Le reportage complet des Championnats de France Minime/Cadet & Nationale 2014 à Lohéac (F), ainsi que les photos des pilotes sont maintenant en ligne sur le site de l'Agence KSP.
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The first Competition of the 2014 CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship takes place at Assen from 1st to 3rd August, at the traditional meeting of the "Gamma Racing Day." This legendary and popular event, always attracts a large audience, with a show this year including Red Bull F1 with the expected presence of Jean-Eric Vergne. This season, the championship is run over only two events, Assen (Netherlands) and Val de Vienne (France). The number of entries is nearly 50, with 12 nations represented, which is a very good season. The British, French and Netherlands delegations, the biggest, all have the same number of Drivers.
The favourites are to found among Drivers used to European confrontations. Uncertainty remains about the readiness of each of them, who have had more or less time in national races. The rise of the new generation of engines from VM expands the possibilities who might appear at the top. We should see exceptional Drivers among those on DEA against those on the new VM, a fight mediated by the factory PVPs.
Among the frontrunners, three Drivers have won titles: the British Driver Gavin Bennett (2007 - 2009 and 2010), the French Emmanuel Vinuales (2011 and 2013) and the German Peter Elkmann (2008). Elkmann is already very sharp, he performed well in Germany (German Series) and France where he is the provisional championship leader. The spearhead of the MSKart / VM karts will be under the expanded awning of Karting Team Paradise. Bennett (Anderson / DEA) has prepared at home, he always displays unfailing motivation and has won with the new cylindered DEA on its inaugural release, but he was beaten in mid-July by Carl Hulme for the British title in Division 1. Vinuales (Anderson / DEA) will be fast but his lack of running this year means he will go straight into the Assen race. Luckily he likes the circuit. Two other competitors could also be seen as favourites. The Czech Adam Kout is the benchmark driver at MSkart and took 3rd place last year, retaining his DEA. He is on the best form with 6 victories in the German series and he has a nice card to play in the 2014 CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship. The Dane Henrik Lilja, the driver for Poul V. Petersen (PVP), often manages to join the candidates for the podium and seems ready.
To these five recognized contenders, we must add several more candidates. Notably, Arjan Kievitsboch, the Dutch KZ driver has always shone on his rare appearances in Superkart and returns this season as part of the Karting Paradise team. His compatriot Marcel Maasmann (Anderson / FPE) will receive the full attention of the Redspeed team in the absence of the 2012 Champion Lee Harpham.
Other probable outsiders are Liam Morley (Anderson / DEA), who in his first season last year gradually played spoilsport. The young Andreas Jost is very incisive, he was the revelation of the early season with his new VM engine. Daniel Hentschel (Anderson / DEA) is likely to regain the necessary consistency. We can see the progress of the French Drivers Cyril Vayssié and Alexandre Sebastia. The first has joined MSKart / VM team and will be able to show his speed. The second, the 2013 Champion of France, will run on a DEA engine for the first time.
See also the entry of Cor Oser, the famously eclectic Dutch Driver who is embarking on a new discipline. A Driver in Formula Ford and F3 in the 80s, he stayed in single-seaters until the ex-Formula 3000 before going into Sports Prototypes and GT.
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#25 – July 27th, 2014
Kart racing confirmed once again to be one of the most unpredictable motorsports. The results of the first two racing days were not confirmed in Sunday's races. The continuous changes in the standings of the KZ and KZ2 categories were the real protagonists of the weekend on the Swedish circuit of Kristianstad, the venue of the last round of the European CIK-FIA Championship. The facility hosted also the third round of the KFJ Championship, in front of 2000 people. Thanks to heated and thrilling races, the final results remained uncertain until the end.
De Conto wins the Final, Dreezen scores a podium position and wins the KZ Championship.
Rick Dreezen (Zanardi-Parilla-Bridgestone) was rather lucky throughout the whole weekend. He arrived in Sweden as the leader of the category but in qualifying placed only 17th. The Belgian closed the gap in the heats, achieving the third row of the Prefinal. Two strong drivers joined the race towards the title: the Belgian Jonathan Thonon (Praga-Parilla-Bridgestone) and the Italian Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone). Unfortunately, they did not do well in the Prefinal while, on the contrary, Dreezen managed to grab the front row of the Final, in second position next to the pole-sitter, the Czech Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla-Bridgestone). Dreezen just controlled the Final, while his two most dangerous rivals were trying to close the gap starting from the middle of the grid. The Belgian was involved in a hard battle against an extraordinary Paolo De Conto (Birel-TM-Bridgestone). Also the Czech Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla-Bridgestone) joined in. The Italian driver, who had achieved a great recovery in the Prefinal, gained an early lead, keeping at bay both Dreezen and Hajek. Behind them, the Dutch Bas Lammers (FK-Parilla-Bridgestone) and Jorrit Pex (CRG-TM) fought hard and, eventually, Pex managed to score a fourth position beating Lammers into fifth position. Behind the winner, De Conto, Hajek was the runner-up and Dreezen was happy with a third position which allowed him to secure the win in the European Championship.
Lundberg wins on the home circuit and. Dalè wins the KZ2 title.
The Swedish Douglas Lundberg (Alpha-Parilla-Bridgestone) achieved the perfect race on his home circuit. He was on top throughout the whole weekend until the final victory. He battled against the German Maik Siebecke (CRG-Modena-Bridgestone) in qualifying until the latter sent his kart spinning in the Prefinal. The man to beat was Simas Juodvirsis (Energy-Maxter-Bridgestone), who arrived in Kristianstad as the leader of the Championship. Unfortunately, the Lithuanian had a gearbox failure and could not remain with the top drivers and had to give up the hope of becoming the European Champion. So, behind a flawless Lundberg the runner-up was Felice Tiene, third another Italian, Fabian Federer (both on CRG-Maxter-Bridgestone). For the Italian Andrea Dalè (CRG-Maxter-Bridgestone) it was an unforgettable Final: he had to recover many positions and to close the gap with Juodvirsis. Dalè managed to score the fifth position, which was enough to win the title, just ahead of Lundberg.
Travisanutto is the new top driver in KFJ.
The third out of four rounds of the European CIK-FIA Championship for the KFJ category saw the outstanding performance of the Italian Andrea Travisanutto (PCR-TM-Vega), who took the place of the Italian Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart-Parilla-Vega) and the British Daniel Ticktum (Zanardi-Parilla-Vega), the winners of the two Prefinals. Travisanutto, on the last lap of the Final, had the upper hand over the Danish Christian Lundgaard (Tony Kart-Vortex), the leader of the race up to that moment. In the last phase of the race, also the Dutch Bard Verkroost (FA Kart-TM) and the German Mick Junior (Tony Kart-Vortex) took part in the battle for the podium. The German driver managed to score the third position, starting from the 23rd slot on the starting grid, behind the runner-up, Verkroost. Junior's third position was made possible by Lundgaard's disqualification for cutting the track. The English Enaam Ahmed (FA Kart-Vortex) is still the leader of the Championship.
The TV coverage on Rai Sport 2.
Don't miss the delayed broadcast of the Finals in Kristianstad on Rai Sport 2, scheduled on Wednesday 30th at 18:00. The usual special report will follow on Friday 1st August at 22:30.
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