The temperature was 25 ° C at Castelletto for qualifying at the second round of the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. The Seniors opened the running, and Brett Ward (FA Kart – Dan Holland Racing) set the fastest time of the first session with 49” 074, followed closely by Joseph Reilly (Tony Kart – Strawberry Racing). Dries Vanthoor (FA Kart – Team TKP) came in third position ahead of Martin Mortensen (Tony Kart – RS Competition), Luke Knott (Tony Kart – RL Racing Dept UK) and Nicolas Picot (Sodi – KPR) in 6th.
The second session was not faster than the first overall, but Harry Webb (Tony Kart – Strawberry Racing) still set a time of 48” 968 which gave him the pole position in the group. Edward Brand (Intrepid – Intrepid Driver Program) set the second fastest lap of the session ahead of Pierce Lehane (FA Kart – Dan Holland Racing), Philip Vollstedt (Tony Kart – RS Competition) and Lukasz Bartosuk (CRG – CRG).
In the third session, Guan Yu Zhou (Tony Kart – Strawberry Racing) posted a 48” 927 around the 1256m track at 7 Laghi and so took pole position in Rotax Senior. Lars Lamborelle (Tony Kart – Strawberry Racing) set the 2nd fastest time in the session, in between previous two in times, ahead of Edward Tansley (Tony Kart – Coles Racing), Constantin Schoell (FA Kart – Dan Holland Racing) and Ilari Pispanen (Birel – KMS Birel Motorsport).
The unofficial overall standings shows Zhou ahead of Webb and Ward with Reilly 4th, Brand 5th, Vanthoor 6th, Lamborelle 7th, Lehane 8th, Vollstedt 9th and Mortensen 10th. Nicolas Picot is 19th ahead of Xavier Pozzoli (Kosmic – Sonic Racing Kart), Julien Hermouet ahead of Julien Falchero 29th, Vincent Fraïsse 41st Anthony Fotia 48th, Maxence Laurent 61st and Cecilia Martini 62nd.
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