Sarno: performance and setbacks in WSK Euro

Published on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sarno: performance and setbacks in WSK Euro

The  second  event  of  this  return  to  competition  confirmed Parolin  Racing  Kart’s  excellent  level  of  performance  in  all three  categories  at  the  opening  of  the  WSK  Euro  Series  in Sarno. Morgatto’s new top five in OK and Bouzar’s 4th place in Mini are proof of this, but several racing incidents ending in retirements did not fully reflect Parolin’s form during this heated competition.

We  can’t  help  but  feel  a  certain  amount  of frustration after the Sarno meeting,” said Marco Parolin. “Having  to  face  seven  retirements  in total, four of which were during the Final stages of  an  event,  is  always  difficult  to  live  with, especially when it comes to racing incidents... We knew we were in a position to achieve some very good results this weekend, but fate decided otherwise. Luckily, we didn’t come away empty-handed  as  two  of  our  drivers  reached  the  top five, in OK and Mini. We are looking forward to further success next weekend in the Champions of the Future series at Zuera.”

The temperature was once again high, over 30°,  on  the  Circuito  Internazionale  Napoli from  9th  to  12th  July  2020  for  the  first round of the WSK Euro Series. On this fast and  demanding  track  for  both  equipment and  drivers,  the  competition  was  fierce, sometimes  too  fierce,  which  did  not  do Parolin Racing Kart any good. In  OK,  Brazilian  Matheus  Morgatto  shone once again, climbing another six places in the Final to enter the top five after setting the  14th  fastest  Qualifying  time.  The Australian James Wharton’s progress was more complicated and he had to retire at the very beginning of the Final.

For  his  comeback,  the  German  Hugo  Sasse followed  a  sensible  strategy  that  took  him  up to  13th  place  in  the  Final  after  regaining  10 positions.

Neither Valerio Rinicella nor Maxwell Dodds were able to reach the finish in OK-Junior. The Italian managed to qualify with a good 6th place in the Prefinal  before  losing  all  hope  at  the  start  of the  Final.  For  his  part,  the  Briton  had  reduced his  Qualifying  deficit  well  during  some  very combative  heats,  in  which  he  valiantly  climbed back  from  10th  position  in  each  heat  at  an impressive pace. He was back in 4th position in Prefinal A when he had to drop back three laps from the goal, which forced him to start from the back of the grid in the Final.

After setting the 2nd fastest time, and very solid in the top three of the Mini heats, Polish driver Maciej  Gladysz  could  not  qualify  because  of  a collision that delayed him on the second lap of Prefinal  A.  Fortunately,  Frenchman  Guillaume Bouzar was able to take over for Parolin with a convincing weekend that ended with nine places regained and 4th in the Final.

“I  would  like  to  pay  tribute  to  the  memory  of Claudio  Flenghi  who  passed  away  on  Sunday morning”, concluded  Marco  Parolin.   “Everyone knows the attachment of Parolin Racing Kart to TM Racing. With his sportsmanship and fighting spirit, for us Mr. Flenghi embodied the spirit of racing. He is a personality that we miss already and we empathise with the sadness of his family and close friends.”

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