• Info: FIA Karting / Guillaume Alvarez
  • Photos: FIA Karting

Connor Zilisch (USA) started to make the difference in his last Qualifying Heat of the Academy Trophy, on Sunday morning at Adria. Zilisch’s victory took him to the top of the standings and he shared the front row of the Final with Maxime Furon Castelain (LUX).

Although the latter dropped back to fifth position shortly after the start, Zilisch performed well up to the finish line which he crossed as a strong winner with a lead of more than four seconds and the fastest lap.

The fight was fierce behind him. Furon Castelain was able to move up to second place ahead of Jonathan Weywadt (DNK), Macéo Capietto (FRA) in fourth and Rafael Modonese (PER) in fifth. 11th at the chequered flag, the Italian Matteo De Palo was 20th after penalties were applied.

Check out the complete Academy Trophy Final results here.

Provisional ranking after Adria:

1- Connor Zilisch – 35 points
2- Maxime Furon Castelain – 29 points
3- Jonathan Weywadt – 24 points
4- Macéo Capietto – 19 points
5- Alex Powell – 14 points

The second round of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy will take place on the “Home of Champions” circuit of Genk, in Belgium, from September 3rd – 6th.

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