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Evenement National > FFSA Karting

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Le président de la CIK (à gauche) félicite les pilotes Handikart, Pascal Hermer, Alain Nicolle, le vainqueur, Claude Zéférini et Cyrille Fournier.

 

Extraits du communiqué FFSA:

 

Le tonnerre d'applaudissements qui a accompagné la remise des prix de la première Coupe de France Handikart, vibrant hommage d'un public dense à la performance enthousiasmante des pilotes handicapés, résume de la plus belle manière la réussite de cette nouvelle compétition. Au milieu des courses de niveau mondial du meeting d'Essay, les « handis » ont su faire leur place en tant que pilotes à part entière en assurant un spectacle sportif d'une qualité incroyable. Gageons que cette première sera également celle d'une longue série.

 

15 pilotes ont répondu présents pour l'épreuve inaugurale, premier rassemblement national du genre. 15 pilotes, 15 histoires différentes, l'égalité n'est pas au rendez-vous mais l'essentiel est ailleurs. Chacun d'entre eux adapte sa machine à son handicap et à ses moyens, développant des trésors d'ingéniosité. Le point commun de ces pilotes hors du commun ? Une motivation sans faille et un coeur gros comme ça !

Sur la piste, ce sont simplement des pilotes de karting disputant une compétition. Les meilleurs temps réalisés à Essay ne sont qu'à 2 secondes des meilleures performances des jeunes espoirs du Championnat du Monde M18. Voilà pour la référence. La Coupe de France Handikart a été dominée par un pilote lorrain, Alain Nicolle (Sodi/Rotax) depuis les chronos jusqu'à la finale. Ses plus proches adversaires se sont affrontés pour la 2ème place: Pascal Hermer (Sodi/Rotax), Melwynn Rodriguez (Sodi/Rotax) et Claude Zéférini (Tony Kart/Rotax). Hermer monte sur la 2ème marche du podium devant Zéférini qui prend la mesure de Rodriguez en finale. Cyrille Fournier (Top Kart / SA 250) termine 5ème et 1er de la catégorie Proto, juste devant Fabrice Dubois (Sodi/SA 250). Parfois épuisés par l'effort, tous n'ont pas pu défendre leur position jusqu'au bout, mais tous méritent d'être cités pour leur courage: Vianney Chan Tsin (Sodi/Rotax) 7ème au terme d'un grosse bagarre avec Franck Ribot (Sodi/Rotax) qui termine 10ème, Patrick Joubert (Sodi/Rotax) 8ème, Franck Macé (Sodi/Rotax) 9ème, Julien Bachelet (Sodi/Rotax) 11ème, Anthony Jacquot (Sodi/Rotax) 12ème, Jérôme Gonthier (Sodi/Rotax) 13ème, Gilbert Meunier (Nowa/Rotax) 14ème et Nicolas Lelu (Mirage/Rotax). 

 

Lire le communiqué complet ci-dessous.

 

 

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Pilote > Paolo Besancenez

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Sans trop que l'on sache pourquoi, il n'a pas été facile de doubler sur la piste de Laval en ce week-end de GPO. Pour être plus précis, les pilotes ont eu du mal, passés les 4 ou 5 premiers tours, à se rapprocher suffisamment les uns des autres pour tenter des attaques. Comme beaucoup d'autres, Paolo Besancenez et son Soid/Parilla en ont souffert. Les performances de sa machine étaient juste correctes en début de meeting, le temps que l'équipe Win Max Kart Racing prennent ses repères.

7ème au chrono et à l'issue de la préfinale, Paolo pouvait enfin accélérer en finale et revenir en 4ème position. Dimanche matin, ça allait tout de suite mieux avec la pole décrochée en fin renard au meilleur moment de la séance chrono, c'est-à-dire à la dernière minute. La préfinale se passe bien, il termine 3ème et parvient au même niveau de performance en finale. C'est avec un grand sourire que Paolo sautait littéralement sur la 3ème marche du podium.

Terminer derrière un Mordret intouchable ce week-end et un Ocon au mieux de sa forme n'est pas un déshonneur, même quand on cherche avant tout la victoire. L'essentiel est préservé, Paolo occupe  toujours la deuxième place du Championnat de France et compte bien défendre ses chances avec acharnement à Essay en octobre.

 

 

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International > "U18" World Karting Championship

29/08/11 - 08:40

Home win for Hubert

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For any driver to hear one’s own national anthem played at the end of a World Championship on home soil is always a great moment. Something which Anthoine Hubert experienced this Sunday
when he took full command during the final of the World U18 (under 18) on the Essay circuit in Normandy.  Finishing second, the Finn Pyry Ovaska increased his lead in the championship whilst the Brit Matthew Graham confirmed his Italian victory by climbing up on to the third tread of the podium.
 
Once again the “U18 World Championship” proved its worth on the Essay circuit, the stage for the second event of the season. The battle between the 74 entrants, all fitted out with the same FIM power unit, was quite simply superb and one needed to be strong to break away from the pack. Presently leader in the competition, the Finn Pyry Ovaska (Maranello) started off the weekend strongly ending the qualifying heats up front – and gathering a few points with a view to the championship – ahead of the Dutchman Dave Blom (Intrepid) and the Finn Tomi Katajamäki (Maranello). But it all rests on the Final to determine the winner of the meeting... Excellent during the two Pre-Finals, of which the second with an inverted starting grid, the Frenchman Anthoine Hubert (Sodi) took off from pole position for the Final and immediately took command of the situation. Notwithstanding a neutralisation in the race as the result of an impressive accident at the start, luckily without any serious consequences, the young Frenchman never let off crossing the finish line as overall winner – to the applause of the spectators. « After the neutralisation, I forced myself to attack to the full and not to look back », Anthoine explained. « It was only three laps from the finish that I looked behind me. I noticed that Pyry Ovaska was there and so I shut the door in order to stop him overtaking me. This world victory on home ground is truly a great moment in my career and it allows me an opportunity to become world champion when I race in the final round at Sarno. »
 
Less than one second behind the winner, Pyry Ovaska and Matthew Graham (Zanardi), winner of the opening race at Ortona, were delighted to score important points with a view to clinching the title.  Having started off from 9th place on the grid Léo Roussel (Sodi) just missed out on a podium which also the Italian Federico Savona (Top Kart) and the Swiss Yves Von Aesch (Swiss Hutless) had their eyes on prior to being forced to retire. The top-10 of this Final was completed by the Austrian Stefan Riener (Intrepid), the Brit Henry Easthope (Sodi), the Scot  Robbie Dalgleish (Top Kart), the Dutchman Dave Blom (Intrepid), the Spaniard  Toni Alarcón (Righetti) and the Dane Martin Mortensen (Mach 1).
 
Thanks to his great performances both during the qualifying heats as also the Final, Pyry Ovaska was able to build up a lead in the championship. With 131 points, he heads up Matthew Graham (106) and Anthoine Hubert (93) and he will be in a perfect position when he arrives at Sarno, where the third and final round takes place at the beginning of November.

 

 

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Pilot > World Cup

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Tanart Sathienthirakul in pole position on final race starting grid in Zuera.

 

The names of the Drivers entered in the 2011 CIK-FIA World Cups for KF2 and KF3 are known! And there will be lots of them in Sarno on 15-18 September, to such an extent that it will be necessary to bring forward the whole usual timetable by half a day: scrutineering shall take place on Wednesday afternoon and the first qualifying heats are scheduled for Friday afternoon, with qualifying practice to be held as early as on Friday morning. In order to give everyone sufficient track time, both in practice and in races, the schedule had to be altered thus. It is the price we have to pay for a successful entry with 119 competitors in KF3 and 101 in KF2, to whom must be added the KF1 Drivers who will have their fourth and penultimate event of the season at the foot of the Vesuvius.

 

 

For the members of the organisation, Marshals, Officials, Teams and all the followers, the meeting will therefore resemble a marathon as on four especially busy days there will be 33 non-qualifying practice sessions, 10 warm-ups, 10 timed practice sessions, 36 qualifying heats and 10 final phase races!

 

On the initiative of the ever active Sarno-Napoli Organiser, the Sunday afternoon finals will get live television coverage on Sport Italia.

 

 

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International Event > "U18" World Karting Championship

28/08/11 - 17:27

Huubbeert !!

There was maximum voltage at the start of the U18 final at Essay, as clouds built up in the Norman sky. Anthoine Hubert (Sodi) was on pole with Pyry Ovaska (Maranello) next to him, and Dave Blom (Intrepid) and Antonio Giovinazzi (PCR) following the second row. Giovinazzi spun and went off a few yards past the line, while a big crash happened on the line in the pack after the someone didn't start. The slow process was applied. Federico Savona (Top Kart) took 5 places, he was 2nd behind Hubert, Yves Von Aesch (Swiss Hutless) was third ahead of Ovaska, Dalgeish and Blom.


The race resumed on the fourth lap. Hubert was closely followed by Savona, but Von Aesch took second place. Hubert escaped slightly. Leo Roussel (Sodi) made spectacular overtaking manoeuvres whenever he wanted. Now Ovaska closed on Von Aesch. Blom lost ground, and was in 10th ahead of Easthope in 11th. Ovaska took second on lap 8. Mathew Graham (Zanardi), starting 10th was back to fifth behind Beccaria (Top Kart).

 

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Ovaska was following Hubert who decided to defend hard. Graham set the fastest time, Roussel was also very fast. It was very close between Hubert and Ovaska. Von Aesch retired when he was third, Beccaria also lost time and Graham found himself third. Hubert, still threatened by Ovaska, was under pressure but the audience were behind him. The battle was very intense, but the French driver still retained his lead, 3 / 10, to win a great race. Pyry Ovaska was a beautiful second, from Matthew Graham, still fast. Leo Roussel finished fourth by nothing from Easthope, Dalgeish and Blom.

 

 

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