The sky was overcast over Wackersdorf for Qualifying Practice for the last round of the European Junior Championship, but the Bavarian track was dry and the thermometer showed 22°. The conditions were therefore good to start this third round. In the Free Practice on Friday, 11th September, Harley Keeble (Tony Kart/Vortex) was the fastest on 48”129 ahead of Dion Gowda (Kosmic/Vortex) and Ugo Ugochukwu (KR/Iame). The top Frenchman, Arthur Rogeon (Exprit/Vortex) was in the lead by 2 tenths, followed 2 tenths later by Evan Giltaire (Sodi/TM).
RFM driver Dion Gowda confirmed his speed in the first session by finishing with a time of 48”598 on his last lap, 0.121” ahead of Martinius Stenshorne (KR/Iame). Bruno Del Pino followed in 3rd position and Ariel Elkin (KR/Iame) in 4th, with Cristian Bertuca (Birel ART/TM) completing the top five. Antonio Leite (KR/Iame) finished 13th.
In the second session, Alex Powell (KR/Iame) won his duel with his team-mate Arvid Lindblad (KR/Iame) by 39 thousandths with 48”381 on their last lap. Rafael Modonese (Birel ART/TM) finished 3rd by one tenth, followed by Maxim Rehm (Tony Kart/Vortex) and Arthur Rogeon. Maxwell Dodds (Parolin/TM) took only 11th place ahead of Nikola Tsolov (KR/Iame).
Ugo Ugochukwu finished in the lead of the third session with a last lap of 48”475 which allowed him to take an advantage of 0,259” over Harley Keeble. Sonny Smith (KR/Iame) was noticed in 3rd position in front of Karol Pasiewicz (Tony Kart/Vortex) and Wiilliam Macintyre (Birel ART/TM). Maxime Furon-Castelain William Macintyre (Birel ART/TM) was 12th and Alessandro Giusti (KR/Iame) did not enter the track.
Aiden Neate (Tony Kart/Vortex) monopolised 1st place in the fourth session for a long time, but Brando Badoer (KR/Iame) finally set the fastest lap in 48”670, 2 hundredths ahead of the British driver in the last moments. Ean Eyckmans (Kosmic/Vortex) was in front of Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart/Vortex) and Joel Bergström (Exprit/TM) whereas Evan Giltaire took 6th place. Augustin Bernier (KR/Iame) was 13th.
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