Surprising Results in First Outing of WSK Super Master Series
Different weather conditions, compared to the previous days, brought sun and mild temperatures at the Adria Karting Raceway for the conclusion of the first round of the WSK Super Master Series. What seen in the heats has been timely turned upside down today. The values in the field will be assessed once more in a month time in Lonato (I).
Janker leader of OK
The outcome of qualifying heats had put forward the Spanish driver David Vidales (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone), but an hard-fought Final saw the German Hannes Janker (KR-Parilla) having the best of his rivals. Vidales led the race early on, but was then challenged by the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR-Parilla), who took the lead for a few laps. Janker (in the photo above, on the top of the OK podium) pushed hard though and got the lead, not leaving too much room to Travisanutto to bounce back. The third place went to a quick Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart-Vortex) from Denmark.
Good jump and victory for Irlando in KZ2
The Italian Alex Irlando put in a crescendo of results this weekend. He installed himself in P2 in Prefinal, closing behind the French Adrien Renaudin (both on Sodi Kart-TM-Bridgestone). The driver from Locorotondo (Bari) had the best jump off the line later on in the Final, taking the lead and winning the race. Behind him, Renaudin lost also the second place, which went to the Italian Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart-Vortex). The French driver fended off his fellow-countryman Anthony Abbasse (Sodi-TM) though, regaining the third place that he had lost earlier. Above, the KZ2 podium.
Smal wins the challenge in OK Junior
The Russian Kirill Smal (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) and the Italian Gabriele Minì (Parolin-Parilla) got away from the front row of the Final and challenged each other from lights to flag. Minì led the race in the second half of the Final, but was overtaken by Smal in the closing lap, as the latter claimed the Final win. The Estonian driver Paul Aron (FA Kart-Vortex) had a positive day too, climbing up to P3 from the starting 7th spot of the grid. Above, te three drivers on the OKJ podium.
Stenshorne ruling in 60 Mini
The Norwegian Martinius Stenshorne (Parolin-TM-Vega), who had some difficulties in qualifying heats, recovered well taking the win in Prefinal. Started on pole, the Scandinavian driver won the Final without being challenged by the Pole Tymoteusz Kucharczyk nor by the Italian Brando Badoer (both on Parolin-TM). The two drivers rounded off the podium in this order after exchanging position in the battle. Above, the 60 Mini podium.