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

Even though he took the lead in the Qualifying Heats of the FIA Karting European Championship – Junior on the Sarno circuit, Ugo Ugochukwu (KR/IAME) did not have an easy time of it against the poleman Maxwell Dodds (Parolin/TM), as well as Tuuka Taponen (Tony Kart/Vortex), Arvid Lindblad (KR/IAME) and Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (RK/TM).

Ugochukwu kept the advantage at the start of the Final and gradually broke away from Taponen. Delayed at the start, Dodds did his best to come back, but it was Lindblad who made the most progress. He reached second with three laps to go.

The end of the race was intense behind the leader but Ugochukwu won by more than six seconds. Freddie Slater (Kosmic/Vortex) took advantage of the fight in the leading group to grab second place over Lindblad while Taponen finished only fourth. Karol Paciewicz (Tony Kart/Vortex) moved up from 15th to fifth place.

“I’m very happy to have had such a great weekend for my first Sauber Racing Kart race,” said Ugo Ugochukwu. “The equipment was exceptional thanks to the work of the team and the engine manufacturer. I tried to get an early lead in the Final and it worked. I scored as many points as possible and I’m now leading the Championship. I couldn’t have asked for more!”

Click here for the complete results of the OK Final at Sarno.

Provisional standings of the FIA Karting European Championship – Junior after Sarno:

  • 1- Ugo Ugochukwu – 55 points
  • 2- Tuukka Taponen – 48 points
  • 3- Arvid Lindblad – 44 points
  • 4- Valerio Rinicella – 30 points
  • 5- Freddie Slater – 26 points

The third and final round of the FIA Karting European Championship – Junior will take place at the Pro Kart Raceland of Wackersdorf, in Germany, from September 11th to 13th, 2020.

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