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Final classification of the WSK Open Cup after the conclusive round at Castelletto (I)
Giovanni Mele
13 November 2019

Victory in two rounds for the WSK Open Cup.

Two close and exciting rounds to fight for the WSK Open Cup in Lonato (BS) and Castelletto di Branduzzo (PV). This has been the Series that lived its closing act last weekend as part of finale of WSK Promotion’s International Karting calendar. The duels for the classification have been frequent and mirrored those on track, thanks also to the sporting regulations that rewarded the results after heats, Prefinals and Finals. After the victory claimed by Giuseppe Palomba (BirelArt-TM-Bridgestone) in in the one-round race of KZ2 held in Lonato, the drivers contesting OK, OK-Junior and 60 Mini had to fight for the win in Castelletto too.

Taylor Barnard secured the OK victory lap after lap.

The Brit Taylor Barnard (below on centre, KR-Iame-Bridgestone) thought to have the victory of OK in the bag after the win in Lonato. His amazing fellow-countryman Joseph Turney (below left, Tony Kart-Vortex) has been very competitive in Castelletto though and took the victory in the Final, while Barnard even slipped down to P7 instead, temporarily losing the classification lead to Turney. Barnard had to fight his way through the pack to get back on the top of the classification and ended the race behind Turney at the sprint to the line. He nevertheless managed to keep the lead of the classification with 220 points, against the 188 scored by Turney. Kirill Smal (below right, Tony Kart-Vortex) hoped for a better result, as he was second heading into Castelletto. The Russian has been very competitive but slipped down at halfway through the race and was relegated to the third place of the classification at 171 points. The Dutch Dilano Van’t Hoff (Exprit-TM) obtained a good fourth place at 95 points and led the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (Tony Kart-Vortex), who was fifth at 62. On top, the podium of the final classification of the WSK Open Cup in OK category.

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Andrea Antonelli beating rivals and tough luck in OKJ.

Andrea Antonelli (below on centre, KR-Iame-Vega) set the benchmark in OK-Junior, as he has been the only one always on top: two wins in the Final (in Lonato and Castelletto) earned Antonelli the top of the classification with 227 points. The Russian Artem Severiukhin (below left, Tony Kart-Vortex) ended second at 164 points recovering some places thanks to the P2 scored in Castelletto’s Final. Martinius Stenshorne (below right, KR-Iame) had high hopes too, as he led the pack after qualifying, but accused some delay in the Final and eventually ended third in the classification at 125 points. The American Ugo Ugochuckwu (FA Kart-Vortex) obtained a good fourth place with 117 points and led the Russian Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-Vortex), who slipped down to P5 at 102. Above, the podium of the final standings in OKJ category.

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Nikola Tsolov victorious in 60 Mini.

The Bulgarian Nikola Tsolov (below on center, Parolin-TM-Vega) put the WSK Open Cup victory in the bag thanks to the full haul in Lonato, but he kept his momentum also in Castelletto where only the Russian Dmitry Matveev (below left, Energy-TM) could beat him in a red-hot Final. Tsolov had the upper hand in the final classification with 220 points, but Matveev, who only competed in the second round, managed to climb straight from zero to the second place at 152 points. Among their rivals, the Thai Enzo Tarnvanichkul (below right, Parolin-TM) came to the fore in Castelletto and managed to close his campaign in this series in third at 120 points. The Austrian Kiano Blum (Parolin-TM) has been constant and ended the WSK Open Cup in fourth place at 109 points, while the Pole Jan Przyrowsky recovered several positions and ended fifth at 101. Above, the podium of 60 Mini.

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The chance to bounce back at the WSK Final Cup in live streaming.

Engines are still warm, and the chance to bounce back is already here. After only a few days of break, the weekend of WSK Final Cup is approaching fast: the closing weekend of the 2019 season will, in fact, take place this coming weekend at the Adria Karting Raceway in Ardia (RO). This is a single-race event that will be available through the extensive coverage provided by the usual WSK channels and the Facebook page of WSK Promotion. The appointment is for Sunday, November 17th with the start of Prefinals at 9:50.

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