The final outing of the WSK Open Series in Sarno on June 21-25

Published on Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The final outing of the WSK Open Series in Sarno on June 21-25

The fourth round that will award the titles of MINI and KZ2, as well as OK-N and OK-N Junior that will debut in a one-round event.

On the weekend of June 25th, the protagonists of the WSK Open Series are ready to hit the track at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno for the fourth and final round, which will determine the champions in the MINI and KZ2 categories after the events in Lonato, Cremona and Castelletto. Also participating in Sarno are the two new categories, OK-N and OK-N Junior, making their debut in an event organized by WSK Promotion.

Thanks to the higher points allocation for this final round compared to previous events, an intense battle is expected among the top contenders for the category titles. With a total of 153 points available for the first-place finish in Sarno, including heats, Prefinal and Final, the competition promises to be fierce.   

 

MINI Gr.3 - Bogdan Cosma Cristofor is leading the pack by a small margin.

In MINI, all the key contenders are present in full force. In the MINI Gr.3 class, after the first three rounds, the Romanian driver Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (#539 Team Driver/KR-Iame-Vega) leads the championship with 219 points. He secured a victory in Cremona. Close behind is the Dutch driver Dean Hoogendoorn (#501 Kidix/KR-Iame), who won in Lonato and currently has 204 points. The Spanish driver Bosco Arias Chavarri (#503 Team Driver/KR-Iame) sits in third place with 160 points, thanks to his victory in the previous round in Castelletto.   

MINI GR.3 Standings:
Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (ROU) points 219
Dean Hoogendoorn (NLD) points 204
Bosco Arias Chavarri (ESP) points 160
Vladimir Ivannikov points 149
Keelan Harvick (USA) points 131

 

MINI GR.3 UNDER 10 – Gorski is in the lead.

In the MINI Gr.3 Under 10 category, the Polish driver Leonardo Gorski (#511 BabyRace/Parolin-Iame-Vega) has taken the lead in the standings with 200 points after his victory in the previous round in Castelletto. He is followed by Michele Orlando (#618 IPK Official/IPK-TM Kart) with 140 points, who secured a win in his debut race in Cremona. The Belgian driver Antoine Venant (#572 Kidix/KR-Iame) sits in third place with 132 points, having claimed a victory in the first round in Lonato.

MINI GR.3 U10 Standings:
Leonardo Gorskyi (POL) points 200
Michele Orlando (ITA) points 140
Antoine Venant (FRA) points 132
Oleksandr Legenkyi (UKR) points 124
Sebastian Eskandari-Marandi (AUS) points 122

 

KZ2 – Everyone chasing Stan Pex.

In KZ2, the best of the field is present, with many champions ready to battle for the title after the two rounds in Lonato and Cremona. Leading the provisional standings with 141 points is the Dutch driver Stan Pex (#13 SP Motorsport/KR-TM Kart), who claimed victory in Cremona. He is followed by another Dutch driver, Senna Van Walstijn (#1 Sodikart/Sodi-TM Kart), with 88 points, who emerged victorious in Lonato. However, there will be many contenders eager to put on a show and challenge Pex for the top spot. Despite his advantage, Pex cannot yet claim the title. Among the top contenders is the young driver Cristian Bertuca (#51 BirelART Racing/BirelART-TM Kart), who has already won the WSK Champions Cup and the WSK Super Master Series this year. With over 80 participants in Sarno, there is certainly no shortage of opponents.

KZ2 Standings:
Stan Pex (NLD) points 141
Senna Van Walstijn (NLD) points 88
Alessandro Minetto (ITA) points 80
Paolo Ippolito (ITA) points 69
Daniele Federici (ITA) points 49

 

OK-N and OK-N Junior at the debut.

In this round of the WSK Open Series, the two new categories, OK-N and OK-N Junior, will also be making their debut in a WSK event at Sarno. These categories have already started their journey in the Italian ACI Karting Championship with the first two rounds, and the comparison between the different engines has immediately become interesting. An increasing participation is expected, with the aim of facilitating a gradual transition for the drivers from the lower categories.

 

The schedule of the WSK Open Series, Round 4, Sarno:

Friday, June 23: free practice from 8:30; qualifying practice from 14:20; qualifying heats from 15:40.

Saturday, June 24: warm-up at 8:30; qualifying heats from 11:00.

Sunday, June 25: warm-up at 8:30; live TV and Live Streaming coverage from 10:40 (Prefinals) and Finals from 13:30 (13:30 MINI U10, 14:00 MINI GR.3, 14:30 KZ2, 15:00 OK-N and OK-N Junior).

 

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