Lonato kicking off the WSK Final Cup 2018 with 259 drivers on track.

Published on Friday, October 19, 2018

Lonato kicking off the WSK Final Cup 2018 with 259 drivers on track.

The challenge is on: 259 drivers made it to technical scrutineering and got on track today at South Garda Karting in Lonato del Garda (BS) to get the first indications ahead of the WSK Final Cup 2018. Entry lists have been growing until the deadline and the opening is already quite successful in terms of presence. The weekend in Lonato got underway today with free practice and technical-sporting scrutineering: qualifying practice took place in the afternoon and was followed by the initial heats. The first interesting indications have already been given in this important phase of the season, where some top names have made a category switch.

The spectacle live on the web.

WSK Promotion media production has placed its cameras on the 1200 meters long circuit South Garda Karting. All is set for the closing day on Sunday 21st: heat is on to see the outcome of the finals. Live video will cover all the races that will be available through the live streaming feed posted on the official web page wsk.it from local 10:50.

Good start for Brando Badoer in 60 Mini.

Brando Badoer (Parolin-TM-Vega) opened his weekend with a great performance being the fastest in 60 Mini in 53”522s. He led the Russian Dmitry Matveev (CRG-TM) and the Swede Oscar Pedersen (Luxor-LKE). The paddock of Lonato is full of big names: Brando’s dad, former F.1 driver Luca Badoer, is happy about the performance of his pupil, who displayed a crescendo of results this year. Badoer kept his momentum winning the first heat this evening, while the other two went to Jamaica’s Alex Powell (Energy-TM) and to the Brit Coskun Irfan (Parolin-TM). Above, one of the 60 Mini races of today.

Nikita Bedrin setting the pace in OK Junior.

The Russian Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) has been very quick in OKJ posting a best lap of 47”567s. The starting grid is going to be quite interesting: the Italian Andrea Antonelli (KR-Parilla) is second despite being at the debut in the category with Rosberg Racing, the team set up by F.1. World Champion Nico Rosberg. Enzo Trulli (CRG-TM) is third. He is another son following father’s footsteps: his dad Jarno is also a former F.1. driver. Also to the fore in the heats, the Brits James Wharton (FA-Vortex) and Taylor Barnard (KR-Parilla) are two drivers to surely keep an eye on tomorrow.

Lorenzo Travisanutto, happy streak in OK.

The Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR-Parilla-Bridgestone) confirmed to be on top of OK and posted today the quickest time in 46”578s, leading the Swede Dino Beganovic (Tony Kart-Vortex) and the Brit Dexter Patterson (KR-Parilla). The Italian, fresh World Champion of the category, confirmed to be on top winning also one of the heats. Patterson also put his name forward to the victory, claiming the win in the second heat.

Anthony Abbasse ready for the fight it KZ2.

In KZ2, the French Anthony Abbasse (SodiKart-TM-Bridgestone) put in a winning performance posting the quickest time in qualifying in 46”572s. He led fellow countryman Emilien Denner (KalìKart-TM) and team mate from Holland Bas Lammers. The latter later on started an in-house battle winning the first heat in the evening as Abbasse was second. On top, the start of the first KZ2 heat.

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