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WSK Open Series, the third round of the series at the 7 Laghi Kart of Castelletto
WSK Open Series, the third round of the series at the 7 Laghi Kart of Castelletto Gallery Maglie (ITA)
Monday, April 10, 2023

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The two categories X30 Junior and X30 Senior will run the closer of their championship. MINI will also compete in Castelletto. Live on streaming on Sunday, April 16.

Maglie (ITA), 10.04.2023
The WSK Open Series is ready to compete in the third round at the 7 Laghi Kart International Circuit in Castelletto di Branduzzo on the weekend of April 16th, where in addition to the MINI category, the two X30 Junior and X30 Senior categories will also take to the track for their final event. In the fourth and final round in Sarno on June 25th, the two direct-drive categories will be replaced by OKN and OKNJ for a joint event with the final race for KZ2 and MINI.

After the first two rounds in Lonato and Cremona, the rankings are open to any result, also thanks to the increased points that will be awarded in Castelletto compared to the first two events.

The await is mounting for the duels of MINI.
At the International 7 Laghi Kart Circuit, the usual big participation is expected in the MINI category, in the two age sub-divisions with MINI Gr.3 Under 10 and MINI Gr.3, which continue to offer intense duels until the last turn and a large participation with young drivers from all over the world.

MINI Gr.3 Under 10 – The lead is in Venant’s hands.
In MINI Gr.3 Under 10, the Belgian Antoine Venant (#572 Kidix/KR-Iame-Vega) continues to keep the lead in the standings with 97 points, despite the misfortune he suffered in the final in Cremona. In second position with 79 points is his fellow countryman Henri Kumpen (#549 BabyRace/Parolin-Iame), who missed his first victory of the season in Cremona only on the last lap. The success in the last race went to the Italian Michele Orlando (#618 IPK Official/IPK-TM), who made his debut in the Open Series and jumped to fifth place in the championship.
MINI GR.3 U10 Championship classification:
1. Antoine Venant (BEL) points 97
2. Henri Kumpen (BEL) points 79
3. Sebastian Eskandari-Marandi (AUS) points 77
4. Leonardo Gorski (POL) points 68
5. Michele Orlando (ITA) points 64

MINI Gr.3 – Hoogendoorn in the lead by a whishker.
In MINI Gr.3, the Dutchman Dean Hoogendoorn (#501 Kidix/KR-Iame-Vega) confirms his championship lead with 128 points, thanks to the victory he claimed in the Prefinal and the fourth place secured in Cremona, where the Romanian Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (#539 Team Driver/KR-Iame) won in a sprint finish and is now closing in behind Hoogendoorn with 118 points. Australian William Calleja (#516 BabyRace/Parolin-Iame) is chasing with 96 points, followed by Vladimir Ivannikov (#522 Gamoto/EKS-TM) at 74 points, and the Englishman Noah Baglin (#521 iKart/KR-Iame) at 65 points.
MINI GR.3 Championship classification:
1. Dean Hoogendoorn (NLD) points 128
2. Bogdan Cosma Cristofor (ROU) points 118
3. William Calleja (AUS) points 96
4. Vladimir Ivannikov points 74
5. Noah Baglin (GBR) points 65.

X30 JUNIOR – Coronel is in the lead but the championship is still open.
The Dutchman Rocco Coronel (#704 Fath/Red Speed-Iame-MG) confirms his lead in the championship in a highly contested category, and the situation in Castelletto is very open with 132 points at stake for the winner of the heats (12 points), Prefinal (50 points), and Final (70 points). Coronel, with his second place in Cremona, rised to 142 points, followed by the Swiss Tiziano Kuzhnini (#707 Team Driver/Tony Kart-Iame) with 120 points, who finished third in Cremona, and the Italian Filippo Pancotti (#710 Team Driver/Tony Kart-Iame), the winner of the last race who totalled 106 points. Also in the running is the Romanian David Cosma Cristofor (#729 Kidix/KR-Iame) with 91 points, but he was penalized in Cremona after crossing the finish line in first place.
X30 Junior Championship classification:
1. Rocco Coronel (NLD) points 142
2. Tiziano Kuzhnini (CHE) points 120
3. Filippo Pancotti (ITA) points 106
4. David Cosma Cristofor (ROU) points 91
5. Lorenzo Campos (PRT) points 75.

X30 SENIOR – Ratel is the new leader.
An accident in Cremona stopped the Italian Danny Carenini (#801 Energy Corse/Energy-Iame-MG), who has lost his lead. The Frenchman Andy Ratel (#842 Beaumont/KR-Iame) took the win in Cremona and the lead of the standings with it at 100 points. Carenini follows with 94 points, but the 132 points at stake for the race in Castelletto open up possibilities for other contenders, such as Cristian Comanducci (#806 PRK/Tony Kart-Iame), who is third in the championship with 79 points.
X30 Senior Championship classification:
1. Andy Ratel (FRA) points 100
2. Danny Carenini (ITA) points 94
3. Cristian Comanducci (ITA) points 79
4. Andrea Giudice (ITA) points 59
5. Lin Jingxuan (CHN) points 54

The Live Streaming.
The event will be broadcast live on streaming on Sunday, April 16 for the final phase with the Prefinals and Finals of all categories, to be followed on the following websites:,,

The next rounds of the WSK Open Series 2023:
3rd Rd – 16/04/2023 CASTELLETTO / MINI - X30J - X30S
4th Rd – 25/06/2023 SARNO / MINI - OKN - OKNJ - KZ2

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