Parolin Motorsport's 11 drivers performed very well in three of the four categories at the opening round of the WSK Euro Series in Lonato. René Lammers finished on the second step of the OK-Junior podium while Enzo Deligny finished in the OK top five after a fantastic 19-place climb. The Mini Final was tough despite Dries van Langendonck's 7th place and Christian Costoya's 8th place.
It was hot, very hot even, on the South Garda Karting circuit during this WSK Euro Series event. The thermometer often exceeded 30° under an azure sky and relentless sunshine.
Parolin Racing Kart was the best represented chassis brand in Mini with 35% of the field, as well as in all categories with 20% of all participants, totalling over 50 chassis. The progress of the Bassano del Grappa brand in OK and OK-Junior, with the recent European Championship, did not go unnoticed.
"It was a very satisfying weekend in terms of performance, a little less in terms of results," Marco Parolin confided. "Enzo Deligny was dominating OK until his mechanical problem in the Prefinal. His superb 19-place recovery in the Final showed the competitiveness of the driver and his machine by obtaining an unexpected top five. The bad luck for Anatholy Khavalkin, our OK-Junior European Champion, was compensated by the admirable performance of René Lammers who led him to 2nd position. Zac Drummond achieved a real feat from his 54th place in Qualifying to 8th place in the Final. In the Mini class we started well with William Calleja in 5th place in Qualifying, Dries van Langendonck in 4th place and Christian Costoya in 6th place in the heats. Dries and Christian fought it out in the Final to finish 7th and 8th, but William dropped out on his way to the top 10. Our equipment confirmed its performance with Jack Illife in 15th place (+0 pl) and Alessandro Truchot in 17th place (+12 pl). Our progress included fastest laps in the three categories. We will learn from this meeting to prepare for the second round in Sarno in a fortnight, on the circuit that will host the FIA Karting World Championship - OK and OK-Junior in mid-September."
Dries van Langendonck
9th in Qualifying, 4th after the heats (+5), 7th in the Final and the Championship
11th in Qualifying, 6th after the heats (+5 pl) with two wins, 8th in Final and Championship
5th in Qualifying, 20th after the heats with two fastest laps in the race, retired in the Final
20th in Qualifying, 2nd after the heats with three wins, two fastest laps in the race and a gain of 18 places, 2nd in Final, 3rd in Championship
54th in Qualifying, 21st after heats (+33 pl), 3rd in Prefinal (+8 pl), 8th in Final (+9pl) and Championship
2nd in Qualifying, 11th after the heats with one win and one fastest lap in the race, retirement in the Prefinal and Final
2nd in Qualifying, 1st after the heats with two wins and two fastest laps in the race, retirement in Prefinal, 19 places gained and 5th position in Final and Championship