Zuera, the second round of the OK-Junior European Championship, a dry track, good weather and 18°C and rising for the 69 participants in the Qualifying Practice on Friday at midday. Finding the right slipstream is a crucial element on the 1699m Spanish track. Entry to the track was generally not until the last two minutes of each session, or even less.
Session 1: Bouzar – 1’02”347
Adam Hideg (Sodi/TM) opened the session, while most of the drivers had to make do with a single flying lap. Guillaume Bouzar (Tony Kart/Vortex) was in the lead with a time of 1’02”347, closely followed by Lewis Wherrell (Exprit/TM), Nathan Tye (Sodi/TM), Kiril Dzitiev (Tony Kart/Vortex) and Tobias Clausen (Falcon/Iame). René Lammers (Parolin/TM) was 6th. Jules Caranta (Energy/TM) was 8th at 0.144” and Andy Consani (Sodi/TM) finished 15th by 4 tenths.
Session 2: Strauven – 1’02”447
All the drivers started a little earlier than before to ensure two flying laps. Zac Drummond (Parolin/TM) was the fastest on the first lap in 1’02”584 ahead of Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart/BMB) and Aaron Garcia (Birel ART/TM). Thomas Strauven (LN/Vortex) took the lead on the second lap in 1’02”447, 0.137” ahead of Drummond, Maxens Verbrugge (KR/Iame) secured 3rd place less than 2 tenths behind, followed by Tarnvanichkul and Gerasim Skulanov (Birel ART/TM).
Session 3: Dorison – 1’02”499
Emanuele Olivieri (IPK/TM) finished the first lap 1’02”600 ahead of Maciej Gladysz (LN/Vortex). Arthur Dorison (Tony Kart/Vortex) was finally the fastest – 1’02”499 – on lap 2 – 68 thousandths ahead of Andres Cardenas (Energy/TM). Olivieri finished 3rd, a tenth behind Edward Robinson (Exprit/TM) in 4th and Gladysz in 5th. Dmitry Matveev (Tony Kart/Vortex) finished 8th, Oleksandr Bondarev (LN/Vortex) 10th, Jimmy Helias (Tony Kart/Vortex) 14th and Thomas Quincé (Tony Kart/Vortex) 17th.
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