Thanks to Rene Lammers in OK and Christian Costoya in OK-Junior, Parolin Motorsport showed an excellent level of competitiveness at Franciacorta for the first round of the WSK Euro Series. After top-class performances in the Qualifying stages, Lammers and Costoya rounded off a solid weekend with 7th place in the Finals. In the Senior class, Miguel Costa and Anatoly Khavalkin rounded off a positive weekend with 13th and 15th places.
The Franciacorta circuit will soon be hosting the Champions of the Future Euro Series as a prelude to the OK and Junior World Championships at the beginning of October. Preparations for the world event are already well underway at the Bassano del Grappa factory, with results in both categories already promising.
"We could have hoped for better Final positions given the weekend's performances, but the race decided otherwise," explained Marco Parolin. "We're still very satisfied with our overall performance at Franciacorta. Everything we learnt from this competition will enable us to prepare effectively for the World Championship. Our OK European Champion Rene Lammers is at the top of his class. He set the 2nd fastest time in Qualifying and went on to take four wins in the heats. We're going to work hard to help him keep up this level of performance right through to the end of the Final. Lammers has Miguel Costa and Anatoly Khavalkin in his wake, who can improve their performances. Christian Costoya had an excellent run in the OK-Junior class, with three heat wins. He finally made up another five places in the Final to finish 7th. Jack Iliffe put in another fine performance ahead of Sebastian Lehtimäki, while Zac Drummond suffered from a distant Qualifying position. Shamick Europe drivers Tiziano Monza and Andy Consani confirmed the good form of the Parolin / TM Kart team in 8th and 12th positions. In Mini Gr.3, Bruno Priam bounced back from a difficult series of heats to finish 12th, gaining 14 places, while Gioele Giradello fell short in the Final.”
For the moment, however, the priority is the World KZ Championship at Wackersdorf, in which Lorenzo Travisanutto and Francesco Celenta will be defending the colours of Parolin Motosport alongside David Beckmann and Mario Schettino. Modena Kart ASD will field Jay Cool (AUS), Nathan Crang (NZL) and Jake Kalrich (AUS) on Parolin / TM Karts in the KZ2 World Cup.