Cremona Circuit all packed, 300 drivers expected in the closing round of the WSK Super Master Series

Published on Friday, April 21, 2023

Cremona Circuit all packed, 300 drivers expected in the closing round of the WSK Super Master Series

The closing round of the WSK Super Master Series will take place at the Cremona Circuit next April 27-30. All the protagonists of the season will fight for the the MINI, OKJ, OK and KZ2 titles.

A particularly busy double weekend for WSK Promotion, with the imminent opening of the Italian Formula 4 Championship on April 23rd in Imola, and at the same time, the great organizational work for the preparation of the fourth and final round of the WSK Super Masters Series on April 27-30 in Cremona, where a "sold out" event is announced with about 300 entered drivers.

All the protagonists of the four categories of the championship are expected at the Cremona Circuit, from the smallest MINI to the most powerful OKJ, OK and KZ2, for a great event that can be followed live on TV Streaming on Sunday. Classifications are open to all results, 153 points are up for grabs for the first classified in Cremona.

The standings in the championship after the first three events in Lonato, Franciacorta and Sarno are still open to any outcome, thanks to the point system for this fourth race in Cremona, where the first classified driver can earn a whopping 153 points. In the following is how the championship looks for each category.

 

KZ2 – Bertuca leads a good group of rivals.

In the KZ2 category, the Italian driver Cristian Bertuca (#101 Birel ART Racing/BirelART-TM-Vega) is in the lead with 241 points, thanks to his excellent results in the previous three races (victory in Lonato, second place in Franciacorta and third in Sarno). However, challenging the leader are his teammate, the English driver Freddie Slater (#127 Birel ART Racing/BirelART-TM), who climbed to 148 points with a victory in the previous race in Sarno and the French driver Emilien Denner (#121 Sodikart/Sodi-TM), who is always very fast and ready to make his mark, currently third at 146 points. Close behind with 144 points is another French driver, Tom Leuillet (#110 Tony Kart R.T./Tony Kart-Vortex), who won in Franciacorta but was forced to retire in Sarno and the Italian driver Giuseppe Palomba (#102 Birel ART Racing/BirelART-TM) totalled 136 points so far and is determined to make a comeback.

KZ2 championship classification KZ2:
Cristian Bertuca (ITA) points 241
Freddie Slater (GBR) points 148
Emilien Denner (FRA) points 146
Tom Leuillet (FRA) points 144
Giuseppe Palomba (ITA) points 136

 

OK – Egozi leads and author of a strong season so far.

In OK, the American driver Luis James Egozi (#204 Tony Kart R.T./Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont) proved to be very productive and so far has had a high-level season, with a victory in Lonato and other good placements that have led him to occupy the first position with 219 points. Not far behind is the Danish driver David Walther (#201 Koski Motorsport/Tony Kart-Vortex) with 172 points and a victory in Franciacorta. Also, the performance of the Dutch driver René Lammers (#234 Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM) has been excellent, third with 167 points and second in Sarno, as well as that of the French driver Jimmy Helias (#245 Ward Racing/Tony Kart-Vortex) with 134 points. The Italian driver Luigi Coluccio (#203 Tony Kart R.T./Tony Kart-Vortex) is on the rise with a victory obtained in Sarno after the first two rather unlucky races.

OK championship classification:
Luis James Egozi (USA) points 219
David Walther (DNK) points 172
René Lammers (NLD) points 167
Jimmy Helias (FRA) points 134
Luigi Coluccio (ITA) points 125

 

OKJ – Hanna Hernandez in the lead with a small margin. 

The situation in OK-Junior is rather open and the difference in points between the top-ranked drivers is very close. The victory obtained in the third round in Sarno earned the Colombian Salim Hanna Hernandez (#328 Ricky Flynn/LN Kart-Vortex-Vega) lead of the standings with 153 points. He is followed by the Belgian Dries Van Langendonck (#351 Energy Corse/Energy-TM) with 147 points, who reduced the gap with a win in the Prefinal at Sarno. The previous leader Stepan Antonov (#310 KR Motorsport/KR-Iame) slipped to third place, while his teammate, the Ukrainian Oleksandr Bondarev (#305 KR Motorsport/KR-Iame), moved up to fourth place with 120 points thanks to his second place on the podium at Sarno. Filippo Sala (#334 Sodikart/Sodi-TM) only gained a handful of points and slipped down to fifth place with 110 points.   

OKJ championship classification:
Salim Hanna Hernandez (COL) points 153
Dries Van Langendonck (BEL) points 147
Stepan Antonov points 136
Oleksandr Bondarev (UKR) points 120
Filippo Sala (ITA) points 110.

 

MINI GR.3 – Hoogendoorn keeps the leadership.

In the highly contested MINI Gr.3, the Dutch driver Dean Hoogendoorn (#536 Kidix/KR-Iame-Vega) secured his position at the top of the leaderboard with 245 points after finishing third in the final at Sarno. He is followed closely by the Turkish driver Iskender Zulfikari (#521 BabyRace/Parolin-Iame) with 226 points, who finished second in the previous race behind Gianmatteo Rousseau (#541 Kidix/KR-Iame), another driver from the Kidix team. The other MINI Gr.3 drivers who are in the mix include Bosco Arias Chavarri (#505 Team Driver/KR-Iame), who is in third place with 151 points, and his teammate from Team Driver, the Romanian driver Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (#502 Team Driver/KR-Iame), who is in fourth place with 131 points. Tied for fourth place with the same amount of points is Vladimir Ivannikov (#512 Gamoto/EKS-TM), who secured his position with a win in the Prefinal at Sarno and a sixth-place finish in the Final.

MINI Gr.3 championship classification:
Dean Hoogendoorn (NLD) points 245
Iskender Zulfikari (TUR) points 226
Bosco Arias Chavarri (ESP) points 151
Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (ROU) points 131
Vladimir Ivannikov points 131.

 

MINI GR.3 UNDER 10 – Venant still in the lead of a very compact classification.

The classification is rather short also in the MINI Gr.3 Under 10, where there are several contenders ready to give the final blow to Cremona and win the championship, which is still in the hands of the Belgian Antoine Venant (# 543 Kidix / KR-Iame-Vega) with 186 points. The Swede Maximus Unt (# 566 Ward Racing / Tony Kart-TM) has moved to just 30 points behind thanks to his victory in Sarno, while the Ukrainian Oleksandr Legenkyi (# 501 Team Driver / KR-Iame), the protagonist of a very positive season, is 35 points behind. With his second place obtained in Sarno, Daniil Kutskov (# 524 BabyRace / Parolin-Iame) moved up to fourth position with 142 points, while the Italian Achille Rea (# 553 CRG Racing Team / CRG-TM) is fifth with 126 points thanks to the victory obtained in Franciacorta.      

MINI Gr.3 Under 10 championship classification:
Antoine Vanant (BEL) points 186
Maximus Unt (SWE) points 156
Oleksandr Legenkyi (UKR) points 151
Daniil Kutskov points 142
Achille Rea (ITA) points 126.

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