The third and penultimate round of the WSK Euro Series 2012 was raced at La Conca circuit in Muro Leccese, Italy. Chiesa Corse was present with 6 drivers.
Callum Ilott - KF3 - In the battle for the title
As soon as his kart sets tire on the track, it proves the fastest: 1st from qualifyings to prefinal (included). In the final Ilott is 3rd due to two small errors, otherwise he would have taken the victory: the winner deserved his success, but the English driver in the final struggled more than others with the heat and the rubbery track. A race from the end, he is in any case 2nd in the general standings and battling for the title.
Dan Ticktum - KF3 - He's always with the best
He makes steadiness his strength: 8th in the qualifyings, 6th overall in the heats, 4th in his prefinal (B), 8th in the final and consequently 8th also in the points count with one race left to go in the championship. All he needs is the high note of victory to take a step forward, but he's got all the foot action it takes.
Thiago Vivacqua - KF2 - Fatal contacts
32nd in the qualifyings, in the heats he is often forced to chase from the rear of the field: he makes it in 3 out of 5 heats (8th, 9th and 11th), but in the other two he is penalized by contacts that exclude him from the final. Had he qualified, he could have placed 15th-20th in the main race.
Lance Stroll - KF3 - He could have been in the top 5
He was one of the pacesetters in every race and could have been in the top 5 at the end of the weekend, if he hadn't been penalized by electrical issues in the final, where he closed 12th. He in fact had done a nice prefinal (A), placing 6th at the checkered. The chance to collect a winning result will be in Zuera, on August 5th.
Nikita Mazepin - KF3 - Stronger every day
He manages to qualify for the finals despite an unlucky heat; then in the prefinal he surprises everyone , scoring the 2nd best lap and closing 7th. He confirms his worth in the final too, closing in a nice 13th spot that certifies his constant progress, race after race.
Jinya Yamakawa - KF3 - Few, but good races...
He rarely participates in international-level competitions, but when he does he always puts in quality racing: always up front through the heats (8th, 6th, 6th), he "pays" for an accident in one race. No problem, because in his prefinal (A) the Japanese driver closes 11th, thus qualifying for the final. Here a contact forces him to withdraw, but overall his weekend is more than positive.
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