Thanks to the unofficial Kartcom clipboard, we can see how the rankings in the World Cup for KF2 and KF3 at Sarno during lunch on Saturday. The rankings, updated after each race, are available here for KF2 and KF3.
Loris Spinelli (Tony Kart / Vortex) ranks first in KF2 after his three consecutive victories, ahead of Paolo Ippolito (Tony Kart / Vortex) who won twice and Antonio Giovinazzi (PCR / Parilla). Britain's Tom Joyner (LH / TM) advanced to fourth ahead of the Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul (Tony Kart / TM). The top French driver at this stage, Pascal Belmaaziz (DR / Parilla) is 19th, while John Filippi (Exprit / Vortex) was downgraded for being underweight in his victorious race. Without this poor score of 29 points, he would be 11th instead of 30th. Victor Compere (FA Kart / Vortex) is currently 35th.
In KF3, it's very close between Max Verstappen (CRG / Parilla) leader and three time winner, Charles Leclerc (Intrepid / TM) and the pole sitter Antonio Fuoco, also known by the nickname Speedy, (Tony Kart / Vortex), both victorious twice. The British driver Matthew Graham (Zanardi / Parilla) and Callan O'Keeffe (FA Kart / Vortex) in 4th and 5th ahead of Norway's Dennis Olsen (Energy / TM) and the excellent Swiss Luana Krattiger (Tony Kart / Vortex). Esteban Ocon (FA Kart / Vortex) is in 11th in a good position, Paolo Besancenez (Sodi / Parilla) 17th, Erwan Julé (Inytrepid / TM) 23rd, Valentin Naud (Tony Kart / Vortex) 31st and Dorian Boccolacci (Birel / BMB) 38th.
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If the first timed practice in KF1 at Sarno had a few surprises, the pole man wasn't. Although unrecognizable in combination with his orange helmet, Nyck De Vries (Zanardi / Parilla) nevertheless set the fastest time with 1'04''754 in the last minute of the session. However Karol Basz (RK / BMB) was the leader for most of the session, only 4 / 100 second back, while Tony Kart had Ignazio D'Agosto in 3rd who set his time on his third lap.
Alexander Albon (Intrepid / TM) is in fourth place with a differential of 0.165s. Leo Roussel apparently was the best of the innovative Sodi on his sixth lap. 21 drivers are taking part in the fourth round of the KF1 World Championship with the absence of Loïc Réguillon (Sodi / Parilla) and Davey Koch (Gillard / Parilla).
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As usual, Nyck de Vries launched Saturday morning's new graphics for the fourth and penultimate round of the KF1 World Championship at Sarno. Both countries are in the spotlight: the Italian tricolor for the Italian Zanardi chassis, the Italian Dino Chiesa at the Italian track of Sarno ...
Holland provides the other colours with the combination of orange of the champion, dotted with the red floral emblem of Friesland, his home province. His new helmet is orange too, but brighter and it also includes a 2D barcode from which you can follow a web link ...
It is very colorful, full of meaning, original, even though the palette is very colorful.
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What with 94 competitors in KF2 and 104 in KF3, the World Cup of these two categories is pretty overloaded. Following the qualifying heats held this Friday morning, the competitors have now started their qualifying rounds this Friday afternoon and these will come to an end on Saturday evening for the KF2 series and as late as Sunday morning for the KF3.
In KF2, the amazing pole man Alessio Guazzaroni (Tony Kart-BMB) (see photo) was back in the pack having been penalised for excessive speed at the start. If he wants to confirm his pole position, he will need to come up trumps during the three qualifying heats he still needs to complete. In front of their supporters, there are in fact three Italians who proved to be the most successful with Loris Spinelli (Tony Kart-Vortex) clinching two heat victories, as also two successes for Paolo Ippolito (Tony Kart-Vortex) and one for Antonio Maria Giovinazzi (PCR-Parilla). The Brit Tom Joyner (LH-TM) was the only one to steal a heat win from the local drivers. On the other hand misfortune for the Frenchman John Filippi (Exprit-Vortex), involved in an accident at the start of the second heat, having signed a 3rd best time during practice.
The fastest in KF3 in the practice sessions was Charles Leclerc (Intrepid), who confirmed his top speed during the only heat he competed in. If on the one hand "Speedy" (alias Antonio Fuoco) impressed one and all by winning two heats, the Dutchman Max Verstappen (CRG-Parilla) on the other hand came up trumps once, and showed himself to be extremely fast. Amongst the drivers up front during the practice sessions, the most unlucky one was the Dane Nicolai Sylvest (Tony Kart-Vortex), forced to retire in his second qualifying heat after having won the first one. Also worth mentioning was the great performance put in by the Swiss female competitor Luana Emanuela Krattiger (Tony Kart-Vortex), who climbed up into 2nd place in her first qualifying heat following a 21st best time in the practice sessions.
This coming Saturday, all pretenders for victory in the KF2 and KF3 World Cups will carry on with their qualifying heats whilst the KF1 World Championship drivers will get down to serious business with their two qualifying heats as also their two first Races of the weekend. Sunday they will be taking on a similar programme ... with a fourth and final Race broadcast live on Sport Italia 2. Present in Sarno, this Italian station will be broadcasting the event live from 16.00hrs through until 18.00hrs (namely the Finals of the KF2 and KF3 World Cups as also the fourth Race of the KF1 World Championship).
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Sunshine everywhere, temperatures of over 30°C... The participants in the CIK-FIA World Cup for KF3 held this weekend at Sarno have not been surprised by the conditions prevailing during the first powerful moments of the meeting on this Friday morning, namely timed practice.
Five KF3 Junior (13-15 years old) Drivers ended their own qualifying session within the same tenth of a second. But it was Charles Leclerc (Intrepid-TM) who had the last word. "It was all functioning fine and I concentrated well", explained the Monaco competitor. "Up until now, I had never been lucky on the circuit of Sarno but it is apparently different this year." Second in practice, the Dutchman Max Verstappen (CRG-Parilla) has confirmed that one would have to count on him since he finished ahead of the Italian Alessio Lorandi (Tony Kart-Vortex), Denmark's Nicolai Sylvest (Tony Kart-Vortex), the European Champion George Russel (Intrepid-TM), the Italian Speedy (alias Antonio Fuoco, Tony Kart-Vortex), Britain's Matthew Graham (Zanardi-Parilla) and Harrison Scott (Intrepid-TM), France's Dorian Boccolacci (Birel-BMB) and the Briton Callan O'Keeffe (FA Kart-Vortex).
For them and for all these KF3 Drivers (102 in total!), the long list of qualifying heats begins this Friday afternoon and will end on Sunday morning. For them also, only 34 places will be available in the Final. It all promises to be quite hot at the foot of the Vesuvius!
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