In KZ2 the victory went to Palomba and Irlando, in MINI Gr.3 to Martinese and Olivieri, in 60 Minikart to Rocchio and Sulpizio. In X30 Junior Marenghi claimed two wins and took the Italian title, in X30 Senior Tsolov did the same but the title went to Carenini.
It has been a hot weekend in all senses at the International circuit La Conca in Muro Leccese (Lecce) in the occasion of the sixth round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship. This was the last and decisive round of Iame X30 Junior and Senior, the penultimate for KZ2, MINI Group 3 and 60 Minikart that will reach their conclusion on August 29th in Battipaglia.
Palomba and Irlando win the two finals of KZ2.
If the first KZ2 final has been a monologue by the classification leader Giuseppe Palomba (LG Motorsport/BirelART-TM Racing), the second final has been more exciting due to the great battle behind the winner Alex Irlando (CRG Racing Team/CRG-TM Racing). In race-1, Giuseppe Palomba dominated from lights to flag, crossing the finish line ahead of Marco Tormen (Modena Kart/ BirelART-TM Racing) and Alex Irlando (CRG Racing Team/CRG-TM Racing). The fourth place went to Leonardo Marseglia (Team Driver/KR-Iame), the fifth to Matteo Mazzucchelli (Top Kart-TM Racing). In race-1 Giuseppe Palomba won the Under-20 classification leading Leonardo Marseglia (Team Driver/KR-Iame) and Pio Francesco Sgobba (TB Kart/TB Kart-TM Racing).
Race-2 that had top 8 grid inversion based on the result of race-1 saw a lot of position changes. On top the battle was between Alex Irlando and Leonardo Marseglia, until when Irlando managed to have the upper hand on Marseglia. Behind the two, Palomba made the race interesting as he was trying to get several positions back, but he could not find his way past Marco Tormen, who kept P3 all the way to the flag. Tormen was third and Palomba fourth, Rocco Tancredi (BirelART-TM Racing), Matteo Mazzucchelli and Alex Maragliano (Renda Motorsport/BirelART-TM Racing) were also among the quickest. The podium of KZ2 Under-20 saw Marseglia on top, Palomba second and Maragliano third.
KZ2 classification: 1. Palomba points 167; 2. Tormen 139; 3. Pollini 96.
Martinese wins MINI Gr.3’s race-1, Olivieri race-2.
MINI Gr. 3 put in an excellent spectacle. Race-1 was won by Jacopo Martinese (CMT/Parolin-TM Racing) at the end of a good battle. He proceeded the Swede Oliver Kinnmark (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing) and the Australian Griffin Peebles (Team Driver/KR-Iame). The fourth place went to the Belgian Dries Van Langendonck (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing), the fifth to Emanuele Olivieri (Formula K Serafini/IPK-TM Racing) at the end of a 15 place recovery. Emanuele Olivieri has been the protagonist of race-2 completing another recovery race in which he managed to find his way past the classification leader from the Czech Republic Jindrich Pesl (BabyRace/Parolin-Iame) in the closing stages. They were followed by the Thai Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Team Driver/KR-TM Racing). Jacopo Martinese ended a great race in P4 recovering four places due to the top 8 grid inversion.
MINI Gr.3 classification: 1. Pesl points 186; 2. Orjuela 129; 3. Costoya 128.
The next round of the championship will take place on August 29th at the Circuito del Sele in Battipaglia (Salerno).
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