C'était serré en Minime entre Milane Pételet - 56''588 - et Sophie Perrin, séparés par seulement 4 centièmes. 3e, Gillian Henrion pointe à 0,179'', suivi de près par Hadrien David. Hugo Juvin termine 5e à 3 dixièmes de la pole.
Théo Pourchaire s'est assez nettement imposé en Cadet en réalisant un tour en 56''211, à 0,156'' devant Adam Eteki. Avier Dias, Thibaut Clément et Timothy Peisselon.
C'est Nicolas Picot (Sodi) qui s'est imposé en Nationale 150 - 52''967 - de peu devant Olivier Georges (Tony Kart) et Juien Andlauer (OK1). 6 pilotes pointaient dans le même dixième : Antoine Perceval (Tony Kart) 4e, Adrien Renaudin (Sodi) 5e et Harald Creton (Tony Kart) 6e.
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Patrik Hajek (Praga / Parilla) made a great start ahead of Bas Lammers (Formula K / Parilla), Jorrit Pex (CRG / TM), and Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex). In 5th on the 1st lap, Jonathan Thonon (Praga / Parilla) overtook first Ardigo then Pex who dropped to 7th in the manoeuvre. Ardigo took the opportunity to return to third while Lammers took the lead. Ardigo was the fastest on the track at that point. He attacked Hajek and closed on Lammers. Paolo De Conto (Birel / TM) and Pex retired. Ardigo found the opening on Lammers on lap 9. Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG / Maxter) set the fastest lap for the third consecutive time, and overtook Thonon to gain 4th place, while Ardigo won the race ahead of Lammers and Hajek.
In the intermediate classification, Thonon keeps the lead ahead of Hajek and Lammers, Lennox-Lamb is 4th, Davide Fore (CRG / Maxter) 5th, Rick Dreezen (Zanardi / Parilla) 6th, Pex 7th and Ben Hanley (ART GP / TM) 8th.
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This time, Patrik Hajek (Praga / Parilla) didn't let himself be surprised by Jonathan Thonon (Praga / Parilla) at the lights, but the Belgian still managed to take the lead of the second KZ heat from the 3rd lap. Bas Lammers (Formula K / Parilla) joined them, and the trio were quickly joined by the pack led by Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG / Maxter) who got the better of Jorrit Pex (CRG / TM). Lammers then gave way to the two CRGs. Ben Hanley (ART GP / TM) and Rick Dreezen (Zanardi / Parilla) were back to 5th place after halfway. They attacked Lammers but their duel benefited the Dutch driver who overtook both on the last lap. Thonon took his second victory of the meeting ahead of Hajek who resisted Lennox-Lamb, who had the fastest lap. Pex finished 4th ahead of Lammers.
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#23 - July 25th, 2014
The race to the European titles has started. Today, in Kristianstad (S), the event which will award the European CIK-FIA titles for the KZ and KZ2 categories on Sunday has got into top gears. On schedule also the third - out of four - round of the European KF Junior Championship. Today's programme was dedicated to the qualifying practice, after a long free practice session which had begun yesterday morning. In the evening, the 156 scrutineered drivers for the Swedish event took part in the first qualifying heats. The race is hosted by the Asum Ring Circuit, a 1,213 meters-long track set in Norra Asum near Kristianstad, in the county of Scania.
Patrik Hajek achieves the pole in KZ.
After the success in KZ of the Belgian Jonathan Thonon (Praga-Parilla-Bridgestone) in the previous round in Germany, the Praga Kart Racing team is back on top thanks to its other driver, the Czech Partik Hajek. In Kristianstad he set the fastest time thanks to his 51"524. Thonon completed the successful session of their team placing behind Hajek, with a gap of 148 milliseconds. Behind them, two other pretenders to the European title: the Dutch drivers Jorrit Pex (CRG-TM-Bridgestone), third 0"205 behind, and Bas Lammers, fourth at 0"240. The Italian Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex), second of the current Championship standing, placed at 0"273 with the fifth time, ahead of the English Jordon Lennox-Lamb (CRG-Maxter), with a gap of 0"301. The current leader did not do well: the Belgian Rick Dreezen (Zanardi-Parilla) is only 17th, 0"731 behind Hajek.
Correa, an underdog gives the chase to success in KFJ.
Surprises never end in KFJ. The American Juan Correa (Energy-TM-Vega), only 20th in the Championship, is the first in qualifying in Kristianstad thanks to his 52"271. He placed ahead of the English Martin Ross (Tony Kart-TM-Vega) for only 8 hundreths of a second. Two other underdogs, the Dutch Bard Verkroost (FA Kart-TM-Vega) and the Belgian Ulysse De Pauw (Kosmic-Parilla-Vega) placed behind the American. Behind them the Chinese Sun Yeu Yang (FA Kart-Vortex) and the Swiss Clément Novalak (Kosmic-Vortex): they are all occupying the last positions of the Championship standing. The top drivers, on the other hand, are experiencing a rather hard time: the leader, Enaam Ahmed (FA Kart-Vortex), is only 22.
Tiene attacks in KZ2.
The surprise in KZ2 is the Italian new entry Felice Tiene (CRG-Maxter-Bridgestone). He achieved success immediately in qualifying, grabbing the pole thanks to his 51"896, ahead of the Italian Andrea Dalè, 16 milliseconds behind. The latter responded to the Lithuanian Simas Juodvirsis (Energy-Maxter-Bridgestone), who placed only 14th today, after he had conquered the top of the Championship standing in Germany. The Swedish Douglas Lundberg (Alpha-Parilla-Bridgestone) is 3rd 0"029 behind, followed by the Spanish Jorge Pescador (Praga-Parilla-Bridgestone) at 0"142. In this case, too, lots of the fastest drivers of qualifying are trying to redeem themselves, given that they are quite far from the top positions of the Championship. This is the case, for example, of the Swedish Joel Johansson (Righetti-Parilla), fifth at 0"161, and the Dutch Marijn Kremers (Birel-TM), sixth at 0"187.
The first qualifying heats.
This evening, the first qualifying races were as heated as expected. The first KZ race was won by Thonon, after a gripping duel against Lammers. The KFJ, after the first success of Correa, saw the victory of the German Mick Junior (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) and of the English Daniel Ticktum (Zanardi-Parilla-Vega). Finally, the two KZ2 heats were won by Lundberg and Pescador.
In KFJ the British Enaam Ahmed (FA-Vortex-Vega) and the American Devlin Defrancesco (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) lead the standing separated only by a point. They will try to pull away in the Championship before the final sprint on schedule at the end of August in England. Their most dangerous rivals are the Swedish Anton Haga (Kosmic-LKE-Vega), who will be driving on his home track, and the American Logan Sargeant (FA-Vortex-Vega).
Don't miss the live streaming.
Great expectations for Sunday's Prefinals and Finals which will follow the qualifying phase. Fans will be able to watch the event from the drivers' parade at 10:15 until the last podium on www.cikfia.tv and www.cikfiachampionship.com. On Rai Sport 2, on Wednesday 30th at 18:00, the delayed broadcast of the finals. The special TV report is scheduled for next Friday 1st August, always on the same channel.
Ahmed defends his leadership.
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