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Alexander Albon (KTR) set the best time in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 collective tests. The Thai dominated the morning session at the Motorland Aragón circuit with a best time 1'55''617, ahead of Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) and Matevos Isaakyan (AVF). In the afternoon, Andrea Pizzitola (Manor MP Motorsport) was quickest but could not beat the time of the KTR Driver.

 

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The only change on day two of Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 collective testing was the absence of Iñigo Bikuña (AVF) who had exams to take. 32 drivers from 11 teams were present at the Spanish circuit.

In the morning run, after a short pause provoked by Roy Geerts (AVF), Levin Amweg (ART Junior Team) was the first driver to lap under the 1'56' barrier. Then it was Alexander Albon setting best time at 1'55''952, before improving to 1'55''617, ahead of Nyck de Vries, Matevos Isaakyan, Andrea Pizzitola and Kevin Jörg (Josef Kaufmann Racing).

 

After the lunch break, Nyck de Vries dominated the first hour before Kevin Jörg went quicker. Then it was Andrea Pizzitola moving to the top of the time sheet. HIs three consecutive lap time improvements put him out of reach of his closest rivals, including Kevin Jörg and Dennis Olsen (Prema Powerteam). Alexander Albon and Matevos Isaakyan completed the Top 5 in a session where one second covered the top 22 drivers.

 

The Paul Ricard Circuit will host the next collective test for the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 on 6 and 7 March.

 

What they said :

 

Alexander Albon : "I am very happy with how these tests went. We were very fast this morning. There was even more potential, but the traffic and low temperatures played their part. We have made a lot of progress, it is a big step forward compared to where we've been last year. We are in good shape heading to Paul Ricard."

 

Andrea Pizzitola : "Right from the first day we have been on pace. Today, I set the best time early in the session with new tyres. This season, I know the car and the championship. For me it is now a mental issue to compete for the win. I worked flat-out in this area over the winter in order to gain these important tenths of a second."

 

Matt Parry : "I am still getting to grips with the team. Today, we were successful in finding a good set-up for the first meeting of the season. We were fast on used tyres. It is promising, but the gaps are very small and the traffic was a factor in where we finished in the afternoon. I am not looking for excuses, the times are not that important and it is more a matter of feeling comfortable."

 

Levin Amweg : "We have made a lot of progress over the two days. We are still missing a little bit of speed, two-tenths. There is still some improvements to do, but we are in heading in the right direction. Changing teams is my main challenge this year, but I am confident. I like working with them, especially because they are very professional."

 

 

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International > CIK-FIA

Already the European KZ Champion in June at Genk (BEL) and European KF Champion at Ortona (ITA) in July, the Dutchman Max Verstappen impressed people by becoming at only 15 years old, the World Champion at the KZ meeting at Varennes sur Allier (FRA) in September, the youngest driver to win the world title in the category of karting professionals.

 

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Run at a single event with a field that put together the best drivers in the world, consisting of highly experienced professionals with impressive track records, so the KZ World Championship was one of the best sporting events of the year on a suitably twisty track. The category is currently attracting young talents that are not complex compared to their elders.

 

In qualifying, the competition proved very open with pole position for the double World Champion Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart-Vortex-B'Stone), immediately challenged in Super Pole by Davide Fore (CRG-TM -B'Stone), the four-time World Champion. Marco Ardigo regained the ascendancy in the qualifying heats with two wins, but the younger generation was gaining ground with Max Verstappen (CRG-TM-B'Stone) second and Italian Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter-B'Stone) third. Ardigo won prefinal 1 ahead of Czech Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla-B'Stone) while Verstappen won prefinal 2 against the Italian Paolo De Conto (Birel-TM-B'Stone).

 

At this stage, no driver had really gained the upper hand over the other and the tension was palpable on the grid for the final, which was to decide the world title. However, the suspense was killed by Verstappen settling into the first position after only four laps with an ease that spoke volumes about his potential. He then escaped irretrievably until he crossed the finish with a lead of more than 3''. Behind him the battle raged for second place between Marco Ardigo and young Monegasque Charles Leclerc (ART GP-TM-B'Stone), then the British Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Parilla-B'Stone). On the podium that honoured Max Verstappen, youth monopolized with Charles Leclerc second and Jordon Lennox-Lamb third. The Englishman Ben Hanley (ART GP-TM-B'Stone) was fourth with the fastest lap and the Dutchman Bas Lammers (Intrepid-TM-B'Stone) was sixth, having spiced up the race with a good comeback of 12 places each.

 

 

Info CIK / © Photo KSP


Reportage > KSP

les photos des pilotes de la Winter Cup Rotax à Campillos ( Espagne ) sont en ligne sur le site de l'Agence KSP

 

www.ksp-photo-agency.com

 

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L'Agence KSP élue "MEILLEUR PHOTOGRAPHE" CIK-FIA 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013.

 

 

Info Kartcom / © Photo KSP


Evenement National > Belgique

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Organisé par la structure KP Event sous l’égide du RACB, la fédération belge du sport automobile, le Championnat de Belgique de Karting dans sa version 2014 se déroulera le dimanche 30 mars sur la piste du Karting des Fagnes de Mariembourg. Six catégories, définies par IAME Belgium, sont au menu et chacune disputera trois courses sur la journée. Pour les plus jeunes des classes Mini (8-11 ans) et X30 Cadet (11-13 ans), le rendez-vous de la fin mars sera le premier volet d’une compétition en deux étapes, leur championnat national se clôturant en marge du X30 Challenge Europa du 17 au 20 avril.

 

A l’image des compétitions mondiales, c’est en un seul meeting que se jouera le Championnat de Belgique de Karting 2014. Mais au lieu d’une finale unique, dont le vainqueur est sacré champion, c’est en trois courses – avec addition des points – que les candidats aux titres devront se départager. Ils devront donc allier à la fois la performance, la régularité et un peu de réussite pour espérer coiffer la couronne nationale en fin de journée.

 

Six catégories seront mises sur pied, toutes en collaboration avec l’importateur IAME Belgium. En réalité, quatre d’entre-elles disputeront leur compétition nationale en une seule journée : la classe X30 Junior (13-16 ans), la X30 Senior (dès 15 ans), la X30 Master (minimum 25 ans ou minimum 18 ans et 80 kg) et enfin la X30 Shifter, la classe des karts à boîte de vitesses accessible dès 15 ans.

 

Pour ces quatre catégories, c’est la réglementation technique internationale de IAME qui sera prise en compte. Par ailleurs, l’organisation sur cette même piste de Mariembourg du X30 Challenge Europa trois semaines plus tard (du 17 au 20 avril) pourrait attirer de nombreux pilotes étrangers, lesquels seront autorisés à participer à l’épreuve s’ils sont titulaires d’une licence internationale. Le titre officiel de Champion de Belgique sera toutefois réservé au premier pilote disposant d’une licence belge.

 

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Comme cela avait déjà été le cas l’an dernier, le Championnat de Belgique des plus jeunes proposera un format différent. Tant pour la classe Mini (8-11 ans) que pour la X30 Cadet (11-13 ans), le meeting du 30 mars ne sera que le premier volet d’un calendrier comprenant deux étapes. L’usine IAME ayant décidé d’intégrer ces deux catégories dans le timing de son X30 Challenge Europa, c’est en effet le week-end de Pâques (17-20 avril) que se jouera le deuxième volet de leur compétition nationale, trois courses étant de nouveau au programme.

 

En attendant, le rendez-vous est pris le dimanche 30 mars pour ce qui sera sans aucun doute une très belle journée de sport à Mariembourg !

 

Infos pratiques Championnat de Belgique :
Quand ? Le dimanche 30 mars 
Où ? Karting des Fagnes à Mariembourg
Pour qui ? Les pilotes titulaires d’une licence nationale belge ou les étrangers titulaires d’une licence internationale.
Inscriptions ? www.kpevent.net, rubrique Documents
Particularité ? Les concurrents des catégories Mini et X30 Cadet disputeront une deuxième épreuve du championnat de Belgique en marge du X30 Challenge Europa, du 17 au 20 avril.

 

 

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