The weather recovered as quickly as it had deteriorated at Adria shortly before the Timed Qualifying sessions, and the Qualifying Practice for the FIA Karting European Championship – KZ2 was held in good conditions with a one-hour delay.
With a time of 47”545, at the very last moment Paavo Tonteri (Tony Kart/Vortex) set the fastest lap of the first session, 0.146” ahead of Giacomo Pollini (Formula K/TM), Leonardo Marseglia (Birel ART/TM) and Davide De Marco (KR/Iame), grouped in less than 3 hundredths. Vyacheslav Putyatin (Sodi/TM) finished in 5th position by 3 tenths. Jean Nomblot (Sodi/TM) finished 8th and Luca Bosco (Birel ART/TM) 10th.
Danilo Albanese (KR/Iame) increased the pace until the last lap of Session 2 to set a reference time of 47”412, which pushed his main rival Viktor Gustavsson (Birel ART/TM) to one tenth. Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART/TM) was 3rd by two-tenths. Tom Leuillet (Praga/TM) finished 4th on a perfect tie with Daniel Stell (Lenzo/TM). Hubert Petit (Sodi/TM) was credited with the 9th fastest time and young Noam Abramczyk (Formula K/TM) with the 18th.
It was not until the final seconds of the third session that Simone Cunati (Birel ART/TM) set a time of 47”653, two tenths ahead of his fastest rivals, led by Arthur Carbonnel (Sodi/TM) ahead of Filippo Berto (Birel ART/TM), Marco Valenti (Sodi/TM) and Senna van Walstijn (Sodi/TM).
In the overall classification, Albanese was of course on pole position ahead of Gustavsson, Tonteri 3rd, Palomba 4th and Cunati 5th. Leuillet was the first Frenchman in 9th position, Carbonnel ensured a nice 14th place, Petit was 21st, Nomblot 23rd and Abramczyk 43rd.
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