The first challenges on track among the record 351 verified drivers have taken place in qualifying practice and heats ahead of the second round of the WSK Super Master Series that is underway at the South Garda Karting circuit of Lonato.
Lonato del Garda (ITA), 11.02.2022
The first interesting battles on track among the protagonists of the second round of the WSK Super Master Series have started. This event set a historic record of participation in this important international karting series. In fact, 351 drivers passed scrutineering: 108 in MINI, 90 in OKJ, 60 in OK and 93 in KZ2. Overall, 55 Nations are represented, covering all 5 Continents.
108 drivers from 41 Countries in MINI.
Among the most important figures, MINI counts a very high number of drivers on track: 108 baby-drivers aged between 8 and 12 from gathered in Lonato from 41 Countries. This confirms WSK as the ideal setting for practicing competitive karting for the very young drivers of all the world.
The first highs in qualifying of the WSK Super Master Series Round 2: the pole positions went to Denner (KZ2), Ferreira (OK), Fluxa Cross (OKJ) and Vibriantis (OKJ).
KZ2. The best time of qualifying practice in KZ2 was posted in Session-1 by the French Emilien Denner (Sodikart/Sodi-TM Racing-Vega), who completed his best lap after 45.272s. He was followed in the leaderboard by his teammate from Holland Senna Van Walstijn, who won the opener held last January 30th. He posted in fact the fastest lap of Session-2 in 45.576s, while the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing) led the charts of Session-3 with a best time of 45.728s.
OK. The quickest overall of the two Sessions of OK was the Brazilian Matheus Ferreira (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-LeCont) as he posted a 45.989s in the first Session. The Italian Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) – who won the opening race – came to the fore in the second session completing his fastest lap in 45.998s.
OKJ. Three Sessions have been held in OK-Junior. The Spanish driver Lucas Fluxa Cross (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-Vega) was the quickest of all in 47.584s, time that he posted in the first Session. On the timeboard he was followed by the teammate from Belgium Douwe Dedecker, who went quickest in Session-3 (47.657s). The Swiss driver Enea Frey (Ricky Flynn/LN-Vortex) led the pack in Session-2 with a best time of 47.715s. The winner of the opening round René Lammers (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing-Vega) lagged a bit behind, the Dutch driver posted in fact only the 10th time in Session-1.
MINI. Four sessions took place also in MINI where new names came to the fore, like Lithuania’s Ainis Vibriantis (Energy Corse/Energy-TM Racing-Vega), who was the quickest of all with a time of 52.369 posted in Session-4. The Brit Roman Kamyab (BabyRace/Parolin-Iame) topped the charts of Session-3 with a best time of 52.388s, while the Romanian Bogdan Cosma-Cristofor (Gulstar Racing/KR-Iame) did the same in Session-2 in 52.684s and the Italian Filippo Sala (Team Driver/KR-Iame) alike in Session-1. The winner of the previous round, the Belgian Dries Van Langendonck (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing) came third in Session-3 and was ninth overall.
The first 18 qualifying heats.
The first 18 qualifying heats took place on Friday afternoon. Heats will continue throughout Saturday with 28 more races. The final stages will be on Sunday, February 13th with the two Prefinals of each category starting at 10.40 and the 4 decisive Finals from 14.20 with Live Streaming coverage.
The provisional leaders after the initial heats on Friday follow:
KZ2: 1. Gustavsson pen. 0; 2. Pex pen. 2; 3. Denner pen. 3; 4. Trefilov pen. 3; 5. Van Walstijn pen. 4; 6. Viganò pen. 5; 7. Palomba pen. 5; 8. Leuillet pen. 7.
OK: 1. Coluccio pen. 0; 2. Bohra pen. 0; 3. Ferreira pen. 2; 4. Orlov pen. 2; 5. Taponen pern. 3; 6. Severiukhin pen. 3; 7. Slater pen. 4; 8. Turney pen. 4.
OKJ: 1. Fluxa Cross pen. 0; 2. Bondarev 0; 3. Dedecker pen. 2; 4. Cardenas pen. 2; 5. Matveev pen. 3; 6. Verbrugge pen. 5; 7. Zhang pen. 5; 8. Frey pen. 6.
MINI: 1. Costoya pen. 0; 2. Pesl pen. 0; 3. Kamyab pen. 3; 4. Van Staveren pen. 4; 5. Hoogendoorn pen. 6; 6. Calleja pen. 7; 7. Vibriantis pen. 8; 8. Pancotti pen. 8.
The program of the weekend in Lonato:
WSK Super Master Series, Round 2
Saturday, February 12
08:00 – 09:48: Warm-up (8′)
09:50 – 18:20: Qualifying heats
Sunday, February 13 (Live Streaming)
08:30 – 10:27: Warm-up (12′)
10:40 – 13:20: Prefinals
14:20 – 16:30: Finals
The next rounds of the WSK Super Master Series:
3rd Rd – 06/03/2022 LA CONCA - MINI-OKJ-OK
4th Rd – 13/03/2022 SARNO - MINI-OKJ-OK-KZ2
Complete results are available at: www.wskarting.it