The challenge for the victory in WSK Super Master Series is on at Muro Leccese.
All the 182 drivers present in Muro Leccese have been flat out since the beginning. Each one of them is hunting for the victory as shown in qualifying practice this afternoon and in the heats (in the photo above, the start of one of today's races). Stakes are high: the victory of the third of four rounds of WSK Super Master Series is up for grabs. It is time to think about scoring important points alongside taking single event wins in the title quest of this International karting series that is getting to its heart. This gathered at the World Circuit La Conca drivers from 35 different countries covering the 5 Continents. The first indications came from qualifying practice and initial heats that will be completed tomorrow.
Dexter Patterson pushing hard in OK.
Dexter Patterson (in the photo above) ended the day on a high in OK: after posting the quickest time in qualifying practice in 45”291s, the Scot won, in fact, the first heat. The British driver Taylor Barnard (both on KR-Iame-Bridgestone) is second and put his name, alongside Patterson’s, forward to the final win. This was a good start for Patterson who is chasing classification leader Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR-Iame), as the latter was only 19th in qualifying. The Finn Juho Valtanen (Kosmic-Iame) has also been shining and claimed victory in the second heat.
Arvid Lindblad trying to bounce back in OK Junior.
The British driver Arvid Lindblad (Exprit-TM-Vega, above) was the quickest of OK Junior in 46”499s and is quite resolute to bounce back in the provisional standings that currently sees him 10th. Behind him, classification leader Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR-Iame) won the final heat of the day. Antonelli has to watch out for his main classification rival, the Dutch Thomas Ten Brinke, who is second in the ranking and won the second heat today.
Coskun Irfan climbing up 60 Mini’s ranking.
The British driver Coskun Irfan (Parolin-TM-Vega, above) also started to recover places in the classification and posted the quickest time in 60 Mini in 52”377s. Home hero Matteo Bagnardi (Intrepid-TM) from Ostuni (BR) also had a strong day and closed his effort in second place. Classification leader Rashid Al Dhaheri did not sit idly though and won one of the three heats run today, while the others went to the Bulgarian Nikola Tsolov and to the Brit Wiliam MacIntyre (all on Parolin-TM).