WSK Super Master Series rd. 2 - qualifying heats at Lonato

Published on Saturday, February 23, 2019

WSK Super Master Series rd. 2 - qualifying heats at Lonato

Counting nearly 340 drivers hunting for the victory, the second round of WSK Super Master Series is living a red-hot racing weekend at the South Garda Karting circuit of Lonato (BS). The 26 qualifying heats that have been run today, after the 15 held yesterday, will be followed by 5 more races early tomorrow to define the starting grids of Prefinals.

Bas Lammers leading the way in KZ2.

Category KZ2 completed its round of qualifying heats and the Dutch driver Bas Lammers (above, Sodi Kart-TM-Bridgestone) secured two wins today. The Italian Giuseppe Palomba (Croc-TM) managed to keep his pace and the top three finishes he obtained placed him in the second place of the classification. Lammers will start Prefinal A from the pole position as the French Adrien Renaudin (Sodikart-TM) will start next to him. The latter posted the quickest time in qualifying practice yesterday and won one heat today. Palomba will begin Prefinal B from the pole position with Francesco Celenta (Praga-Iame), who scored three P3s today, set to start next to him.

Full haul for Bedrin in OK Junior.

OK Junior completed its round of qualifying heats too and the Russian Nikita Bedrin (above, Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) managed to be on top of the pack. He won all five heats he took part in. The Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR-Iame) put his name forward for the victory securing two wins and ending second in the provisional classification. Prefinal A’s pole position went to Bedrin, who will get away with the Spanish Josep Martì (Tony Kart-Vortex), winner of one heat, set to start in second place. Antonelli will start Prefinal B from the pole position and will have the British driver Jamie Day (Exprit-Vortex) next to him, as the latter also won one heat. Provisional classification leader from Brazil Rafael Camara (BirelArt-TM) had a tough day instead and will start Prefinal B from the 12th row of the grid.

Gabriele Minì, great start in OK.

The Italian Gabriele Minì (above, Parolin-TM-Bridgestone) will have one more race to run to confirm his place on top of OK, the category in which he won three heats today. The Swede Dino Beganovich (Tony Kart-Vortex) went quickest yesterday in qualifying and won two heats today. Waiting for the closing two heats to be run tomorrow, the other winners today were the Scot Dexter Patterson (KR-Iame), the Brit Joseph Turney (Tony Kart-Vortex) and the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG-Iame). Classification leader Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR-Iame) is still there, thanks to several good placings though.

Eyckmans eying the lead in 60 Mini.

The Belgian Ean Eyckmans (in the photo above) ended the day with three wins, one more than classification leader from United Arab Emirates Rashid Al Dhaheri (both on Parolin-TM-Vega). Two wins went also the Italian Andrea Filaferro (Tony Kart-TM) and to Singapore’s Akshay Arjun Bohra (Parolin-TM), who was the fastest in qualifying practice yesterday. The Dane Mikkel Pedersen, the Swede Joel Bergstrom (both on Parolin-TM) and the Italian Francesco Marenghi (Tony Kart-TM) claimed one win each. The last spoken word will be after the three heats still to run tomorrow morning.


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