The spectacle of the 50th Trofeo delle Industrie is underway at the South Garda Karting of Lonato and the closing qualifying heats defined the main finalists of this historic event that reached its 50th anniversary. The Finals on Sunday, October 9 will name the winners of the category.
The Live Streaming from 11:50 (Prefinals) and 14:30 (Finals).
The second chance races on Sunday morning will complete the starting grids of the Prefinals, while the Live Streaming at www.trofeodelleindustrie.it will cover Prefinals from 11:50 and the much awaited Finals from 14:30.
KZ2 – Palomba is the leader.
In KZ2 Giuseppe Palomba (BirelART Racing KSW/BirelART-TM Racing) claimed two wins in two heats and set the best time in qualifying, while his closest rival Alex Maragliano (Maranello SRP Factory Team/Maranello-TM Racing) is second thanks to a win and a second place in the heats. Among the quickest, Matteo Zanchi (Zanchi Motorsport/BirelART-TM Racing), Alessio Piccini (TribeOne/BirelART-TM Racing), the Spanish driver Genis Civico (Modena Kart/BirelART-TM Racing) and William Lanzeni (Lanzeni/EKS-TM Racing) follow in the order, while the surprise of qualifying Samuele Leopardi, who is Zanchi’s teammate, is currently seventh.
KZ2 provisional standings: 1. Palomba penalties 0; 2. Maragliano pen. 2; 3. Zanchi pen. 5; 4. Piccini pen. 7; 5. Civico pen. 9; 6. Lanzeni pen. 9; 7. Leopardi pen. 10; 8. Putiatin pen. 10.
OKJ – Lammers tops qualifying practice and heats.
René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing) secured the full haul in Ok-Junior. The son of former F1 driver Jan Lammers set the pole position in practice and then won both heats he took part in. The second place is currently occupied by the Colombian Salim Hanna Hernandez (Ricky Flynn Motorsport/LN-Vortex), who won one heat and secured a third place.
The Hungarian driver Martin Molnar (Energy Corse/Energy-TM Racing) secured two second places, while the Chinese Zhenrui Chi (Beyond Racing Team/KR-TM racing) a second and a third place.
OK-Junior provisional standings: 1. Lammers penalties 0; 2. Hanna Hernandez pen. 3; 3. Molnar pen. 4; 4. Chi pen. 5; 5. Cosma-Cristofor pen. 7; 6. Schaufler pen. 9; 7. Wherrell pen. 11; 8. Bogunovic pen. 11.
MINI – A lot of protagonists ready for the final.
The 15 heats needed in MINI Gr.3 highlighted the speed of several protagonists among the 95 very young drivers of this category. At the moment three BabyRace drivers led the pack: the Romanian Bogdan Cosma-Cristofor, the Italian Filippo Pancotti and the Turkish Iskender Zulfikari, together with Vladimir Ivannikov of Gamoto. The Dutch driver Dean Hoogendoorn on Alonso Kart by Kidix also turned out to be among the most competitive, as he secured three wins and a third place, but he had an unlucky opening heat and therefore is a lagging a bit behind in the provisional classification.
MINI provisional standings: 1. Cosma-Cristofor penalties 5; 2. Pancotti pen. 7; 3. Zulfikari pen. 7; 4. Ivannikov pen. 11; 5. Firhand pen. 17; 6. Gryc pen. 23; 7. Calleja pen. 25; 8. Cecchetto pen. 25.
X30 Junior – Apicella with the full haul.
Antonio Apicella (Team Driver/Kosmic-Iame) dominated X30 Junior taking the pole position and securing both wins in the heats. Behind Apicella, his teammate Davide Bottaro secured two third places, while the Swede Vilmer Svahn (AD Motorsport/Energy-Iame) is currently third after a fifth and a second place. Mattia Vischi (Autoeuropeo/Tony Kart-Iame) was second in the first heat and seventh in the second, therefore he now stands fourth.
X30 Junior provisional standings: 1. Apicella penalties 0; 2. Bottaro pen. 6; 3. Svahn pen. 7; 4. Vischi pen. 9; 5. Cirelli pen. 12; 6. Ferrari pen. 15; 7. Fulgori pen. 16; 8. Maman pen. 18.
X30 Senior – Pavan unleashed in the heats.
After coming fourth in qualifying practice, Sebastiano Pavan (Team Driver/Tony Kart-Iame) won both heats and took P1 of the provisional standings with them. The winner of the first heat on Friday, the Austrian Nando Weixelbaumer (Autoeuropeo/Tony Kart-Iame), was 13th instead and is a bit behind in the provisional classification. The second place went to Pavan’s teammate from Japan Shimo Zhang, who claimed a second and a third place after taking the pole position in qualifying practice. The two team TB Kart’s drivers Andrea Barbieri and Andrea Pirovano follow.
X30 Senior provisional standings: 1. Pavan penalties 0; 2. Zhang pen. 5; 3. Barbieri pen. 6; 4. Pirovano pen. 8; 5. Saeter pen. 8; 6. Villa pen. 9; 7. Elkin pen. 11; 8. Locatelli pen. 12.
The program of the 50th Trofeo delle Industrie:
Sunday, October 9: 10:30 Second Chance races; 11:50 Prefinals; 14:30 Finals; 17:30 Prize Ceremony.
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