Taym Saleh (KR/Iame) led the first lap of Super Heat B of the first round of the FIA Karting European Championship – Junior in Valencia. Oleksandr Bondarev (KR/Iame) followed with Salim Hanna (LN/Vortex) and Lewis Wherrell (Exprit/TM). Niklas Schaufler (KR/Iame) was 5th after a difficult start. Bondarev took the lead on the third lap with Wherrell in his wake, Saleh was then 4th behind Schaufler and Christian Costoya (Parolin/TM) entered the top five. Wherrell took the lead on lap 5. Stepan Antonov (KR/Iame) came back strongly in 6th position (+6 pl.). Hanna dropped back to 8th, Schaufler also lost ground. Costoya had moved up to 4th ahead of Antonov who attacked him shortly afterwards. The leader Wherrell was the fastest on track, 5 tenths ahead of Bondarev. Antonov continued to move up to 3rd place, 1.6″ behind Bondarev. Wherrell was 8 tenths ahead of Bondarev. Antonov finished 3rd with a gain of nine positions, Costoya 4th and Saleh 5th. Louis Cochet was 25th.
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