The protagonists of the heats of WSK Euro Series ready to shine in the final stages on Sunday

Published on Saturday, June 26, 2021

The protagonists of the heats of WSK Euro Series ready to shine in the final stages on Sunday

In the heat of Sarno the challenging qualifying heats continued ahead of the third and closing round of WSK Euro Series, that will reach its conclusion on Sunday, June 27th, with Prefinals and Finals that will be available through the Live Streaming for the categories KZ2, OK, OKJ and MINI.

A total of 39 heats have been run on Friday and Saturday in Sarno as 227 drivers got on track out of the entered 250 from 50 different countries. Next to Italy, the most represented country is Russia, followed by France and United States. The drivers come from all the European countries and also from all the 5 continents for this great international show that will close the WSK Euro Series 2021.

 

Pedro Hiltbrand in pole position in KZ2.

In KZ2, after the sixth time in qualifying practice, an unleashed Pedro Hiltbrand (Leclerc by Lennox/BirelART-TM Racing) claimed two wins on Saturday which earned him the pole position for the final stages. The Spanish driver was fourth at the end of the heats on Friday. The French Emilien Denner (Intrepid Driver Program/Intrepid-TM Racing) is third after he posted the fastest time in qualifying practice. Behind Hiltbrand the winner of Euro Series 2020 Riccardo Longhi (BirelART Racing/BirelART-TM Racing) claimed three second places, while the Finn Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) was fourth at the end of the heats and led the other BirelART driver Giuseppe Palomba.

KZ2 classification after the heats: 1. Hiltbrand, 2. Longhi, 3. Denner, 4. Puhakka, 5. Palomba, 6. Van Hoepen, 7. Piccini, 8. Bifulco.

 

Tsolov and Antonelli fighting for the lead in OK.

The heats of OK ended with two victories going to Nikola Tsolov (DPK Racing/KR-Iame) and two to the Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame), who is at the debut in the category in the 2021 series after winning it last year. This duel will certainly inflame the final stages on Sunday, where the classification leader Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame), will start from P6 after taking one win in the heats.

Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex), Martinius Stenshorne (Leclerc by Lennox/BirelART-TM Racing), Luigi Coluccio (Kosmic Racing/Kosmic-Vortex), Giovanni Trentin (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame) and Alfio Spina (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing) were also among the quickest.

OK classification after the heats: 1. Tsolov, 2. Antonelli, 3. Taponen, 4. Stenshorne, 5. Coluccio, 6. Lindblad, 7. Trentin, 8. Spina.

 

Irfan, Powell and Walther in the top positions of  OKJ.

In OKJ the Brit Coskun Irfan (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame), the Jamaican Alex Powell (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame) and the Dane David Walther (Koski Motorsport/Tony Kart-Vortex) secured the wins in the heats, as the latter was also in pole position after qualifying practice. Coskun Irfan won four heats, Alex Powell and David Walther three each. The American Luis James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) also put in a great performance and claimed the victory in the final heat of the day. The classification leader Harley Keeble (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) is currently seventh as he won one heat.

OKJ classification after the heats: 1. Irfan, 2. Powell, 3. Walther, 4. Egozi, 5. Gowda, 6. Khavalkin, 7. Keeble, 8. Bondarev.       

 

MINI dominated by the Spaniard Costoya.

In MINI Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing) claimed 5 wins in the heats and put his name forward as the absolute protagonist with the objective of taking the title. The lead is currently in the hands of the Italian Emanuele Olivieri (Formula K Serafini/IPK-TM Racing), who capitalized the three wins in the heats ending fourth. The other Italian Jacopo Martinese (CMT/Parolin-TM Racing) displayed a great shape ending second as the Russsian Vladimir Ivannikov (Drago Corse/EKS/TM Racing) who is third. The Czech Jindrich Pesl (BabyRace/Parolin-Iame) is second in the classification and completed the heats in P6.

MINI classification after the heats: 1. Costoya, 2. Martinese; 3. Ivannikov, 4. Olivieri, 5. Slater, 6. Pesl, 7. Kaczynski, 8. Orjuela.

 

The program of WSK Euro Series Rd.3, Sarno

Sunday, June 27th: 8:45 Warm up, 10:40 Prefinals; 13:40 Final KZ2; 14:10 Final MINI, 14:40 Final OK, 15:10 Final OKJ.        

 

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