Parolin Puts in a String of Strong Performances in the Tumultuous WSK Final Cup in Sarno
The WSK Final Cup, the last international championship of the season, got off to a turbulent start in Sarno on the first weekend of November. The rain, sometimes very heavy, considerably reduced the grip in the Qualifying Phases before the sun came out for the Final phases of the competition. In a tough situation, Parolin Motorsport took first class results by finishing in the top three of the provisional ranking of the OK, OK-Junior and Mini categories before the conclusion which will take place next weekend in Lonato.
“Very good results rewarded the solid performance of our team on the Circuito Internazionale Napoli”, explained Marco Parolin. “We were pleased to see confirmations and revelations in our squad as we prepare for next season. A 2nd place for Anatoly Khavalkin in OK and another 2nd place and the top of the ranking for Zack Drummond in OK-Junior brightened up the meeting while William Calleja took 3rd position in the Mini ranking despite a complicated Final. I would like to congratulate our drivers and the technical staff of Parolin Motorsport who are developing the equipment for a 2023 season that we will approach with strong attributes. Thank you all”.
Delayed by a retirement in the first heat, Anatoly Khavalkin has definitively taken his bearings in OK as shown by his 2nd place on the podium of the Final with the fastest lap and his 2nd place in the championship. Less consistent, Rene Lammers managed some nice moves while Maksim Orlov was in full recovery until his retirement at the beginning of the Final.
Zac Drummond was once more on the rise in OK-Junior after a remarkable run at the front, whatever the conditions. Winner of his Prefinal and second in the Final, he is in the lead in the points. Meanwhile, Christian Costoya climbed up to 6th place in his second WSK event in Junior while Kirill Dzitiev joined the top eight. After a difficult start, Jack Illife proved to be very competitive in the Prefinal.
Kosei Oguma and Tamas Gender did not manage to qualify for the Final despite Kosei’s superb 11-place gain in the Prefinal.
William Calleja had a good meeting in the top four in Mini. Winner of his Prefinal, he fought valiantly in the Final until a particularly lively last lap. 8th at the finish, he set the fastest lap in the race and took 3rd position in the ranking. Bruno Gyrc was also very competitive with a win and two top 3s in the heats before reaching another 3rd position in the Prefinal. Manuel Miguez drove some good heats and was the fastest in his Prefinal. Alessandro Truchot had some strong heats including a top five before losing ground in the Final stages. Bruno Blanco also scored a top five in a heat and qualified for the Final like all his team-mates.
Marco Parolin concluded: “Parolin Racing Kart was the best represented chassis brand in all categories this weekend in Sarno with almost 20% of the field. Always very present in Mini, Parolin chassis are also very much appreciated in OK-Junior. This recognition of the competitiveness of our products rewards our constant efforts in development and production quality”.