The renewed International Circuit Napoli of Sarno (Salerno) highlighted once again the competitiveness of about 240 drivers present at the second and closing round of the series. The challenge has been highly spectacular despite the very hot temperatures. Qualifying heats on Saturday contributed to the selection of the main protagonists and now all is set for the final stages that will take place on Sunday, July 31 when the KZ2, OK, OKJ and MINI titles will be awarded. The racing action will be available in Live Streaming.
KZ2 – Palomba dominates the scene.
In KZ2 the winner of the opening round of Lonato, the Italian Giuseppe Palomba (BirelART Racing/BirelART-TM Racing-LeCont) dominated the first half of the weekend of Sarno. He claimed the pole position in qualifying practice and secured 3 wins in as many heats run. The main rival so far is Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame), but the Finn Paavo Tonteri (CRG Racing Team/CRG-TM Racing) and the Swede Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex), that were respectively second and third in the closing heat on Saturday, have what it takes to challenge for the win.
Classification after the heats: Palomba pen. 0; 2. Albanese pen. 8; 3. Milell pen. 11; 4. Tonteri pen. 13; 5. Vasile pen. 16; 6. Renaudin pen. 19; 7. Leuillet pen. 26; 8. Carbonnel pen. 28.
OK – Deligny leads the pack.
OK is currently headed by the Frenchman Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing-MG), who is chased by the Finn Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex), the Belgian Douwe Dedecker (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame), the Dane David Walther (Koski Motorsport/Tony Kart-Vortex), the Brit Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn/LN-Vortex), the Jamaican Alex Powell (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame). After the retirement from the first heat, the classification leader from Japan Kean Nakamura-Berta (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame) recovered some lost ground instead.
Classification after the heats: 1. Deligny pen. 2; 2. Taponen pen. 6; 3. Dedecker pen. 8; 4. Walter pen. 9; 5. Slater pen. 9; 6. Powell pen. 15; 7. Turney pen. 16; 8. Stolcermanis pen. 18.
OKJ – Gladysz takes the lead.
In OKJ the Pole Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn/LN-Vortex-Vega) took the lead, but the classification leader Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) bounced back from the seventh place in qualifying and installed himself in P2 after the qualifying heats. The Brit Nathan Tye (Sodikart/Sodikart-TM Racing) and Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport/Tony Kart-Vortex) were also among the quickest. Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing) scored four wins in the heats, but he is only eighth due to a DNF.
Classification after the heats: 1. Gladysz pen. 12; 2. Przrowski pen. 13; 3. Tye pen. 17; 4. Matveev pen. 18; 5. Kutskov pen. 20; 6. Bouzar pen. 22; 7. Rechenmacher pen. 24; 8. Khavalkin pen. 25.
MINI – Martinese and Costoya neck to neck.
Several drivers are battling out MINI. The duel on top mainly involved the Italian Iacopo Martinese (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame-Vega) and the winner of the past edition from Spain Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing). A lot of other drivers are ready to fight for the top though, as the Dutch Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix/Alonso-Iame), the other Italian Filippo Sala (Team Driver/KR-Iame) and classification leader Vladimir Ivannikov (Gamoto/EKS-TM Racing).
Classification after the heats: 1. Martinese pen. 3; 2. Costoya pen. 3; 3. Sala pen. 9; 4. Hoogendoorn pen. 10; 5. Pancotti pen. 15; 6. Crisan pen. 15; 7. Palocko pen. 18; 8. Van Langendonck pen. 24.
The program of Sarno: WSK Euro Series, Round 2
Sunday, July 31 (Live Streaming)
08:45 – 10:12: Warm-up
10:20 – 12:30: Prefinals
13:00 – 15:00: Finals (13:00 OKJ; 13:30 MINI; 14:00 KZ2; 14:30 OK).