Jonny Edgar (Exprit / TM) surpassed poleman Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG / Parilla) on the first lap of the first round of the European Junior Championship at Sarno. Harry Thompson (FA Kart / Vortex) followed him into 2nd on the second lap. Chris Lulham (Tony Kart / Parilla) was already 15th, while Hadrien David (Zanardi / Parilla) dropped to 16th and Luca Bosco (Tony Kart / Vortex) 33rd. Zak O’Sullivan (FA Kart / Vortex) took 3rd position before dropping to 8th. Mattia Michelotto (Zanardi / Parilla) also lost a lot of ground in 31st place. O’Neill Muth (Zanardi / Parilla) quickly returned to 4th place in front of Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart / Vortex) when Bortoleto took 2nd.
On the 8th of the 17 laps, Edgar was 1.5″ ahead of Bortoleto, followed by 8 tenths by Muth, then Thompson by 1″, in a fight with O’Sullivan. Lulham had reached 7th place and David took 15th place in front of Jack Doohan (FA Kart / Vortex) and Evann Mallet (Exprit / Vortex), both with tyres already worn. Edgar won, on a TM Racing engine, just under a second ahead while Bortoleto resisted the increasingly pressing threat from Muth, who set the fastest lap. Thompson finished 4th, O’Sullivan 5th and Viktor Gustafsson (Tony Kart / Vortex) 6th. Lulham finished 8th with 17 places gained, David finished strongly in 11th place (+5 pl) and Mallet 16th (+6 pl). Rosso, Haverkort and Michelotto are among the big losers of this Final.
Live report from Sarno not taking into account possible future penalties.
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