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Pilot > Beitske Visser

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While Beitske Visser was well on her way to a podium finish driver at Val Vibrata (Italy), during the second round of the WSK Master Series, a collision had the better of her, despite her determination.

With the support of Italians with a better knowledge than hers of this circuit, Beitske achieved the third best performance during timed qualifying, just one tenth of a second away from the pole position. On the first heat, after a hard fight in the lead pack, Beitske won the race. In the second qualifying heat, the engine began to stop from time to time, she losts a lot of time and slipped down to eighth. In the third heat, it started to rain and road holding was not optimal, she could not do better than seventh.


Beitske took advantage of the prefinal to start a superb series of overtaking manoeuvres and climbed up to third place. For the final, she preserved a very much coveted place on second row. "Everything went fine for me when the lights went off, but there were some troubles in the pack and I lost some places. The, I wanted to pass Aceto again. But when I tried, he moved towards me and I found myself in the grass at high speed. Then, I suffered a collision when my kart went back on the track. I tried to continue, but after heavy damage caused to my kart, I was forced to retire".


Nothing Is Lost for Beitske: "At the last meeting in Castelletto, there will be no room for doubts or questions. Victory will be my goal !"

 

 

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Pilote > Pierre Gasly

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Les conditions de ce GPO d'Ostricourt se sont révélées particulièrement complexes pour les pilotes et les techniciens avec une adhérence sans cesse changeante et des pneus pluie difficiles à gérer. Pierre Gasly (Sodi/Parilla) a traversé les embûches avec beaucoup de brio pour finalement engranger des points importants en vue du Championnat de France KF3.

 

Déjà le plus rapide lors des chronos du samedi, Pierre confirme en remportant la préfinale. Prudent au niveau de ses réglages châssis sur une piste en voie d'assèchement, Pierre assure la 3ème place en finale, en pensant avant tout à marquer des points.

 

Cela commence moins bien le dimanche par des chronos où l'état des pneumatiques typés pluie décide de la hiérarchie. 17ème au départ de la préfinale, Pierre parvient à se replacer malgré tout dans le top 5. Toujours disputée en pneus pluie, la finale s'annonce ardue, vu l'état des gommes. Pierre ne se pose pas de questions et sort la grande attaque qui l'amène sur la ligne d'arrivée en grand vainqueur.

 

« Il a fallu gérer tout au long du week-end, explique Pierre. Je ne voulais pas prendre de risques inutiles et préserver coûte que coûte mon avance au Championnat. J'ai dû éviter les sorties de piste et les concurrents à la dérive, économiser mes pneus, les pièges étaient nombreux ! Dimanche, l'équipe a fait le bon choix pour les réglages de mon châssis et j'ai pu enfin me lâcher. Mes pneus étaient rincés, mais cela ne m'a pas empêcher d'attaquer à fond sur une piste de plus en plus sèche. J'ai encore accentué l'écart au classement, c' était mon but ! »


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International > "U18" World Karting Championship

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Quatre ans après le Mondial Formule A d'Angerville, la France accueillait ce week-end la troisième manche du nouveau Championnat du Monde M18. La FFSA n'a pas ménagé ses efforts pour que l'événement soit une réussite. Le circuit du Val d'Argenton a ainsi pu renouer avec un passé glorieux. Le public est venu nombreux dans la tribune géante pour acclamer les stars internationales aussi bien que les pilotes locaux. Avec un titre mondial décerné dimanche soir, un Trophée international attirant 28 nationalités différentes et une French Cup pour les pilotes nationaux, le meeting argentonnais fera date dans les annales du karting.

Pourtant, la remise en conformité avec les normes actuelles de la CIK d'une piste conçue dans les années 90 n'était pas une mince affaire, mobiliser médias et spectateurs loin d'une grande agglomération non plus et accueillir une centaine de concurrents ainsi que leurs accompagnateurs venus du monde entier, un autre défi. Avec le concours de tous, la mission a pu être menée à bien. La FFSA, à travers sa Commission Nationale de Karting et son président Jean-Pierre Deschamps en a été le maître d'oeuvre principal, financièrement, techniquement et humainement. Les collectivités locales, la Région Poitou Charentes, le Conseil Général des Deux-Sèvres, la Communauté de Communes de l'Argentonnais, ont parfaitement joué le jeu en s'impliquant concrètement dans la préparation de l'épreuve.

Le propriétaire du circuit, Jean-François Girard et son équipe avaient retroussé leurs manches depuis plusieurs mois pour satisfaire au lourd cahier des charges de la fédération internationale et fournir un cadre adapté à la manifestation. Présidée par l'efficace Madeleine Denivelle, la Commission Régionale de Karting Poitou Charentes, aura été la cheville ouvrière de l'épreuve avec le concours d'officiels et de bénévoles de l'Ile-de-France et du Pays d'Essay.

 

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Grâce à tous ces efforts conjugués, le Championnat du Monde M18 a pu attirer de nombreux spectateurs pour assister à la première victoire internationale du Thaïlandais Tanart Sathienthirakul et au sacre du Britannique Jake Dennis, le nouveau Champion du Monde en titre, au terme d'un duel épique avec le Finlandais Teemu Suninen. Un autre Finlandais, Niklas Tiihonen, s'est imposé au finish dans le Trophée Académie face au représentant français Anthoine Hubert qui doit se contenter de la 2ème marche du podium, non sans quelque déception. Sur ses terres, Esteban Ocon a remporté la French Cup de la catégorie KF3 sous les ovations du public, partagées avec l'enfant du pays, Ingrid Girard qui termine 3ème. 

 

Lire le communiqué complet ci-dessous.

 

 

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As with the Under 18 class, suspense was maintained right to the end of the last round of the new CIK-FIA Academy Trophy, organised as a supporting class to the Under 18 World Championship. In this competition where all the drivers – coming from 34 different countries – have exactly the same machinery, the French lad Anthoine Hubert arrived at the Val d’Argenton circuit as the Championship leader. But the Finn, Niklas Tiihonen, several points adrift took all his chances. Right from the qualifying heats, it was clear that the battle for the title was going to come down to a duel between these two young drivers, after the outcome on the three circuits.  But, for the minor battles, the races remained very open…

Closely following in the wake of Tiihonen during the first of the two races, the Argentinian Federico Paoloni mounted an attack on the last turn… But though he then took the chequered flag in first place, the Argentinian was then penalised and dropped down to 9th place. Consequently Niklas Tiihonen won this first race in front of his rival Anthoine Hubert, thus cranking up the pressure a notch. However he still did not have his destiny in his own hands before the second race. If Hubert again managed to finish immediately behind him in the second race, it would be the French lad who would be the first winner of the Academy Trophy. If he fared worse, the title would go to the Finn… From the start Tiihonen took control over Hubert. But, 6 laps from the end, the French lad was to yield in the face of constant challenges from Norwegian Oystein Helgheim, third in the first race. It was then the Greek  Filipos Kalesis who benefitted from the scrap between Hubert and the driver from Monaco Charles Leclerc to secure his 3rd podium of the year… and 3rd place in the Championship. With his 4th place, Anthoine Hubert missed out on the title by only three points.

« I am so happy », confided Niklas Tiihonen for his part. « To win this Championship where everybody has the same machinery is a big moment in my young career. » In any case there we have a formidable launching pad for this young Finn who we must be hearing more of in the future. After all, this is, as well, the principle role of karting !

 

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Even though he didn’t take victory on the Val d’Argenton circuit, it all turned out well for Jake Dennis (Top Kart) as he ended up the happiest driver on Sunday evening at the end of the third and final round of the new World Championship for drivers under 18 years of age. The winner of the opening round at Wackersdorf in Germany, the British driver had arrived in France as a co-leader in the Championship after his fifth place in the Spanish round at Alcaniz. 

 

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Second in the provisional classification after the qualifying heats, the protégé of ex World Champions Terry Fullerton and Martin Hines secured himself a place on the front row for the Final. Unfortunately, the anticipated duel between Jake Dennis and Teemu Suninen (Maranello) failed to materialise : the Finn, 7th on the starting grid, was involved in a collision in the first corner and eventually set off again in last place.


« I clearly saw that Teemu was in the gravel », explained Jake Dennis, inevitably very happy. « From then on I didn’t want to take any unneccessary risk. When Stefan Riener and John Norris got close to me, I quite simply let them past to make sure I did not get involved in a collision. In any case I did not have enough speed to get the victory today and so I concentrated solely on the Championship. I knew that a place in the top 10 would be sufficient and I eventually finished 8th. But I knew that was good enough to take the World Crown. I dedicate this title to the Racing Steps Foundation. Without their financial support I would not be here ! My thanks also to Terry Fullerton for all his help. I am proud to be the first Under 18 World Champion ! » By winning the Championship, Jake has also delivered a World Championship to Top Kart. He will also be further honoured at the FIA Annual Gala, along with the World Champions in Formula 1, in Rallying, in Touring Cars and in GT.


In addition to the honour for Dennis, this third round of the Under 18 World Championship was marked by the first ever victory in a World Karting Championship for a driver from Thailand. So unlucky in Spain where he was amongst the fastest drivers, Tanart Sathienthirakul (Intrepid) was this time not going to let slip his opportunity. Starting on pole position, Tanart led the final from start to finish and built up a significant lead over Finnish driver Matias Köykkä (Maranello), who became the Vice-Champion of the World, and over the Austrian Stefan Riener (Intrepid), who made superb progress from his 20th place on the starting grid. In a top 10 showing decidedly fine style, we found the Irishman John Norris (Intrepid), Italian Damiano Marchesan (Parolin), the Frenchman Vincent Fraisse (Intrepid), British driver Sam Snell (Intrepid), the new World Champion Jake Dennis, the American Andrick Zeen (Sodi) and Northern Ireland’s Adam Stirling (Intrepid), 3rd in the Championship after his victory at Alcaniz. As for poor Teemu Suninen, his misfortune dropped him down to 28th place, which in turn dropped him to 4th position in the Championship in which at one time, he had been one of the revelations and one of the brightest stars.

 


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