Not surprisingly, Karol Basz (Kosmic / Vortex), Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Alexander Vartanyan (Tony Kart / Vortex) were fighting for the fastest time in KF. Casper Roes (FA Kart / Vortex), Marcu Dionisios (Tony Kart / Vortex), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG / Parilla) and Felice Tiene (CRG / Parilla) were watching near the front. Finally Vartanyan got it right with 1'05''129, almost a tenth ahead of Nielsen with Basz 3rd to 2.3 tenths, Roes 4th, Marcu 5th and Tiene 6th.
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KZ2 were the first to go onto Sarno track for qualifying at the last round of the WSK Super Master Series. The weather was quite nice, although slightly cloudy. The hierarchy of the 23 drivers evolved until the very end of the session, the times were constantly improving with a few surprises. Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart / Vortex) finished ahead on the last lap with a time of 1'03''286, or 15 thousandths faster than Simo Puhakka (CRG / Maxter). Anthony Abbasse (Sodi / TM) took the 3rd place 0.074'' ahead of Paolo De Conto (CRG / Maxter) in 4th two thousandths further back. Marijn Kremers (BirelART / Parilla) finished 5th and Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex) 6th, all these drivers within a tenth. Although in 8th, the performance of Arnaud Kozlinski (Sodi / TM) is nice to see after his crash in the final of the European Championship there a few days ago.
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After thorough on-track testing, in varied situations reflecting race conditions as closely as possible, the CIK-FIA has now validated the new definition of the front fairing mounting kit in a bid to institute greater sportsmanship and respect in karting Competitions by punishing bad behaviour.
As from Monday 4 May 2015, the front fairing mounting kit as defined in CIK-FIA Bulletin N° 40 - 04/05-2015 must therefore be used on all categories of karts taking part in CIK-FIA Competitions and in all other international Competitions.
For further information, please refer to CIK-FIA Bulletin N° 40 - 04/05-2015, which cancels and replaces the previous version.
The coverage of the competition in the 2015 CIK-FIA European KZ & KZ2 Championship will be broadcast soon on Motors TV.
Tuesday 28 April at 20h20 (GMT+2)
Wednesday 29 April at 08h40 & 17h20 (GMT+2)
Thursday 30 April at 01h00 (GMT+2)
Friday 1 May at 11h20 (GMT+2)
Saturday 2 May at 03h10 (GMT+2)
James Pull powered into third place in the MSA Formula Championship after another weekend packed full of skill, pace - and podiums. The 15-year-old followed up second and third place finishes in the opening rounds at Brands Hatch with the same again at Donington Park. The JTR driver was delighted to put more points on the board as he proved the opening rounds were certainly no fluke.
And with his confidence growing with every race, the ADD Motorsports-supported racer is determined be in the hunt for silverware come the end of the season. He said: "I'm really pleased with how the weekend went. I came into Donington with lots of confidence after Brands Hatch, but I couldn't really ask for more than finishing with another two podiums. It's great to be able to pick up all these valuable points that push me up to third in the championship. It's a really exciting championship - I'm so happy to be part of it."
James - originally from Singapore, but now based in Herts - was fast in practice and carried this pace over into qualifying where he finished with two third fastest laps. Although he didn't quite use the peak of the tyres to his advantage, his lap times left him optimistic of his chances of a podium on a track that was quickly becoming one of his favourites.
Race One saw him slip into fourth from third after a lightning start from the 19-year-old Brazilian Myasava who raced in front. But with three laps to go James expertly overtook the same driver, before saving his best move for the final thrilling lap - when he pulled off an impressive pass on Norris at the Mcleans corner, to finish second.
The reverse grid saw James start Race Two in seventh but fall back into tenth early on. The team gambled with old tyres and the driver did well to come back strongly, passing two drivers on the last lap to finish seventh and happy to secure some more points.
The final race of the weekend saw James hit with debris after an early collision in front of him. He moved around it well just before a lengthy safety car period. After the restart he slipped into third although couldn't quite get the break he needed to overtake Ricky Collard into second place. But he was happy with a third-place finish and his fourth podium overall in the championship so far.
He added: "I was struggling a lot with gear changes in the final race and the only chance I had to pass Ricky I went for fourth gear but got stuck in neutral. The competition is really tough and standard high - and there are some really brilliant and experienced drivers in it. I'm really enjoying it so far and JTR and ADD Motorsports are really helping me to improve."Now I can't wait for the next round and hopefully I can keep doing what I've been doing."
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