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In the first heat the front row was Tony Kart / Vortex with Rick Dreezen and Marco Ardigo, and the second row Intrepid / TM with Jérémy Iglesias and Beitske Visser, followed by Bas Lammers, and the KZ heat began. Dreezen started perfectly, but Iglesias and Visser were ahead of Ardigo. However, he took third and Lammers took 4th on the second lap. Ardigo was even second on the third lap.

Davide Fore (CRG / Maxter) was eighth, Jonathan Thonon (CRG / Maxter) 11th from Gianni Gazzurelli (FA Kart / Vortex). Kozlinski and Carlton didn't come round. Joel Johansson (Energy / TM) made a small detour into the grass.

Dreezen quickly took a big lead over Ardigo and Visser, and fifth was now closely followed by Gary Catt (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Antonio Piccioni (Parolin / TM). He passed Catt who found himself in a fight with Roberto Toninelli (Lenzo / TM) for seventh place.

On the last lap, Piccioni started to push Visser, but the Dutch driver retained her fifth position. It was a clear victory in front of Rick Dreezen for Marco Ardigo, Jérémy Iglesias in third from Bas Lammers. Thonon finished 12th.



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Nyck De Vries (Zanardi / Parilla) took the lead from the start of the first heat in KF1 from poleman Karol Basz (RK / BMB), while Alexander Albon (Intrepid / TM) quickly regained third position and then second, being the fastest on the track. Ignazio D'Agosto (Tony Kart / Vortex) dropped to fourth position and Zdenek Groman and Tereza Gromanova, the brother and sister on Kosmic / Vortex. Joradn Chamberlain was further back in seventh position. Libor Toman (Birel / BMB) had already given up, Leo Roussel, starting last, did what he could to recover and advanced rapidly to 17th.

De Vries engaged the turbo and set record lap times, but Albon was on the pace. D'Agosto overtook Basz for third. In 11th, Sébastien Bailly (Kosmic / Vortex) retained his original position without being able to do better, which is not his usual habit. Victory for De Vries from Albon and D'Agosto. Basz was fourth, fifth was Groman, Gromanova sixth, Chamberlain seventh, Camponeschi 8th, Pakari 9th and Kanamaru 10th.



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La Conca, WSK Euro Series, Saturday morning. Intrepid technical staff in discussion, about the best set-up for the heat and this grippy track.


Meanwhile, the drivers are preparing their own thing in their own way.




Alexander Albon and Bas Lammers are focused on the race with exercises to leave their minds free.




Darius Oskoui and Jérémy Iglesias prefer to relax with games on their IPhones.




Iglesias and Lammers, working together to benefit the team.



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Poland's Karol Basz (RK / BMB) dominated the SuperPole session for KF1 in the WSK Euro Series this Saturday morning at La Conca. The drivers waited until the last moment, 4 minutes before the end of the session to take to the track. Basz was first with a time of 46''694, before improving on the following lap with 46''465. Nyck De Vries (Zanardi / Parilla) took his time to rev up, but it was not enough and had to settle for second place with 46''516 in front of Alexander Albon (Intrepid / TM), Ignazio D'Agosto (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Zdenek Groman (Kosmic / Vortex). Basz gained 6 places on the starting grid. Yet the odds of De Vries are unwavering ...



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The track at La Conca has a new resin coating covering the old asphalt, a beautiful deep black. Treatment was also applied practically by hand last Thursday to further improve the grip. Following this change, the drivers would have noticed a gain of 0.5'' per lap.

The Kartcom Quick Reference Archive shows some interesting comparisons. During the WSK Euro Series, pole in KZ1 was taken by Rick Dreezen (Tony Kart / Vortex) with 45''642. Paolo De Conto (Energy / TM) had driven a 47''622 at the Master Series in March, Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex) was at 47''376 in the Nations Cup in 2010. The difference is therefore between 1.5 and 2 seconds a lap.

In KF1, the pole time for Nyck De Vries (Zanardi / Parilla) was 46''152 which can be compared with the fastest lap he set in 2010, 46''565, but it was then Super KF, and Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex) set a 46''285 for the World Championship in 2008, but the machines were more powerful than today.

Franscico Abreu (Tony Kart / Vortex) is the pole sitter in KF2 with a time of 46''726. Andrea Dale (CRG / Maxter) had set his best performance at the 2008 World Cup with 47''578, Ignazio D'Agosto (Tony Kart / Vortex) was the fastest in 2010 with 47''146, while Pavel Rudakov (Tony Kart / BMB) set a 48''615 lap earlier this year for the Master Series. Again, we can estimate the difference at between 4 and 8 / 10.

Finally, in KF3 the gap is most significant. The pole from Dorian Boccolacci (Birel / BMB) in 47''317 is about 2 seconds ahead of the best previous laps! 49''324 for Max Verstappen (CRG / Maxter) at the Masters, in 2010 it was 49''416, and 48''897 for De Vries in 2008. While the temperature and the tyres are different, the equipment has probably changed, but the track at Muro Leccese has nevertheless changed!






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