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Follow developments in the qualifying heats of the Genk CIK-FIA Compétition in Alahärmä thanks to the Kartcom unofficial intermediate classification, updated after each finish and according to the publication of penalties.



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Clouds were beginning to build up over the Mika Salo circuit late Saturday morning for the start of the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy, but the track remained dry. In the first session, Suleiman Zanfari and Jiei Okuzumi competed for 1st place with Joseph Taylor in ambush. Xavier Handsaeme was back in 3rd position. Zanfari ended the session in front with a lap of 46''808, Okuzumi followed by 2 thousandths and Handsaeme by 4 thousandths. Taylor and Jorden Dolischka completed the top five.


Francisco Melo D. Porto upped the pace in the second session ahead of Jenny Jakobsen, then Jordan North was 2nd and Dylan Leger 4th. Melo D. Porto took pole position with 46''333, Jakobsen finished 2nd by 0.280'' followed by North and Léger, and Ruben Moya Lopez completed the top five.


Melo D. Porto is in pole position, Zanfari 2nd, Jakobsen 3rd, Okuzumi 4th, North 5th and Handsaeme 6th. Léger took 7th.


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Paavo Tonteri (Tony Kart / Vortex), Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart / Vortex), Callum Bradshaw (CRG / Parilla) and Karol Basz (Kosmic / Vortex) were at the top of the first Qualifying session in European OK in Alahärmä. Tonteri finished with 43''056, Pavel Bulantsev (Tony Kart / Vortex) came 2nd by 57 thousandths ahead of Hiltbrand, Bradshaw and Jonne Ollikainen (Tony Kart / Vortex) by 0.106''.


In the second session Dennis Hauger (CRG / Parilla), Juho Valtanen (Kosmic / Vortex), Robin Sario (Kosmic / Vortex), Caio Collet (Birel ART / TM), Franck Chappard (Redspeed / Parilla) were at the front. David Vidales (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Hauger then traded 1st place. Collet joined the top three. Hauger was the fastest with 43''084, Collet finished 2nd by 54 thousandths and Théo Pourchaire (Kosmic / Vortex) was 3rd in front of Vidales and Kasparas Vaskelis (Exprit / TM). Tonteri remained the provisional leader.


Sami Taoufik (FA Kart / Vortex) was ahead of Lorenzo Travisanutto (Zanardi / Parilla), Noah Milell (Kosmic / Vortex) and Clement Novalak (Tony Kart / Vortex) in the third session. Taoufik was the fastest with 43''073, David Schumacher (Tony Kart / Vortex) followed him by 2 thousandths and Novalak by 14 thousandths, while Milell and Isac Blomqvist (Tony Kart / Vortex) completed the top five.


The pole remained with Tonteri, Taoufik was 2nd overall in front of Schumacher, Hauger 4th and Novalak 5th.



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It was the first sunny morning at Alahärmä on Saturday 22nd July for Qualifying for the CIK-FIA European Championship. The 57 OK-Junior drivers opened the match with their first session dominated early on by Paul Aron (FA Kart / Vortex) with 45''319, three thousandths ahead of Jules Mettetal (Kosmic / Parilla) was not worried. Navalon Boya (Kosmic / Parilla) finished 3rd by 7 thousandths, then came Gabriele Bortoleto (CRG / Parilla), Mattia Michelotto (Zanardi / Parilla) and Ilya Morozov (Tony Kart / Vortex) in 6th by only 0.022'' from 1st.


In the second session, Matias Salonen (Kosmic / Vortex) was ahead of Uhro Niemimen (Kosmic / Vortex), the two Finnish drivers left the pits very early to start the second session. Then Jimi Hannus (Tony Kart / Vortex) upped the pace against Harry Thompson (FA Kart / Vortex) and Donar Munding (CRG / Parilla), but the order hadn't solidified yet. Francesco Sagera (CRG / Parilla) attacked and surpassed the performance of Aron, leader S1 with 45''279. But it was Thompson who posted 45''555 followed by Dino Beganovic (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Nikolas Pirttilahti (Kosmic / Vortex) by 0.153''. Gillian Henrion (Tony Kart / Vortex) finished a long way back, Loris Cabirou (Sodi / TM) even further.


The drivers of the third session waited for the last moment to enter the scene. Jake Doohan (FA Kart / Vortex), Hadrien David (Zanardi / Parilla) and Jonny Edgar (Exprit / TM) quickly occupied the top three after two laps. Doohan proved unbeatable on 44''883, despite Edgar's efforts to get closer by 0.235''. Viktor Gustafsson (Tony Kart / Vortex) was 3rd ahead of David and Zak O'Sullivan (FA Kart / Vortex).


The sessions got faster and faster, but not enough to apply the 101% rule. Pole went to Doohan ahead of Thompson and Edgar.


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International > CIK WSK Promotion

22/07/17 - 08:25

Engines on at Alaharma



Free practice was the opening event of a weekend which might be crucial in the race towards the CIK-FIA European titles for the OK and OKJ categories. The drivers are eager to take part in the Qualifying Practices and then in the Heats, which are part of tomorrow's programme. They were observed by the FIA President Mr. Jean Todt (in the photo below, welcomed by the President of AKK Motorsport, Mr. Juhani Pakari), who came to the Powerpark Circuit in Alaharma, Finland, to visit the penultimate event of the CIK-FIA European Championship. The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, on the other hand, is at its last and decisive race: the one-make event on karts Exprit-Vortex-Bridgestone is at its third and final appointment: all is ready to award the winner of the 2017 edition. So, there is a lot at stake in Finland for the international karting: the 168 drivers who arrived in Alaharma from all around the world are all ready to do their best to achieve a top result during this Finnish weekend.

On video from Finland.
The event from Finland will be available on video worldwide. Fans of kart racing will be able to follow the races thanks to the Internet. In fact, they will be able to follow the live timing of the preliminary stage and then, on Sunday 23rd July, they will be able to watch the decisive Heats and the Finals thanks to the live streaming on and, starting from 10:25am. A further analysis of the whole weekend will be dealt with in the special TV report on Motorsport.TV, to be aired the following week.


Don't miss the battles for the top positions in the Championship standings.
In the OK, the Spanish David Vidales (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont) aims at widening the gap between him and the French Theo Pourchaire (Kosmic-Vortex), who is now only one point behind the leader. After his victory in the previous appointment at Le Mans, the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (Zanardi-Parilla) - in third position - seems in great shape. The OKJ leader is the British Jonny Edgar (Exprit-TM-Vega), even though the German O'neill Muth (Zanardi-Parilla) and his fellow countryman Harry Thompson (FA Kart-Vortex) follow closely. The Academy, too, is still very uncertain in its standings: here the Belgian Xavier Handsaeme is the leader ahead of the Dutch Tijmen van del Helm and the French Sami Meguetounif. There are growing expectations about the name of the winners in Finland: tomorrow morning, after the Qualifying practice, we might have some more indications.



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