It has not rained so far at Lonato this Sunday morning of the Winter Cup, but the South Garda Karting track was slippery enough to require the use of wet tyres. A fine rain was beginning to fall just before the start of the first OK Super Heat.
Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG / TM) took the lead, but Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart / Vortex) recovered the 1st place after four laps, while Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR / Parilla) returned to the leaders. David Vidales (Tony Kart / Vortex) was 4th by several seconds. Vincent Fraïsse (Sodi / TM) was quickly back in the top 10. Travisanutto accelerated the pace and passed Hiltbrand midway, taking 2nd 2” from Nielsen. Denmark’s KSM Schumacher driver reacted by posting a better lap and managing his advantage until the finish, a 1.1″ winner ahead of Travisanutto. Vidales had overtaken Hiltgrand to take 3rd place and Dexter Patterson (Exprit / Vortex) finished 5th. Harry Thompson (FA Kart / Vortex) took 8th position ahead of Fraïsse, who started 18th.
Hannes Janker (KR / Parilla) took off from the start of Super Heat 2, while Jonny Edgar (Exprit / TM) and Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART / Parilla) took 2nd and 3rd positions. Ugo Gazil (KR / Parilla) drove a good race start by returning to 5th place ahead of Jorge Pescador (Praga / TM). Janker continued to escape in the lead, achieving the best lap on lap 4, Tom Joyner (Sodi / TM) then entered the top 10 while Lorenzo Ferrari (Exprit / Vortex) was noticeable in 6th place. Edgar went on the attack and reduced the gap with Janker for a moment, while Hodgson was dropped. Gazil overtook Roman Stanek (Kosmic / Vortex) to take 4th place ahead of Ferrari. Janker prevailed before Edgar. Hodgson finished 3rd by more than 5”, then Gazil 4th and Ferrari 5th. Joyner finally took 8th position.
Information written live from the circuit not prejudging any subsequent penalties.
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