Timothy Peisselon a retiré beaucoup de points positifs de son déplacement en Ariège, où se déroulait la deuxième des trois manches du Championnat de France Cadet. Sur le circuit de Lavelanet, il a surtout réussi à remporter la préfinale, qui offre aux pilotes autant de points qu'en finale. Plus que jamais, il reste parmi les postulants au très convoité titre national.
Timothy s'est montré compétitif dès le début du meeting. Auteur du 3e meilleur temps chrono, il se hissait en tête des qualifications après une victoire et deux 2e places dans les manches. A l'issue d'un duel magnifique avec Maxime Sabin, où il s'est montré aussi rapide qu'incisif, Timothy Peisselon s'adjugeait sur le fil la victoire en préfinale.
Auteur du meilleur départ en finale, Timothy semblait bien décidé à confirmer par un nouveau succès. Hélas, son axe arrière se tordait lors d'un choc avec un autre kart et il devait se résoudre à se contenter de la 9e place. Actuel 2e du classement provisoire du Championnat de France, Timothy Peisselon possède un décompte favorable, qui va lui permettre de viser une première couronne nationale fin juillet en Bretagne, sur le circuit de Lohéac.
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The wind strengthened at midday for the Rotax Senior final at the Spanish round of the Euro Challenge 2014 at Zuera and the start was delayed to fix different cameras around the track. Harry Webb (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing didn't waver at the lights, Zachary Claman De Melo (Intrepid - Intrepid Driver Program took 2nd position ahead of Lars Lamborelle (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing), Guan Yu Zhou ( Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing) 4th and Edward Brand (Intrepid - Intrepid Driver Program) in 5th. Xavier Pozzoli (Kosmic -. Sonic Racing Kart) was already back in the top 10 and Joseph Reilly (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing), excluded from the prefinal, was 16th on the third time round.
Zhou attacked Lamborelle and was trying to get back to Claman Demelo, while Webb was already ahead of the race. Reilly moved into the top 10 shortly after halfway while the positions didn't change in the chasing pack more than 2 seconds behind Webb, who set the fastest time at this time. In 2nd position, Claman Demelo however, remained under threat from Zhou and Lamborelle. Zhou prepared an attack on the last lap, Lamborelle took the opportunity to grab 2nd place, and the battle continued until the line when Zhou recovered second position by a 10th from Claman Demelo 3rd and Lamborelle 4th by 1 hundredth. Brand was 5th, Price 6th, Reilly 7th with a gain of 27 places, Hodgson 8th, Grice 9th and Lehane 10th. Out of the French, Pozzoli finally finished 16th and Nicolas Picot (Sodi - Pro Kart Racing) 25th. Webb has been very successful in the final, as well as the win he set the fastest lap and was 5'' ahead of his rivals.
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Dave Wooder (FA Kart - Dan Holland Racing) mostly retained the lead he had in Junior prefinal ahead of Dean MacDonald (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing), Marcus Armstrong (FA Kart - Dan Holland Racing) and Marta Garcia Lopez (Zanardi - MGL Racing Xtreme) who started from the front row. Wooder took a few steps ahead, but it was very close for second position between Armstrong, Garcia and MacDonald. There was a big gain for Richard Verschoor (FA Kart - Team TKP) in sixth position behind Max Timmermans (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing). In contrast, the weekend ended badly for Thomas Preining (FA Kart - Team TKP) who was 32nd after a pile up on the 1st lap.
The situation shortly after half-distance was that Wooder was well ahead in the lead, Garcia solidly second and MacDonald third ahead of Verschoor. Although a long way back, Preining was attacking and set the fastest lap. Verschoor had to fight to retain 4th place against Spain's Mauricio Ven der Laan (Intrepid - Intrepid Driver Program). Wooder secured the victory while Garcia assured a superb 2nd position with the overall fastest lap, ahead of MacDonald, in 3rd. Running in 13th position for a time, the French driver Adrien Renaudin (Sodi-Kart Racing Pro) took 21st in the end.
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Still sunny, but at 24 ° C with a breeze, the weather is great at Zuera for the first final of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge, for DD2. On the inside line, Sean Babington (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing) and Andreas Backman (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing) led as the lights changed while the battle was already raging for 3rd place between Jordon Lennox-Lamb ( CRG - CRG), Ben Cooper (Birel - KMS Birel Motorsport) and Anthony Abbasse (Sodi - SODIKART). Babington got away slightly and Cooper attacked Backman on lap 2, Lennox-Lamb also passed for third, and then Abbasse passed the Swedish driver for 4th position. The Portuguese driver Henrique Baptista (FAKart - Dan Holland Racing) then took fifth place ahead of Haralds Garkaklis (Gillard - MRG Racing). Xen De Ruwe (Intrepid - Intrepid Driver Program) was missing.
Cooper attacked and took 1st place on the seventh lap at the expense of Babington while Lennox-Lamb was following closely. Backman was back in fourth position after his troubles in the early laps. The top three were extremely close. Babington took control on lap 9 with Lennox-Lamb in his wheeltracks and Cooper 0.28'' behind. But the race was not over, there were still 5 laps to go. Solidly 5th, Baptista was now ahead of Abbasse as the French driver lost 3 places to the benefit of Michael Christensen (Tony Kart - RS Competition), Ferenc Kanscar (Birel - KMS Birel Motorsport) and Kevin Lüdi (Kosmic - Spirit Karting). Cooper retook second position with two laps to go, but Babington still had a lead of 7/10.
Babington won from Cooper, the fastest in the race, then Lennox-Lamb, Backman was 4th, Baptista 5th, Christensen 5th and Abbasse 9th. In the top 10 at the beginning of the last lap, Damien Vuillaume (Flandria - Flandria Competition) had dropped to 16th by the line, Julien Renaudin (Sodi - Pro Kart Racing) finished 19th. Martin Pierce (Praga - Praga Racing Team) got the top spot in DD2 Master after a fight with Tamsin Germain (Gillard - DG Racing), and Christophe Adams (Kosmic - Sonic Racing Kart) took the 3rd place.
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Harry Webb (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing) made an excellent start for the Rotax Senior prefinal, followed by Guan Yu Zhou (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing), Zachary Claman De Melo (Intrepid - Intrepid Driver Program) already 3rd and Oliver Hodgson (Tony Kart - KR Sport) in 4th. Xavier Pozzoli (Kosmic - Sonic Racing Kart), was 14th on the first lap, Nicolas Picot (Sodi - Kart Racing Pro) returned to 21st. Hodgson dropped to 8th, leaving Josh Price (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing) to take 4th place and Joseph Reilly (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing) fifth. But Edward Brand (Intrepid - Intrepid Driver Program) attacked to grab fifth position behind Reilly and passed Price. Webb got away by more than a second ahead of Zhou and Claman Demelo. A victory for Webb, Reilly was 4th, then Brand and Lars Lamborelle (Tony Kart - Strawberry Racing).
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