The first six qualifying heats of the European KZ2 Championship Round 1 at Sarno took place on a completely dry track with temperatures on the rise because of the sun's return.
Luca Corberi (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Fabian Federer (CRG / Maxter) took two victories each, Alessio Piccini (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Andrea Fasberg (Tony Kart / Vortex) each won once. Twice second, Thomas Laurent (Tony Kart / Vortex) proved to be the fastest on the track in his two heats. Pole-sitter Maik Siebecke (CRG / Modena) has not kept his advantage with 9th at the moment. Nicolas Gonzales (Alpha / TM), despite a poor start, shows signs of good performance in 13th position, while Paolo Besancenez (Tony Kart / Vortex) was delayed in a clash before returning to 3rd position in the next heat.
The progress of the heats can be followed live here.
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In addition to reports from the three heats of the KZ European Championship at Sarno, the unofficial intermediate ranking from Kartcom enables you to follow the real-time positions, including KZ2 with 60 participants competing in no less than 15 heats Saturday.
Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex) won the first qualifying heat of the European Championship at Sarno in KZ ahead of teammate Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart / Vortex) who could not dislodge him from 1st place despite his fastest lap. Great run for Jérémy Iglesias (Alpha / TM) 3rd ahead of Arnaud Kozlinski (Sodi / TM) who held off his teammate Anthony Abbasse (Sodi / TM) in 5th from Dreezen Rick (Ricciardo / Parilla) and Simo Puhakka (CRG / Maxter). Jonathan Thonon's (Praga / Parilla) problems glimpsed in warm-up did not seem resolved.
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Beau temps ce samedi matin pour la 1ère course de la saison 2015 du Championnat de France F4 sur le circuit de Lédenon. Le poleman Giuliano Alesi boucle le 1er tour en tête 1,3'' devant Kami Laliberté et Valentin Moineault. Julien Andlauer a chuté en 9e position, juste derrière Gabriel Aubry. On suit la remontée de Sacha Fenestraz, actuellement 13e, après ses ennuis lors des chronos. Alesi aligne les meilleurs temps et creuse l'écart sur Laliberté toujours second sous la menace de Moineault et Axel Matus qui se rapproche. Nerses Isaakyan, 5e, essaie de revenir sur ce groupe de chasse.
Tour 5 : gros freinage d'Aubry qui passe Julien Darras pour le gain de la 6e place. Moineault s'empare de la 2e place au 8e passage tandis que Laliberté rétrograde au 5e rang, mais reprend la 4e d'Isaakyan au tour suivant. Ce duel pourrait favoriser le retour d'Aubry. Fenestraz est en train de fondre sur Andlauer et sa 8e position, le dépassement a lieu au 11e tour. Isaakyan a répliqué à Laliberté pour récupérer la 4e position qui reste indécise. Aubry attaque en effet Laliberté et passe 5e au 13e tour, puis 4e en dépassant Isaakyan au tour suivant.
Victoire écrasante d'un rookie pour sa première course en monoplace, Giuliano Alesi s'impose à Lédenon 5,6'' devant Moineault, Matus complète le podium alors qu'Aubry peut être fier de sa remontée en 4e position devant Isaakyan. Laliberté termine 6e, Darras 7e, Fenestraz 8e, Andlauer 9e et Alexey Korneev 10e.
Voir les résultats ci-dessous.
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N. 3 - April 17th 2014
Perfect weather condition today for the CIK-FIA European KZ & KZ2 Championship which has just begun in Sarno (Italy) on the International Circuit Napoli. Today the first times were set under a springlike sun and they were decidedly faster than those set in last year's World Championship, which took place right on this circuit in October 2014. The protagonists of this great show hosted by the 1,699 metres of the south Italian circuit are the more and more experienced kart drivers of the KZ and KZ2 categories, together with promising young drivers eager to give a hard time to their ‘older' colleagues. In today's qualifying, the first favorites made themselves conspicuous and tomorrow they will try to win in the qualifying heats. The great finale is on schedule on Sunday 19th April: drivers coming from 19 different countries will try to grab the trophy followed by the cameras of WSK Promotion. Images of the races will be available from 10.35 am, the moment of the choreographic drivers' presentation, thanks to the live streaming on the official websites cikfia.tv and cikfiachampionship.com. Next week, on the TV channel Motors TV, a special report with a recap of the whole weekend.
Marco Ardigò is the first leader in KZ.
The fastest driver in the session of qualifying was the reigning World Champion, the Italian Marco Ardigò with 1'04"887. He beat his team-mate, the Italian Flavio Camponeschi (both on Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone), into second position for only 55 milliseconds. In the overall ranking the third position is occupied by the British Ben Hanley (Croc-TM-Bridgestone), who was faster than the Finnish Simo Puakka (CRG-Maxter), the French Arnaud Kozlinski (Sodi-TM) and the Czech Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla).
Siebecke is the pole-sitter in KZ2.
Maik Siebecke (CRG-Modena-LeCont) is the pole-sitter in KZ2 with 1'04"381. Good performance also for Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter-LeCont); the Italian driver is second 78 milliseconds behind the leader. Behind him, the Italian Luca Corberi (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont) and the Danish Andreas Fasberger (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont). The skills showed by the young drivers are outstanding and helped them to occupy the top positions: fifth place for the Dutch Marijn Kremers (Birel Art- Parilla) and sixth for the Italian Alessio Piccini (Tony Kart-Vortex).
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