There was dry but cool weather for Qualifying for the 23rd Winter Cup at the South Garda Karting circuit at Lonato this Friday, 16th February, 2018.
The drivers did not rush to take to the track. Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR / Parilla) and Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG / TM) were quickly at the top of the ranking of the first session, but Callum Bradshaw (CRG / TM), Hannes Janker (KR / Parilla), Mattia Michelotto (KR / Parilla) and Lukas Muth (Kosmic / Vortex) came to compete for the top places. Travisanutto finished 1st with a time of 47”454, closely followed by Janker. Michelotto, Hiltbrand and Bradshaw completed the top five by more than 2.5 tenths. Ugo Gazil (KR / Parilla) set a good time at the end of the session and was 10th.
Jonny Edgar (Exprit / TM), Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart / Vortex) and Roman Stanek (Kosmic / Vortex) led the second session with Marius Zug (KR / Parilla) and Jorge Pescador (Praga / TM). Nielsen took the lead over Stanek in the final moments, but was not ahead of the best in Session 1 with his time of 47”704. Edgar finished 3rd ahead of Zane Maloney (FA Kart / Vortex) and Danny Carennini (Tony Kart / Vortex). David Vidales (Tony Kart / Vortex) came back to 7th place, Tom Joyner (Sodi / TM) gave the maximum to reach the top 10, with Vincent Fraïsse (Sodi / TM) ranking 12th at 6 hundredths off his teammate. Noah Milell in 34th and Harry Thompson (FA Kart / Vortex) in 33rd were the big losers of the exercise.
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