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31/07/11 - 14:09

Formula K parade in KZ

Antonio Piccioni (Parolin / TM) shared the front line of the second of two KZ finals with Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex), while Rick Dreezen (Tony Kart / Vortex) was within a few meters of the title. Armand Convers stalled on the grid and another lap was given. Yannick De Brabander (Parolin / TM) was alongside Mirko Torsellini (CRG / Maxter) on the second row ahead of the CRG / Maxter pair of Arnaud Kozlinski and Davide Fore.

Ardigo led the way from Piccioni and De Brabander, then Kozlinski, Lammers, Thonon and Visser. Torsellini was hit on the line and had to retire. Lammers went to attack Piccioni, third, while De Brabander chased the leader. Ardigo, De Brabander, Piccioni, Lammers, Thonon, Kozlinski, was the order of the top 6 on the fifth lap.

De Brabander took the lead on lap 6, Piccioni returned to Ardigo and Lammers, Kozlinski overtook Thonon. The battle was between the leaders Ardigo and De Brabander. Visser, in 7th, took Thonon. De Brabander got away. Piccioni was finally finding some performance and took the second-placed Ardigo. Lammers tried to get closer to Ardigo while the drivers pulled away in the Formula Ks.




Visser had passed Thonon and started on Koko. Lammers was on Ardigo's bumper, but could not find the opening, allowing Kozlinski back into their wake. It was a double victory for Parolin / TM in the colors of Formula K and De Brabander and Piccioni. Ardigo was on the podium, Lammers finished fourth, Kozlinski fifth, Visser sixth, Thonon seventh and Dreezen, the WSK champion, eighth.



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The front row of the Prefinal in KF2 was Antonio Giovinazzi (PCR / TM) and Stefano Cucco (Birel / Parilla), followed by Sami Luka (Energy / TM), Damiano Fioravanti (Tony Kart / Vortex), Victor Sendin (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Tanart Sathienthirakul (Tony Kart / TM).

Giovinazzi took the lead ahead Luka and Cucco, then Fioravanti, Rudakov and Sendin. Cucco attacked Luka, but in vain, allowing Giovinazzi to escape Fioravanti a moment ahead of Cucco in third position.

On lap 4, Cucco and Luka moved to attack. Cucco first took Luka. Giovinazzi was now closely followed by Sathienthirakul, Sendin approached and took fourth. Fioravanti advanced to sixth ahead of Klinkby-Silver, Rudakov and Orudzhev.

Cucco was about 0.4s ahead of Luka, 0.25s ahead of the Thai driver. The laps were linked together without any changes. The drivers were trying to keep the tyres in good condition for the final. Stefano Cucco won in front of Luka, Sathienthirakul, Sendin, Giovinazzi and Klinkby-Silver.



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Nicolai Sylvest (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Harrison Scott (Intrepid / TM) were on the front row of the Prefinal in KF3 at the WSK Series Euro at Zuera, but Max Verstappen (CRG / Parilla), the championship leader, was third. The weather is very hot in the Spanish sun.

Max Verstappen took the lead but the slow process was initiated on the first lap. Two karts had rolled at the bottom of the track. The race director then had to interrupt the race with a red flag to calm things down and restore order on the grid. Olsen had lost all chances by going off at the same place.

There was a restart on lap 6. It was a good battle between Verstappen and Nielsen, Ocon was third but lost 2 places on the outside of the hairpin. Boccolacci had already returned to 9th! Third place was contested by Sylvest and O'Keeffe. The two leaders got away, Sylvest got rid of O'Keeffe, with Matthew Graham and further back Ocon watching closely.

Taking advantage of the duel for the lead Sylvest closed up. He was soon second behind Verstappen and the leader. But Max was trying everything on the last lap and won the unusual race from Nielsen and Sylvest. O'Keeffe finished fourth, fifth was Graham, Boccolacci 6th and Ocon 7th.



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Heat A1

Victory for Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex), while Davide Fore (CRG / Maxter) quickly passed Bas Lammers (Intrepid / TM) for second place, Mirko Torsellini (CRG / Maxter) dropped back to 4th from Convers, Pex and Hajek.

Heat B1

It was a good battle between Paolo De Conto (Energy / TM) and Yannick De Brabander (Parolin / TM) at the beginning of Heat B1 and it was also heated among Beitske Visser (Intrepid / TM) and Arnaud Kozlinski (CRG / Maxter). Antonio Piccioni (Parolin / TM) then took control when De Conto stalled at the end of the race. Visser attacked yet on the last lap and crossed the line first. But she got a 10'' penalty that put her back to 12th, as De Conto came home 15th. Piccioni was first ahead of De Brabander and Thonon.

Heat A2

Ardigo led the heat in the opening laps, but Torsellini took the lead mid-race after passing Fore. Armand Convers (Kosmic / Vortex) was very fast, he held second, but defended himself from Ardigo to stay with Torsellini. Fore finished fourth from Lammers and Pex. Joel Johansson (Energy / TM) lost a lot at the start by being held up, he finished 12th from Gianni Gazzurelli (FA Kart / Vortex).



Heat B2

Domination was confirmed for the Parolin / TM team Formula K with a second double for Piccioni and De Brabander and were never threatened in the final heat. Thonon was third on the first lap, but Kozlinski then attacked him, followed by Iglesias and Dreezen. Behind the leading trio, there was the recovery of Visser and De Conto, who were disadvantaged in heat B1. Beitske finished fourth, sixth was Iglesias, then De Conto and Thonon.



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Wearing a new helmet like Schumacher, and the new kart graphics, Nyck De Vries (Zanardi / Parilla) led from the lights on the first race of the day in KF1. But Alexander Albon (Intrepid / TM) duelled with 2 drivers on the first lap and took control. Worse, on the second lap, De Vries lost ground, and was seventh. Behind Albon, Karol Basz (RK / BMB) was second, Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart / Vortex) third, and Mark Litchfield (FA Kart / BMB) fourth.

As usual, De Vries's machine started to get fast in mid-race. Litchfield went third, Camponeschi dropped back and Chris Lock (Tony Kart / Vortex) was fourth. De Vries came back to second place, with the fastest lap, behind Albon, the heat winner. Basz was third, fourth was Litchfield then Lock and Yu Kanamaru (Tony Kart / Vortex).



Albon took advantage of his pole position in the second heat by taking off from the start. Behind this was war! De Vries was 10th on the 1st lap, Jordon Lennox Lamb (CRG / Maxter) took 11 places at the start and it wasn't over. The duel for the second position would last throughout the race between Basz and Ignazio D'Agosto, in favor of the former. The chasing pack was well shaken. Camponeschi dropped back after an attack on De Vries. Groman, Litchfield and Pakari brawled, but Lennox and De Vries passed them and finished fourth in front of it. It was the 2nd win for Albon from Basz and D'Agosto.



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