- Info & photos: www.kosmickart.com
It was a very positive second round of the FIA Karting European Championship – OK/Junior that ended at the Naples International Circuit, in which the Kosmic Kart Racing Department dominated the high part of the grid in both classes. The Vortex powered Kosmic Mercury R chassis still proved its effectiveness on the demanding Sarno track, despite the high temperatures over the whole weekend. On Sunday, the Italian equipment also conquered the podium in the Junior class with Ricky Flynn Motorsport driver Freddie Slater, who came back from ninth on the grid to cross the finish line in second position.
As for Kosmic Kart’s official drivers, Luigi Coluccio had a great test in OK. The Italian’s weekend began with an excellent fifth time in timed practice, while in the heats he managed to achieve a second, third, fourth and sixth place that added up to fourth position in the standings. In the Final, after a race in which he stayed firmly in fourth position, Coluccio crossed the finish line in seventh place, a result of the agitated final stages which was a bit of a shame for the Italian compared to the performance shown on the track. Ricky Flynn Motorsport’s Thomas Ten Brinke came home in sixth position while also achieving a fastest lap in the Qualifying Heats.
The performance of Kosmic Kart drivers in Junior was also excellent: both Alexander Gubenko and Ean Eyckmans stood out in the Qualifying Heats. Ean Eyckmans never finished outside the Top Ten in all five heats, while Gubenko achieved a second place and a best lap. In the Final, Eyckmans and Gubenko started from eighth and tenth positions respectively, but both their races were unfortunately compromised by penalties imposed for lowered noses.
The Kosmic Kart Racing Department will now make the most of the three-week break to better prepare for the next event, the third and decisive round of the FIA Karting European Championship – OK/Junior,which will take place at Wackerdorf, Germany, from 10 to 13 September.
You may also be interested in:
- Tony Kart: Another podium in the FIA Karting European Championship
- Birel ART: Legitimate disappointment at the foot of Vesuvius
- Parolin: Another step forward at Sarno
- FIA Karting European Championship Round 2 – Junior: Strong win by Ugochukwu, Slater and Lindblad on the podium
- FIA Karting European Championship Round 2 – OK: Faultless victory for Barnard!