Another title was awarded after the final of KF2 under the now grey sky at Laval. Valentin Moineault (Tony Kart / Vortex) went on the attack when the lights went green while Pascal Belmaaziz (DR / Vortex) didn’t waste time. Nicolas Gonzales (DR / Vortex) led the first lap ahead of Moineault and Hubert Petit (Sodi / Parilla). Belmaaziz immediately regained third position. Paul Boutonnet (Tony Kart / Parilla) advanced to sixth from Sébastien Bailly (Swiss Hutless / TM) and Anthoine Hubert (Tony Kart / Vortex). Belmaaziz took second from the third lap ahead of Moineault, but received a warning for the race start as the external file started earlier.
Hubert returned to the lead, sharing the fastest time with Gonzales. Gonzales and Belmaaziz were slightly further back, Moineault was closely followed by Boutonnet and Hubert who was putting the pressure on. Boutonnet reacted, passing Moineault, Hubert also passed his teammate. Gonzales was a good 3 tenths ahead of Belmazziz, Boutonnet, in third, closed, Hubert in fourth was a bit far back. At the finish Belmaaziz was clearly the leader. But Gonzales won the race ahead of his teammate, third was Boutonnet then Moineault returned to 4th from Hubert Petit, Compere and Bailly.
Belmaaziz’s penalty cost him the title, the problem is that we believe responsibility was not clearly established in this case.
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