The FIA Karting Academy Trophy is holding its third and final event of the season at Le Mans, with the title being awarded after the Final on Sunday. 47 of the 54 drivers were present for the two Qualifying sessions. The rain had returned with a temperature of 23°.
Session 1: Ferrer – 1’29”180
The drivers rushed to the track as soon as possible, fearing more rain. A short but heavy rain shower was indeed wet the circuit, making driving on slicks very tricky. Nikolas Roos (ZAF) was the fastest in the early stages of the session with a time of 1’29”197. Adrian Ferrer (ESP) improved slightly on the fourth lap and set the fastest time of 1’29”180, 17 thousandths ahead of Roos. Aleksandar Bogunovic (SVN) was 3rd at 0,328”, William Go (PHL) was 4th at 0,486” and Mees Houben (NLD) 5th at 0,548”. Guillaume Bouzar (LUX) was 8th.
Session 2: Dorison – 1’09”382 pole position
The conditions were starting to improve for the second session, which was run on rain tyres. Nando Weixelbaumer (AUT) was in the lead on the second lap ahead of Arthur Dorison (FRA). Riccardo Leone Cirelli (ITA) moved into the lead on lap 2, while Iwo Beszterda (POL) took the lead on lap 3. Dorison led on the fourth lap and took pole position with 1’09”382. Beszterda finished 2nd at 0,225”, followed by Weixelbaumer. 4th place went to Cirelli at 6 tenths, Tiziano Kuzhnini (CHE) was 5th by a second. Good 7th place for Chiara Bättig (CHE), Mattisa Orjuela (COL) was 12th while Jindrich Pešl, (CZE) didn’t set a time.
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