The Spring Trophy held at the South Garda Karting circuit of Lonato set another participation record in its 27th edition, that counted nearly 500 drivers – 498 for the sake of greater precision – on track in the two rounds that took place on 19-20 March (293 drivers) and 2-3 April (205 driver). Such a success confirms the positive trend of the most popular Italian circuit, rewarding the latest updates on the layout that has been extended to 1.200 meters and the improvement of services delivered to drivers.
The success of the event was completed on 2-3 April by a nice event featuring vintage karts of the 90s. A total of 66 drivers, coming mainly from the UK, paid tribute to the mythical 100cc karts putting up a very interesting show for all the fans present at the South Garda Karting.
The racing weekend saw on track the national categories of KZ2, Prodriver Under and Over, 125 Club, 60 Mini and Entry Level (60 drivers) and those of the Rotax Italia (79 drivers), as the latter were fighting for the third round of the North Zone.
KZ2. The most powerful category, KZ2, saw a great duel for the victory of the 27th edition of the Spring Trophy. The two main protagonists of this challenge were Enrico Bernardotto from Vicenza, at the debut on CKR-Tm, and the driver from Trento Massimo Dante (Maranello-Tm), who has won editions 2011, 2012 and 2015 of the trophy. This time around the final victory went to a stunning Bernardotto, who won the closing Final leading Dante. The two drivers ended equal on points as Dante had won the first round leading Bernardotto. Tie breaker was the result of qualifying: the two tenths advantage in qualifying of Bernardotto over Dante handed the title to the driver from Vicenza.
Regarding the classification of the Final held on April 3rd, Nicola Gnudi (VRK-Tm) secured a great third place leading Lorenzo Giannoni, at the debut on CRG, and Mirko Colombo on Energy. Flavio Sani, at the debut with Maranello-Modena, was sixth at the end of a great recovery race due to a 10s time penalty he was handed in the Prefinal, race that he had ended in P2 behind Bernardotto and ahead of team mate Dante. Sani had the satisfaction of setting the fastest lap of the Final though.
Final classification of the Spring Trophy, KZ2: 1. Bernardotto points 87; 2. Dante 87; 3. Gnudi 80; 4. Medeghini 75; 5. Colombo 72; 6. Del Vecchio 69; 7. Baldi 66; 8. Zoanni 66; 9. Salmaso 64; 10. Ceresoli 62.
The complete results of the 27th Spring Trophy are available at www.southgardakarting.it.
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