Sprint to the finish in WSK Euro Series. The weekend that has just ended has named the first winner of WSK Euro Series in Lonato: Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) claimed the victory in the second of the two races of KZ2, followed by Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart-Vortex), 2nd, and by Marijn Kremers (BirelArt-TM), on 3rd place. The final chequered flag will wave next weekend in the fourth round of the season that will award the OK, OKJ and 60 Mini titles in Adria (I). In the photo above, the three drivers at the prizegiving ceremony.
The decisive races in live streaming overnight.
The most awaited moment of the season will have Adria as its most fascinating setting. The Adria Karting Raceway will, in fact, host a completely overnight weekend. Floodlights of the circuit near Adria will favour the most special pictures of the year, as always broadcast live. The appointment is for Saturday, June 23rd with start of Prefinals at 18:20 and the last Final ending at 22:25.
Winning leap for Marco Ardigò in KZ2.
Two strong races to give one’s best in WSK Euro Series KZ2: this has been the approach of the Finn Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone), who won the opener in Sarno. At the second and decisive race in Lonato, Puhakka found his Italian teammate Marco Ardigò (in the photo above) putting in a better weekend compared to that of the opener. The challenge between the two seemed to go Ardigò’s ways in the closing day and Puhakka was also hit by tough luck as he had to end the Final early due to the contact on lap one. Ardigò won the race and reached 160 points, recovering from P6 to P1 and leaving Puhakka (below, left) second at 122 points. The third place went to the Dutch Marijn Kremers (BirelArt-TM, below right) who totalled 118 points thanks to the second place in the Final that improved on the round in Sarno that was mean with results. Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart-Vortex, 104 p.) was fourth but he would have hoped for more had he not slowed down while chasing Ardigò. The Dutch Bas Lammers (Sodi-TM, 99 p.) ended fifth thanks to several good placings.
Lorenzo Travisanutto kept the lead in OK.
The Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR-Iame-Bridgestone, above) was not as uncatchable in Lonato as he had been in Angerville, but he managed to retain the lead on Dino Beganovic (Tony Kart-Vortex, below left) nevertheless thanks to the second place in the Final. The winner of Prefinal B Beganovic saw his gap nearly unchanged (from 215 to 196 points), but Dexter Patterson (KR-Iame, below right) is getting ready for the final charge, strong of the fair and square win secured last weekend. The Scot dominated from heats to the Final in Lonato and now is third, very close to the leading duo at 190 points. The Dutch Dilano Van t’Hoff lost a bit of ground and was pushed down to P4 at 120 points, while the Brit Harry Thompson (FA Kart-Vortex) reached P5 at 91 points thanks to the podium claimed at the South Garda Karting.
Andrea Antonelli gets the lead in OKJ.
The victory of the OK Junior Final in Lonato by the Brit Arvid Lindblad (Exprit-TM-Vega) and the great performance by the American Ugo Ugochuckwu (FA Kart-Vortex), who aimed at the full haul after winning Prefinal B, were not enough to place them in contention for the top. The third change on top in three races happened instead: after the victory in Prefinal A and the third place in the Final at the South Garda Karting circuit, the Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR-Iame, above) took the lead of the standings at 201 points. Antonelli overtook the Dutch drivers Robert De Haan (Energy-TM), who lost the lead and slipped down to fifth at 126 points, while Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart-Vortex, below left) is still second at 179 points. The Russian Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-Vortex, below right) won the opener in Sarno and is now third at 167 points. The Australian James Wharton (FA Kart-Vortex) follows him at 134 points after recovering two places thanks to the second place in the Final at South Garda Karting.
William Macintyre leading 60 Mini after all.
The Brit William Macintyre (Parolin-TM-Vega, above) got off to a bad start in Lonato and did not post a time in qualifying of 60 Mini. The classification leader had a huge climb to face starting behind among the 92 verified drivers: he nevertheless completed his task brilliantly thanks to a great start that launched Macintyre to the fifth place under the chequered flag. This result keeps the Brit on top of the classification at 195 points. He is followed by the promise from United Arab Emirates Rashid Al Dhaheri (Parolin-TM, below left), who reached 177 points thanks to the third place obtained in Lonato. The Belgian Douwe Dedecker (Parolin-TM, below right) has been the rising star of the weekend as he won heats and Final and now stands third at 173 points very close to the front-runners. The Jamaican Alex Powell (Energy-TM) slipped down from P2 to P4 at 135 points and leads the Belgian Ean Eyckmans (Parolin-TM) at 121.
Validity for the Italian ACI Karting OK and OK Junior Championship.
The final round for these two categories will take place this coming weekend in Adria. The classification currently sees Dino Beganovic (Tony Kart-Vortex) leading OK at 180 points. He is followed by Dexter Patterson at 139 and Lorenzo Travisanutto (both on KR-Iame) at 104. Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-Vortex) leads OKJ at 157 points, while Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart-Vortex) is second at 113 and Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR-Iame) third at 111.