N. 3 – April 17th 2014
Perfect weather condition today for the CIK-FIA European KZ & KZ2 Championship which has just begun in Sarno (Italy) on the International Circuit Napoli. Today the first times were set under a springlike sun and they were decidedly faster than those set in last year’s World Championship, which took place right on this circuit in October 2014. The protagonists of this great show hosted by the 1,699 metres of the south Italian circuit are the more and more experienced kart drivers of the KZ and KZ2 categories, together with promising young drivers eager to give a hard time to their ‘older’ colleagues. In today’s qualifying, the first favorites made themselves conspicuous and tomorrow they will try to win in the qualifying heats. The great finale is on schedule on Sunday 19th April: drivers coming from 19 different countries will try to grab the trophy followed by the cameras of WSK Promotion. Images of the races will be available from 10.35 am, the moment of the choreographic drivers’ presentation, thanks to the live streaming on the official websites cikfia.tv and cikfiachampionship.com. Next week, on the TV channel Motors TV, a special report with a recap of the whole weekend.
Marco Ardigò is the first leader in KZ.
The fastest driver in the session of qualifying was the reigning World Champion, the Italian Marco Ardigò with 1’04″887. He beat his team-mate, the Italian Flavio Camponeschi (both on Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone), into second position for only 55 milliseconds. In the overall ranking the third position is occupied by the British Ben Hanley (Croc-TM-Bridgestone), who was faster than the Finnish Simo Puakka (CRG-Maxter), the French Arnaud Kozlinski (Sodi-TM) and the Czech Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla).
Siebecke is the pole-sitter in KZ2.
Maik Siebecke (CRG-Modena-LeCont) is the pole-sitter in KZ2 with 1’04″381. Good performance also for Fabian Federer (CRG-Maxter-LeCont); the Italian driver is second 78 milliseconds behind the leader. Behind him, the Italian Luca Corberi (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont) and the Danish Andreas Fasberger (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont). The skills showed by the young drivers are outstanding and helped them to occupy the top positions: fifth place for the Dutch Marijn Kremers (Birel Art- Parilla) and sixth for the Italian Alessio Piccini (Tony Kart-Vortex).
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