th, complete the group of the top 15.

  • Among the drivers who occupy the top positions in the championship standings, Cristian Bertuca (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) is 18th; James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) is 26th; Matteo De Palo (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is 38th.

  • In difficulty Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex) and Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team - Tony Kart - Vortex): the two, respectively second and fifth in the championship, occupy the 25th and 28th position.


OKJ: pole position poker for Dmitry Matveev

Tires: Vega

  • In this 2022 season we often read his name in first position in the qualifying standings, and in Sarno there is no exception: Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport - Tony Kart - Vortex) signs the fourth pole position out of five races, with a time of 55,497.

  • Practically with the title almost in his pocket, Oleksandr Bondarev (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) secures the second position, with the best time in group 1 of 55.547. Elliot Kaczynski (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex) is the fastest in group 3 (55,893) and occupies the third position.

  • The only one able to snatch a pole position with Matveev present on the track, Lucas Fluxa (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is fourth, ahead of Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), fifth, and Guillaume Bouzar ( KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), sixth.

  • Seventh position for Kirill Kutskov (Birel Art Racing - Birel Art - TM Racing) in today's qualifying, with Nathan Tye (Sodikart - Sodikart - TM Racing) in eighth position. Matias Orjuela (Shamick Europe - Parolin - TM Racing) snatches the ninth position, while Emanuele Olivieri (IPK Official Racing Team - IPK - TM Racing) closes the Top 10 with the tenth position.

  • Douwe Dedecker (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME) is just outside the Top 10, 12th and also behind his teammate Lenn Nijs (KR Motorsport - KR - IAME), 11th. Aleksandar Bogunovic (DPK Racing - KR IAME) is 13th, Alex O’Grady (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing) is 14th and Salim Hanna (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex) is 15th.

  • Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing - Tony Kart - Vortex), fifth in the championship and third in Muro Leccese, is ranked 19th at the end of qualifying. Further back René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 28th, as well as Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport - LN - Vortex), 40th. Finally, in the second half of the standings we find Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), 50th, and Maxens Verbrugge (Forza Racing - Exprit - TM Racing), 52nd.


MINI: Jindrich Pesl on the hunt for the title

Tires: Vega

  • He has won the last two races and has a considerable advantage in the standings to take home the title, but Jindrich Pesl (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) is not satisfied. The Czech driver snatches the pole position in qualifying by recording a time of 1: 02.717.

  • Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) does not give up and snatches the best time in group 2 (1: 02.912), but fails to overtake Pesl. The Italian is still mathematically in the game for the title fight.

  • Jack Iliffe (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) gains the third position with a time of 1: 03.153, the best of group 3. Kilian Josseron (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) is fourth, while Iacopo Martinese (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), second in La Conca, is fifth classified.

  • Alessandro Truchot (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing occupies the sixth position, ahead of Luuk Taal (Energy Corse - Energy Corse - TM Racing), seventh. Christian Costya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), third in the championship after La Conca He is eighth Two positions behind is Dries Van Langendonck (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), the other driver vying for the title, tenth.

  • Between Costya and Van Langendonck, in ninth position, we find Giulio Miranda (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME). Iskender Zulfikari (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) is just out of the top ten, 11th, followed by Filippo Pancotti (AVRacing - Parolin - TM Racing), 12th, and Scott Lindblom (Gamoto - EKS - TM Racing) , 13 °. Zeyu Shen (AVRacing - Parolin - TM Racing), 14th and Samuel Woolley (DR - DR - TM Racing), 15th, close the Top 15.


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