Top 10 for Ricciardo Kart in the Third Round of the WSK Super Master
In the third round of the WSK Super Master Series at Muro Leccese, Ricciardo Kart Racing finished in the OKJ class top 10 thanks to Rasmus Lindh.
Penalised in heats by some contacts and a penalty due to the nose cone coming off, Lindh managed to stage a comeback in the Final. Starting in seventeenth position, Rasmus climbed up to tenth place, thanks to a lot of overtaking and very fast lap times. “It was a positive weekend. The chassis was very competitive, but we need to continue to improve to challenge at the top“, added Rasmus.
Kiern Jewiss’ position in the Pre-final was affected by a 10 second penalty due to the front fairing coming off after some contacts: Kiern finished in twenty-second place, failing to qualify for the Final. Kiern Jewiss: “It was the first weekend in which I had to come to terms with the typical grip found on European tracks, especially in qualifying. My lap times improved during the races, but when you’re in the middle of the group it is easier to get involved in accidents. My Pre-final was positive, but the front bumper fell off during the race and I was awarded a penalty, which meant I failed to qualify for the Final. My goal now is to understand how to improve under similar conditions to those found at La Conca.”
18th place in the OK Final for Javier Gonzalez. The Mexican driver: “It was a great learning weekend, especially because of this much grip on the track. The Team showed it can fight at the front, and for sure the European opening round will confirm our speed.”
A technical problem forced Christian Lungaard to retire. “Without practice and with so much grip on the track, we struggled to find the right speed. The team worked hard, we did our best, but it was not my weekend. I’d like to thank Ricciardo Kart: I’m certain that we will be able to achieve good results in the coming races“, said Christian Lundgaard.
Rick Dreezen retired in the KZ class. “It was a good weekend,” said Rick. “We were always competitive for a top 3 finish, but unfortunately I was unable to get onto the podium due to a technical problem in the Final. We were fast and this proves that the decisions taken were the right ones and that the work carried out was productive. I can’t wait for the European Championship!”
Rickard Kaell, Sporting Director: “I’m happy with the performances, although the overall result did not reflect our speed on the track.
In the OKJ class, both Lindh and Jewiss had the potential to compete for the top 5. Unfortunately, some contacts and penalties affected Rasmus’ starting position in the Pre-final and Kiern’s progression to the Final.
Lundgaard made his debut with Ricciardo Kart debut in the OK class without any practice with the new equipment. Nevertheless, he managed to improve significantly over the weekend and, had it not been for a technical problem in the Final, would have been able to compete for a place in the top 12.
Gonzalez encountered some problems adapting to the high grip conditions. Javier nevertheless managed to improve in every session and demonstrated the potential to compete for the top places.
In the KZ Final, Rick Dreezen was unable to get on the podium because of a technical problem in the early laps that eventually forced him to retire.”