Joining him on the podium in second place was Marcus Amand (Kosmic/IAME). The young Frenchman started from sixth on the grid but quickly made his way up the order as the fight for the lead unfolded in the opening laps. Kajus Siksnelis (Tony Kart/Vortex) crossed the finish line in third place after getting past Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart/Vortex) on Lap 15. At one point in contention for the win, the Russian lost a bit of ground in the closing stages and settled for fourth place ahead of Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR/IAME).
Philip Victorsson (Tony Kart/Vortex) crossed the line in sixth position on home soil, followed by Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart/Vortex) who overtook nine drivers to maintain himself in the title quest against Amand, the new points leader after this weekend. Suleiman Zanfari (Tony Kart/Vortex) climbed up ten positions to eight overall with James Wharton (FA Kart/Vortex) and Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (Parolin/TM) completing the Top ten in Sweden.
Winner of his five Qualifying Heats and starting the Final on Pole, Tuukka Taponen (Redspeed/IAME) had a nightmare afternoon falling down the order in the early part of a race that he finished in 12th position. A frustrating conclusion to an impressive weekend for the Angerville opening round’s winner.
Top 10 Junior classification:
- Jamie Day (Exprit/TM) – 21 laps
- Marcus Amand (Kosmic / IAME) + 0.988
- Kajus Siksnelis (Tony Kart / Vortex) + 2.515
- Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart / Vortex) + 3.110
- Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR / IAME) + 5.756
- Philip Victorsson (Tony Kart / Vortex) + 5.825
- Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart / Vortex) + 7.495
- Suleiman Zanfari (Tony Kart / Vortex) + 8.820
- James Wharton (FA Kart / Vortex) + 11.460
- Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (Parolin / TM Racing) + 14.361
The final installment of the 2019 FIA Karting European Championship – OK/Junior will take place on the International Circuit of Le Mans, in France, from July 19th to 21st.
Report: Guillaume Alvarez
Photos: Alex Vernardis