WSK Super Master Series Round 1 - wet races during qualifying heats at Adria (I)

Published on Saturday, February 2, 2019

WSK Super Master Series Round 1 - wet races during qualifying heats at Adria (I)

Fights on the wet in qualifying of WSK Super Master Series.

The wet tarmac has been an additional challenge against which the WSK Super Master Series’ driver had to fight in the qualifying heats run today at the Adria Karting Raceway. The circuit of Adria was humid since this morning despite no rain was falling. Races have been quite exciting since the beginning and the racing surface was drying up, but eventually, a rain shower made the circuit wet again. Overall, it has been a tough day on all the drivers, but one that also made the most experienced racers emerge under the rain. This was an anticipation of the spectacle that will get underway tomorrow when Prefinals and Finals will name the winners of this very tricky weekend, but will also shape up the initial classification of categories OK, OK Junior and 60 Mini.

The battles from Adria in Live streaming.

By the look of what seen today, Motorsport fans will have further motivation to wait for the live coverage of the races starting from tomorrow morning, as usual for WSK events. The live streaming will be available on  from local 10:40, when Prefinals will get green lights. Finals B, that are the races open to 60 Mini and OK Junior drivers that did not manage to qualify for the Finals, will also get full coverage. Finals will close the event in the afternoon starting from 14:00.

Patterson wins the first challenge in OK.

The fight on top of OK has been quite tight. The Scot Dexter Patterson (KR-Iame-Bridgestone, above) eventually came out victorious and led the Russian Kirill Smal (Tony Kart-Vortex). Both scored two wins each, but a third place allowed Patterson to clinch the pole position for Prefinal A, while Smal had a sixth place as the third result. The latter is the main rival of the Scot, as he won the direct challenge in one heat. Smal will start Prefinal B from the pole position, as his fellow country-man Aleksey Sizov (Tony Kart-TM) is set to start next to him. The Dutch Dilano Van T’Hoff (Exprit-TM) will start next to Patterson instead.

Laursen strong on the wet in OK Junior.

In OK Junior, problems on the wet compromised the final qualifying result of a lot of drivers. The victory scored in some heats was not followed by as good results in the other races held today. The only driver managing to put in a certain constancy of results was the Dane Conrad Laursen (FA Kart-Vortex-Vega, above), who claimed three top-three finishes before winning the closing race of the day. Laursen will start Prefinal A from the pole position and will have the Spanish driver Josep Martì (Tony Kart-Vortex) next to him, as the latter claimed one win. The pole position of Prefinal B went to the Brazilian Rafael Camara (BirelArt-TM), who was always in the top three today. The Italian Paolo Ferrari (Righetti Ridolfi-TM-Vega) will get away next to him after being the quickest yesterday in qualifying practice.

Big day in 60 Mini for Kutskov.

A great fight is ahead in 60 Mini since the Russian Kirill Kutskov (Energy-TM-Vega, above) secured four wins in the heats, as did the Brit William Macintyre (Tony Kart-Vortex). An additional second place earned Kutskov a pole position start in Prefinal A, where he will have his fellow-countryman Alexandr Tibekin (DR-TM) next to him, as the latter also claimed one win. Macintyre will start Prefinal B from the pole position and will have the Manuel Scognamiglio (Tony Kart-TM) lining up next to him on the starting grid, as the Italian won the closing race of the day.



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