THE WSK FINAL CUP AWARDED IN ADRIA (ITALY): THE WINNERS ARE NIELSEN (DK – TONY KART-VORTEX OK), STANEK (CZ – KOSMIC-VORTEX OKJ), IACOVACCI (I – LUXOR-LKE KZ2) AND SPINA (I – CRG-TM 60MINI).
Adria (Rovigo - I)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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ALL THE BATTLES WHICH HEATED THE 2017 SEASON FINALE ON 5TH AND 12TH NOVEMBER AT THE ADRIA KARTING RACEWAY.
HAIR’S-BREADTH VICTORIES AT THE WSK FINAL CUP.
Two exciting weekends at the Adria Karting Raceway for the double appointment – on 5th and 12th November – with the WSK Final Cup. Few days between the two rounds but, despite that, the results changed radically. The best results were achieved by those drivers who, after the first round, worked hard to do better in the second one. The leaders of the second appointment, eventually, managed to improve their general standings and all the top positions changed. Now it is time for the winter break; those seeking payback will have to wait until the 2018 season opener of international karting on 28th January, when the WSK Champions Cup will be hosted by the circuit in Adria (Italy).
IT WAS A DECISIVE OVERTAKING MANOEUVRE: NIELSEN WINS IN OK.
The attendance on the stand of the facility in Adria, as well as all the fans who were watching the live streaming of the race, cannot believe their eyes yet: the duel between the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (Zanardi-Parilla-Bridgestone) and the Danish Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart-Vortex, #229 in the photo above, fighting with #206 Basz) in the OK Final was simply breath-taking. They fought until the last bend, both eager to achieve a victory which was absolutely momentous to secure their success in the Series. The last, decisive overtaking manoeuvre was carried out by Nielsen: the Danish managed to pass Travisanutto in the standings (199 points against 190) and to win the WSK Final Cup in the OK category. The Spanish David Vidales (Tony Kart-Vortex) kept the third place he gained in the first round, just ahead of the Polish Karol Basz (Kosmic-Vortex). The latter put in an overall very good performance and also managed to win the Pre-final of round 1. Fifth place for the Russian Ilya Morozov (Tony Kart-Vortex), thanks to his better performance in round 2.
IACOVACCI GRABS THE WSK FINAL CUP IN KZ2.
The outcome of the KZ2 Pre-final made Alessio Lorandi (Tony Kart-TM-Bridgestone) drop to the fifth row in the starting grid of the Final. The Italian driver, who was the absolute frontrunner after round 1, put in an incredible recovery. He managed to close the gap with the leader, his fellow countryman Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart-Vortex), but the duel between the two leading drivers pushed both of them off track with two laps remaining. So, the Italian Francesco Iacovacci (Luxor-LKE #110, in the photo above) managed – unexpectedly – to win the Final: a result which brought him to the top of the standings with 165 points. He won the KZ2 trophy, ahead of Lorandi who was the runner-up with 111 points. Third position for the Rumanian Daniel Vasile (DR-Modena), who did well also in the first round: he preceded the American Brad Benavides and the French Adrien Renaudin (both on Sodi-TM).
STANEK CLOSE THE GAP AND WINS IN OKJ.
First the Swedish Viktor Gustafsson, then the Russian Alexey Brizhan (both on Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) and, finally, the Czech Roman Stanek (Kosmic-Vortex #308, above): they took over, in turn, the leadership of the WSK Final Cup in the OKJ category. Victory went to Stanek, who had already won the Final of round 1. With his 109 points he beat Brizhan, who finished only four points behind. Good performance for the French Luca Bosco (Tony Kart-Vortex), third in the Final and third also in the Series. Behind him, the 2017 CIK-FIA European Champion, the British Jonny Edgar (Exprit-TM), who finished ahead of the surprising Italian driver Gabriele Minì (Parolin-Parilla).
SPINA BEATS THE ODDS AND GRABS THE 60 MINI CUP.
Alfio Spina (CRG-TM-Vega #503, on the right) was the protagonist in 60 Mini. In the Final of round 1, the Italian driver lost the battle for the victory against the Russian Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-TM): Spina spun few metres before the finishing line and had to settle for fifth. In round 2, Spina was always in the top positions: he placed second in Qualifying behind his fellow countryman from Milan Cristian Bertuca (Evokart-TM). He was also the runner-up of the Pre-final B, behind the Polish Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (Parolin-TM). Bedrin, rather unexpectedly, did not manage to enter the Final: he had lost many positions in the Pre-final A, won by the Italian Brando Badoer (Parolin-TM). Spina did his best in the Final, beating a strong opponent such as the Italian Andrea Antonelli (Tony Kart-Vortex): Spina won both the Final and the 60 Mini trophy thanks to his 146 points. Antonelli placed second, with 126 points. Kucharczyk scored the third position, ahead of the Italian Alessandro Cenedese (Parolin-TM) and the Russian Ruslan Fomin (Tony Kart-TM).