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Car > Renault Sport



Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) enjoyed a Saturday to remember at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Starting in pole after beating the lap record, the Dutchman was in dominant form as he won the first Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race of the weekend. Finishing behind him were title rivals Oliver Rowland (Manor MP Motorsport) and Pierre Gasly (Tech 1 Racing), with the Frenchman seeing his championship lead trimmed to eight points. Meanwhile, Tech 1 Racing picked up the points they needed to seal the team title.


Nyck de Vries began the day by seizing his first pole in the category, the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme member heading the grid from the leading trio in the championship standings: Pierre Gasly, Oliver Rowland and Esteban Ocon (ART Junior Team).


The polesitter held on to his lead when the lights went out, with Oliver Rowland catching Pierre Gasly off guard to jump into second behind him. Shunted on to the grass by Esteban Ocon, Oscar Tunjo (Josef Kaufmann Racing) lost nine places, while a three-way collision on lap one meant early retirements for Ukyo Sasahara (Euronova), Yu Kanamaru (KTR) and Roman Beregech (RC Formula).


The leader maintained a fierce pace, posting one fastest lap after another. To his rear Oliver Rowland gradually extended his advantage over Pierre Gasly, while the battles raged in the pack behind them.

Untroubled out front, Nyck de Vries eased over the line to score his second win of the year from Oliver Rowland and Pierre Gasly. The fourth man home, Esteban Ocon picked up a ten-second penalty for his manoeuvre at the start and dropped down to seventh behind Egor Orudzhev (Tech 1 Racing), who got past Andrea Pizzitola (ART Junior Team) on lap 12, and Ignazio D'Agosto (KTR). Oscar Tunjo, Kevin Jorg (Jenzer Motorsport) and Victor Franzoni (Koiranen GP) were the other drivers to make the top ten.


Thanks to the points scored by Gasly and Orudzhev, Tech 1 Racing clinched a second team crown to go with the one they won in their first year in the category in 2010.


Nyck de Vries: "I'm thrilled at winning one of the last races of the season, especially as they're the ones people tend to remember more. We didn't get off to the best start this weekend, but our teamwork paid off with the pole and the win."


Oliver Rowland: "We saw last year that anything can happen. We managed to limit the damage thanks to one of my best starts, but we have a lot of work ahead of us tonight to find the performance levels we need to win."


Pierre Gasly: "The goal is to maintain my advantage. I made a bad start and I wasn't going to try and do the impossible. It was difficult to stay close on the fast turns. It's an important third place for me and it's up to us to go and get pole tomorrow."


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Team > PRAGA



Peter Ptacek told us on Saturday night that Jonathan Thonon had just signed a three year contract to drive for the Praga Kart Racing team. At Lyon the day before, Jonathan had told us about his search for a new team. Sodi was one of the possibilities, but finally Praga prevailed, giving the Belgian champion an opportunity to revive his career after a difficult 2013. Praga will rely on Thonon as a top driver at the WSK Final Cup at Castelletto alongside Patrik Hajek to take the blue chassis with a Parilla engine to success.



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International > Italie



C'est Nicola Abrusci (Tony Kart) qui a remporté la Rok Cup International Final 2013 en catégorie Mini Rok en partant de la seconde ligne. Il s'est imposé assez nettement face à Noah Watt (CRG) et Nazim Azman (CRG), l'auteur du meilleur temps.


Après une bataille serrée en début de course, Cosimo Durante (Tony Kart) a remporté la finale Junior Rok, mais a ensuite été pénalisé pour une manœuvre répréhensible. Ses adversaires se sont disputé la 2e position sur la piste, qui revenait au dernier moment à Alessandro Di Cori (Tony Kart) finalement déclaré vainqueur devant Danilo Albanese (Kosmic) et le Français Bryan Elpitiya (Energy) toujours bien placé ce week-end.


La catégorie Shifter est revenue à Paolo Bonetti (Tony Kart), vainqueur de la finale avec une grosse avance sur Gaetano Cioffi (Tony Kart), lui-même très détaché devant Andrea Tonoli (Energy), le premier des E30.


En Super Rok, Riccardo Cinti (Tony Kart) s'impose en finale face à Gianmarco Ercoli (Tony Kart) avec Michele Imberti (Tony Kart) sur la 3e marche du podium. En 2e ligne sur la grille de départ, Alessandro Vantini (CRG) abandonnait en début de course.


Enfin, le Suisse Stefan Bär (Top Kart) triomphait dans la finale Rok, avec Carlo Aldera (Tony Kart) à plusieurs longueurs. Bien que distancé, le Polonais Krzystof Frankowski (Birel) prenait la 3e place loin devant le Danois Krsitian Asaa (Exprit) et encore plus loin devant l'Italien Giuseppe Gagliano (Tony Kart) 5e.


Infos Rok Cup International Final 2013 par ici.



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International > IAME



A strong wind blew across the Actua Kart Lyon Metropole track on Saturday afternoon, one more element to take into account for the teams, while the sky gradually became overcast, then even threatening.


Heat B-E. Full marks for Anthony Cout (Alpha), after a fifth consecutive victory against Jeremy Lopes (Tony Kart), Bryan Laloux (Kosmic) and Thomas Ricci (Tony Kart), who had the fastest time of the race. Kevin Breysse (PCR) and Luca Midali (Sodi) finished fifth and sixth. Heat AC: Vincent Fraisse (Sodi) got away again quickly ahead of his opponents, while Nicolas Gonzales (Kosmic) was struggling with Matias Milla for second position. Delabrosse had to drop out. Milla took second place ahead of Gonzales, perhaps smarting from his misadventure in the morning. Maxime Bertho (Swiss Hutless) finished fourth from Christopher Chamard (FA Kart). In eighth position Paolo Besancenez (Kosmic) was going well.


Joseph Mawson (Kosmic) resisted Anthony Ceribella (Tony Kart), slightly faster during heat DF. Enzo Felicioni (Tony Kart) finished third ahead of Lucas Brion (Tony Kart), Guillaume Barbarin (Tony Kart) and Ingrid Girard (Tony Kart). In 8th, Jeoffrey Rouchy (CRG) had to make concessions. The fastest time went to François Bécamel (Kosmic) in 16th.


Midali and Compere retired at the start of heat EG, where Jeremy Lopes (Tony Kart) immediately took the lead from Romain De Leval (LH) and Giacomo Napolitano (Tony Kart). Hugo Vincentini (OK1) made a big recovery, but Anthony Fotia (Sodi) passed to grab fifth place behind Yoann Mazgarean (Exceed). Roman Digard (BRM) moved into 6th place. Victory went to Joseph Mawson (Kosmic) in heat AD, followed by Matias Mila (Zanardi). There was nothing Vincent Fraisse could do to stop these drivers passing, even though he was in the wheeltracks of the Argentine at the end. Clement Chillet finished 4th close to the previous two, ahead of Anthony Ceribella (Tony Kart) and Alexis Castellon (Tony Kart).


Nicolas Gonzales (Kosmic) easily won heat CF ahead of Mattias Martins (FK), while Ingrid Girard (Tony Kart) enlivened the race brilliantly with third and the fastest lap of the race from eighth on the grid, then Jean Baptiste Delabrosse (Alpha) fourth and Pascal Von Allmen (Sodi) fifth. Again François Bécamel (Kosmic) made a big recovery and was 15th with 18 places gained. The last heat BG saw one more victory, the sixth, for Anthony Cout (Alpha). Kevin Breysse (PCR) then had to concentrate to defend against Bryan Laloux (Kosmic). Romain De Leval (LH) finished fourth ahead of Victor Compere (Kosmic).


Cout of course took first place in front of Fraïsse and Lopes. Milla took fourth, Ceribella fifth. Martins is in sixth position, Laloux 7th, then Mazgarean, Rouchy and Ricci.




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