Parolin: Three Top 10s in Champions of the Future at Trinec
Parolin Motorsport put in a solid performance in the second round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series, which was marked by the debut of the Trinec circuit and variable weather conditions. Rene Lammers finished 6th in OK while Zac Drummond finished 7th in OK-Junior and Christian Costoya 9th.
The Trinec track in the Czech Republic offered a twisty, technical and selective layout on which overtaking was not always easy. Teams and drivers had to familiarise themselves with the new circuit in different weather conditions before concluding in the rain during the Finals.
“Our overall performance was very positive on the new circuit,” said Marco Parolin. “Parolin Motorsport adapted quickly to the new conditions in both categories. However, we regretted the absence of our Russian drivers for political reasons. Rene Lammers was a consistent front-runner in OK despite a retirement in his last heat. Fast in the dry as well as in the rain he came close to the top five. I’m delighted with Miguel Costa’s progress to 14th position. In the Junior class, Christian Costoya was very consistent, notably by winning his Super Heat with the fastest lap. He may not have had the ideal set-up for the wet track conditions in the Final, as did Jack Iliffe who followed him in 4th place on the grid. Zac Drummond was able to maintain his speed in the rain to take a good 7th place in the Final. The consistency of our equipment throughout the meeting is a very positive element that we will capitalise on to prepare for the FIA Karting European Championship that will take place in Trinec in less than two weeks”.
Lammers continues his form in OK
Rene Lammers convinced the observers by his determination throughout the weekend. Delayed by a retirement in Heat 5, he nevertheless progressed to 11th position in the intermediate classification. He gave his all in the Super Heat with a P2 and the best lap on slicks before making up three places during an epic Final in the rain and finishing 6th. Lammers moved up 10 places in the FIA International Karting Rankings for all categories and is 3rd in OK.
Miguel Costa made up eight places in the heats and then moved up four places to start from 20th position in the Final. He was at his best at the end of the race to reach 14th place despite a penalty for a dropped spoiler.
A strong trio in Junior
Christian Costoya led the Parolin Motorsport team for a long time in OK-Junior. He was deprived of a second victory in his last heat due to a penalty received during the slow procedure. His superb success in the Super Heat with the fastest lap allowed him to get back into the top three. The Final did not allow him to keep his position and he finished 9th. Jack Iliffe confirmed his place among the protagonists by obtaining remarkable results in Qualifying as well as in the heats. 6th on Saturday evening, his 4th place in the Super Heat brought him back to 4th on the starting grid of the Final. He was unfortunately delayed in the mass incident on the first lap and did not find all his competitiveness afterwards where he finished 17th.
Zac Drummond proved to be the most consistent throughout the competition. 5th in Qualifying, 10th in the heats, he made up ground in 3rd place in his Super Heat. Starting 7th in the Final, he fought his way into the top three and crossed the line in 4th position, but a penalty relegated him to 7th place. In the process he gained 18 places in the FIA International Karting Ranking.