A temperature of 20° and sunshine accompanied the Super Heats of the FIA Karting World Cup – KZ2 in Le Mans.
Jorge Pescador (CRG/TM) was ahead of Arthur Carbonnel (CRG/TM) at the start of Super Heat A. Danilo Albanese (KR/Iame) was 3rd, Norton Andreasson (Tony Kart/Vortex) 4th and Daniel Vasile (DR/Modena) 5th. Albanese moved up to 2nd after a mistake by Carbonnel before taking over the lead on the fourth lap. Arvid Lindblad (KR/TM) came back to 7th ahead of Markus Kajak (Tony Kart/TM) after a disappointing start. Albanese and Pescador remained very close in the lead, 3” ahead of Carbonnel. Lindblad was back in 5th place in the wake of Andreasson. Albanese won the race despite the pressure from Pescador. Carbonnel was 3rd, Lindblad 4th and Kajak 5th. Matteo Spirgel (Sodi/TM) finished 8th.
Samuel Luyet (Tony Kart/Vortex) led Super Heat B at the start ahead of Cristian Bertuca (Birel ART/TM), then Felix Arnold (Maranello/TM) and Valentino Fritsch (Birel ART/TM). Tom Leuillet (Birel ART/TM) was 6th behind Robert Kindervater. Bertuca took the lead on the third lap and Leuillet was 5th. David Trefilov (Maranello/TM) had lost three places to 9th. Luyet attacked Bertuca, who responded immediately and then distanced himself. Arnold lost ground, Fritsch moved up to 3rd followed by Leuillet. Trefilov reached the 6th position in front of his team-mate Arnold. Bertuca won the race 9 tenths ahead of Luyet, Fritsch 3rd, Leuillet 4th and Kindervater 5th. Trefilov finished 6th, Thomas Imbourg (Sodi/TM) 15th and Jean Nomblot (Sodi/TM) 16th.
Carbonnel remained the leader of KZ2, S. Luyet was 2nd ahead of Pescador, then Bertuca 4th ahead of Albanese, Lindblad 6th.
Provisional results pending publication of the final rankings.
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