A weekend to bounce back in Sarno.
It is racing time again at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno, the circuit that will stage a WSK Promotion event for the second weekend in a row. After the happy conclusion of WSK Super Master Series last Sunday, WSK Euro Series will get under the spotlight again this coming weekend with the 2019 opener. Technical-sporting scrutineering has taken place yesterday and 47 flags of over 200 drivers representing the 5 Continents are waving at the circuit in Sarno (SA). This race is going to be the first of the four rounds of the Series organized by WSK Promotion, whose Italian rounds (Sarno, Lonato, and Adria) will also be valid for the Italian ACI Sport Karting Championship of OK and OK Junior.
Dexter Patterson having another go in OK.
The fresh winner of WSK Super Master Series in OK, Dexter Patterson (KR-Iame-Bridgestone) is resolute to keep his usual pace and posted the quickest time in qualifying in 56”917s. This time around the Brazilian Matheus Morgatto (Tony Kart-Vortex) tried to close in on the Scot and classified second. The opening qualifying heats followed in the afternoon and the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR-Iame) raised his game trying to bounce back from the unlucky season-opening he had in WSK: he won the first heat leading Morgatto. The two put their name forward as serious rivals of Patterson in the heats that will follow tomorrow.
Nikita Bedrin leading the OKJ pack.
Nikita Bedrin leads the charge to the victory in OK Junior and posted the fastest time of qualifying in 59”143s. The Russian led the Irish driver Alexander Dunne (both on Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega), while Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR-Iame), who won OKJ last Sunday, started with an eighth place in qualifying. The title quest continued in the afternoon with the first four heats that were won by Dunne, the Pole Tymoteusz Kucharczyck (Parolin-TM), the Australian James Wharton and the Dutch Laurens Van Hoepen (both on FA Kart-Vortex). These drivers replied to Bedrin who started his heats claiming P3.
Lorenzo Camplese going quickest in KZ2.
After posting the fastest time of KZ2 qualifying last week in the closer of Super Master Series, Lorenzo Camplese (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) repeated his performance this time too stopping the watches after 56”286s. The Italian kept the French Adrien Renaudin (Sodi Kart-TM) behind, before keeping his momentum and winning the first of the two heats. Francesco Celenta (Praga-Iame) won the second heat (above, the start from the grid), race in which the fresh winner of WSK Super Master Series from Holland Bas Lammers (Sodikart-TM) made his debut ending third.
Alex Powell off to a good start in 60 Mini.
The Jamaican Alex Powell (Energy-TM-Vega) is back on top of the classification, position that he had not occupied since last season. He posted the quickest time in qualifying in 1’06”521s, leading United Arab Emirates’ Keanu Al Azhari (Parolin-TM). The four heats run today were won by Powell, the Swede Joel Bergstrom, the Brit William Macintyre (both on Parolin-TM) and the Italian Andrea Filaferro (Tony Kart-TM). WSK Super Master Series winner from United Arab Emirates Rashid Al Dhaheri (Parolin-TM) had a troubled start and ended qualifying and the heat he runs behind.