15 laps were on the programme for the OK-Junior Final of the European Championship in Zuera, under sunny skies with a temperature of 22°. Arthur Dorison (Tony Kart/Vortex) and Guillaume Bouzar (Tony Kart/Vortex) were on the front row of the grid ahead of Nathan Tye (Sodi/TM) and Zac Drummond (Parolin/TM).
After two false starts, the race was finally on. The inside row started faster and a spin stopped several drivers including Maxens Verbrugge (KR/Iame), Lenn Nijs (KR/Iame) and Reno Francot (Birel ART/TM). Tye took the lead on the second lap ahead of Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart/Vortex) and Dorison. Bouzar was 5th and Jules Caranta (Energy/TM) 11th. The leading trio quickly distanced themselves from the pack led by Drummond. Maciej Gladysz (LN/Vortex) passed Bouzar for 5th place. Tarnvanichkul closed in on his team-mate Dorison, while leader Tye took the lead. Caranta’s machine came on after lap 5 and he came back to 9th with a fastest lap. On lap 10, Tye was leading 1,2” ahead of Dorison and Tarnvanichkul in the middle of a battle. Lammers was 4th ahead of Gladysz, Caranta was 7th ahead of Bouzar and Dmitry Matveev (Tony Kart/Vortex).
The battle intensified in the last laps for the places of honour. Tye took his first European victory more than 3,5” ahead of Tarnavichkul, followed by Dorison in 3rd and Lammers 4th. Caranta finished in the top five ahead of Matveev, Bouzar and Drummond. Kutskov and Wherrell completed the top 10. Jimmy Helias (Tony Kart/Vortex) had recovered 10 places to 20th.
Provisional results pending publication of the Final rankings.
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