Big changes in the classifications of the WSK Euro Series.
At the end of the second of four rounds, an event made more challenging by the weather changes, WSK Euro Series' drivers head back home from Angerville (F) with an eye on the classifications. The winners of the Series will be named after the two weekends of June 23rd in Lonato (BS) and June 30th in Adria (RO). Class KZ2 is heading fast towards its second and closing round in Lonato. In the photo on top, the podium after last Sunday's OK Final.
Lorenzo Travisanutto getting the lead in OK.
The French round has been happy for Lorenzo Travisanutto (above) who got the full haul in OK and managed to clinch the classification lead at 127 points from the initial P6. In France, the Italian has been the fastest in qualifying heats and then kept his pace up winning the Prefinal and Final, having the upper hand on the rival from Scotland Dexter Patterson (both on KR-Iame-Bridgestone). The latter was back to his usual competitiveness and managed to complete a remarkable comeback race that allowed him to climb up to P2 in the Final. This result allowed him to reach 58 points and the fifth place of the classification. The Swede Dino Beganovic (below left, Tony Kart-Vortex) was not as effective and closed the Final outside of the top ten, which made him lose the lead gained in Sarno (SA). He is currently second at 105 points behind Travisanutto. The third place is currently occupied by the Dutch Dilano van ‘t Hoff (below right, Exprit-TM) at 58 points, who was also third on the podium in Angerville. The British driver Taylor Barnard (KR-Iame) recovered some ground in this round and reached P4 at 59 points. He has always been among the front runners in France.
Robert De Haan jumps on top of OKJ.
Things did not go as expected for Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart-Vortex-Vega) in Angerville. He seemed to be uncatchable in qualifying heats of OK Junior, but a contact in the Final with the Brit Jamie Day (Exprit-Vortex), that cost the latter a penalty, pushed both off the fight for the win. Ten Brinke (below left) also could not get the classification lead, but he is standing second at 105 points, while Day stayed fifth at 65. The Dutch Robert De Haan (above, Energy-TM) made the most of this situation and reached 116 points becoming the new classification leader thanks to the second place in the Final behind the winner Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR-Iame). Things went well for Antonelli (below right), who reached P3 at 103 points, that is only 2 short of Ten Brinke. Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-Vortex) was disappointed instead. He was only 9th at the end of a troubled weekend. The Russian lost, therefore, the classification lead and slipped down to fourth at 100 points.
Macintyre leading 60 Mini.
The Brit William Macintyre (above, Parolin-TM-Vega) claimed deserved win in the 60 Mini's Final in Angerville. He had the upper hand on the Jamaican Alex Powell (below left, Energy-TM) and United Arab Emirates' Rashid Al Dhaheri (below right, Parolin-TM), that respectively won Prefinals A and B. Macintyre strengthened his classification lead and reached 165 points, followed by Powell at 111. The classification changed dramatically in the other positions: Al Dhaheri, second in the Final, climbed up to P3 at 97 points and currently leads the Belgian Ean Eyckmans (Parolin-TM) that trails him at 93. The Dane Julius Dinesen (Parolin-TM) improved his position too and reached P5 at 57 points.
Simo Puhakka defending his lead in KZ2.
The appointment in Lonato will mark the closer of KZ2, as the WSK Euro Series' campaign in this category includes two rounds only. After the opener in Sarno (I) the Finn Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) is standing at 70 points, leading the French Anthony Abbasse (Sodikart-TM) who collected 59 points so far. The Italian Riccardo Longhi (BirelArt-TM) is currently third at 48 points and is followed by the Dutch Bas Lammers (Sodikart-TM), who has been a strong protagonist in Sarno and stands now at 40 points. The Italian Alex Irlando (Birel-TM) is fifth at 32 points. Above, Puhakka (between Lammers and Abbasse) celebrates on the podium his leadership, in the previous round in Sarno.
The round of Lonato of WSK Euro Series will also be valid for the Italian ACI Karting OK and OK Junior Championship.
The Italian rounds of WSK Euro Series 2019 will be valid also for the Italian ACI Karting Championship for OK and OK Junior that will, therefore, run their second round in Lonato next June 23rd. The situation is not fixed and currently, Dino Beganovic (Tony Kart-Vortex) is leading OK at 89 points, leading Luigi Coluccio (BirelArt-TM) at 48 and Dilano Van ‘t Hoff (Exprit-TM) at 30. OKJ is currently led by Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-Vortex) at 90 points, while Robert De Haan (Energy-TM) is second at 41 and Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart-Vortex) third at 39 points.