THE LEADERS OF THE WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES STANDINGS ARE LAMMERS (NL – FK-PARILLA KZ2), BASZ (PL – TONY-VORTEX KF), TICKTUM (GB – ZANARDI-PARILLA KFJ) AND SZYSZKO (PL – TONY-LKE 60MINI).
Sarno (Salerno, Italy)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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DELAYED BROADCAST OF THE FINALS ON RAI SPORT 2 ON WEDN. 26TH AND SPECIAL REPORT ON FRIDAY 28TH.
THE FIRST WSK STANDINGS: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT OF SARNO ON RAI SPORT 2.
The drivers of international karting met last weekend in Sarno (Salerno, Italy) for the first round of the WSK Super Master Series. Drivers were able to show all their skills with changeable weather condition: we had sunny and warm days and qualifying heats which were run under the rain and with low temperature on Sunday. The list of entrants was long and crammed with all the big names of international karting, ready to challenge each other on the International Circuit Napoli. They all had the same goal: laying their hands on the trophy of the WSK Series, and the large group of world champions taking part in the event seemed to be particularly motivated. The highlights of the event in Sarno will be aired by Rai Sport 2: on Wednesady 26th March, at 07.30pm, the delayed broadcast of the Finals, which will also explain the situation of the current standings after the first points have been awarded to the drivers in the four different categories admitted to the Series. Next appointments of the WSK Series: Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia-Italy) on 13th April and Muro Leccese (Lecce - Italy) on 27th April. Before these events, the WSK Super Master Series will be on TV again on Friday 28th March at 11.50pm for the special report featuring the recap of the whole weekend.
LAMMERS OUTPACES THE REST OF THE PACK IN KZ2.
Bas Lammers (FK-Parilla-Bridgestone) has just begun his adventure with his new team but he has already achieved outstanding results. Qualifying, however, did not go as expected, given that Lammers did not manage to find the right setting. The problem was solved in the heats: Lammers managed to recover from the back rows of the starting grid and to win the Prefinal A. The French Arnaud Kozlinski (Intrepid-TM-Bridgestone) and the English Ben Hanley (Art GP-TM-Bridgestone) were immediately behind him and scored his first points, while other top drivers such as the Italian Davide Forè (CRG-TM) and Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart-Vortex) were not as lucky and had to pull over along the track. In the Prefinal B, the Italian Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) won ahead of the Belgian Rick Dreezen (Zanardi-Parilla-Bridgestone) and of the brilliant Italian Paolo De Conto (Birel-TM-Bridgestone), third. Victory over Ardigò in the Final allowed Lammers to leave Sarno with 80 points and the leadership of the category. Second Ardigò with 60 points, third Kozlinski, 20 points. Dreezen and De Conto, follow closely thanks to their good result in the Final. Sixth the Czech Patrik Hajek (Praga-Parilla), who finished very near the podium in the last race.
BASZ'S HAT-TRICK IN KF.
Karol Basz (Tony Kart-Vortex-Dunlop) leads the KF category having scored maximum points. He seems to be in peak form in this first phase of the season, and this assumption is also based on the outstanding performance he put in last weekend in Sarno. The Polish driver was always in the top positions throughout the whole weekend. After a good session of heats, he easily won in Prefinal B preceding the Russian Nikita Mazepin (Tony Kart-Vortex-Dunlop) and the Dutch Martijn van Leeuwen (Zanardi-Parilla-Dunlop), opponents who finished separated by a remarkable gap between them. The reigning world champion Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla-Dunlop) won the Pre-final A, followed by the Danish Nicklas Nielsen (Kosmic-Vortex-Dunlop) and the British Callum Ilott (Zanardi-Parilla-Dunlop). Unfortunately for Joyner, things did not go well in the Final: he dropped back to the last positions at the start and managed to recover only some positions and to finish 13th. Basz won easily and he is now the leader of the standing with 80 points. Behind him, Mazepin and Ilott, both with 40 points. Nielsen, fourth in the Final, is fourth also in the standing, only five points behind. Joyner and Van Leeuwen follow separated by few points.
TICKTUM GRABS THE LEADERSHIP IN KFJ.
In KF Junior the leadership was a matter between the English Daniel Ticktum (Zanardi-Parilla-Vega) and the Italian Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart-TM-Vega), who finished the Final in this order. The Brit won by a hair's breadth and he is now leading the standing with 80 points, given that he won also the Prefinal A after passing the Belgian Benjamin Lessennes (Kosmic-Parilla-Vega) and his fellow countryman Max Fewtrell (FA Kart-Vortex-Vega). Lorandi, in the Prefinal B, was always stuck behind the winner, the Russian Matvey Maslov (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega), and finished second ahead of the Belgian Matteo Raspatelli (Tony Kart-TM-Vega). So, the Italian driver is now second in the standing, 30 points behind the leader. Maslov is third with 38 points. Lessennes follows very closely thanks to his 35 points; fifth place for the English Enaam Ahmed (FA Kart-Vortex), who achieved a good third position in the Final. Fewtrell is sixth: he finished the decisive race in the top five positions.
SZYSZKO IS THE SURPRISE AND LEADS THE 60 MINI.
An unpredictable start of the Final in the 60 Mini heavily conditioned both the final result of the race and the current standing. The Polish Maciej Szyszko (Tony Kart-LKE-Vega), overtook a lot of drivers at the start and won the Final. Now he leads the category also thanks to the fourth place scored in the Pre-final A. This race was won by the Romanian Mikar Mizevych (Tony Kart-LKE-Vega), who preceded the Italian Giuseppe Fusco (Lenzo Kart-LKE-Vega) and the Spanish David Vidales (FA Kart-LKE-Vega). The Italian Nicola Abrusci (Tony Kart-LKE-Vega) won Prefinal B ahead of another Italian driver, Mattia Muller (Lenzo Kart-LKE-Vega), and the Swiss Robin Furrer (Top Kart-LKE-Vega). All this drivers did not manage to finish in the top positions of the Final. Only Mizevych and Vidales achieved good results and are now second and third in the current standing behind Szyszko. Abrusci is pursuing in fourth position ahead of Muller. Fusco is sixth together with the Italian Skeed (Top Kart-Parilla-Vega), who had scored a podium position in the final, behind Vidales.