At the wheel of their one-design Exprit / Vortex / B’stone karts, the 34 qualified Drivers competed in the Final of the second Academy Trophy Competition at Sarno in the heat wave. Under a disqualification for work on his kart on the pre-grid, Robert De Haan (NLD) achieved a great performance by crossing the finish line of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy Final more than five seconds ahead of his pursuers.
Kajus Siksnelis (LTU) was first followed by Christian Ho (SGP), then Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR) and Gael Julien (IND). Paolo Ferrari (ITA) came back to participate in the fight at the front. Ho lost ground, Partyshev was back in front of Siksnelis and won by more than a second ahead of his rival. Ferrari followed in 3rd position, Justin Arseneau (CAN) finished 4th with a gain of seven places and Alexandr Gubenko (RUS) moved up 15 places to reach 5th place with the fastest lap in the race 4 tenths ahead of Luca Mars (USA) in 18th position.
Provisional ranking of the 2019 FIA Karting Academy Trophy after the Sarno Competition:
1- Robert De Haan – 45 pts
2- Paolo Ferrari – 39 pts
3- Joshua Coertze – 37 pts
4- Oleksandr Partyshev – 33 pts
5- Kajus Siksnelis – 31 pts
Text: FIA Karting
Photos: Alex Vernardis