WSK Euro Series is gearing up for its Grand Finale as the series organized by WSK Promotion will live the excitement of its closing races in the two ending weekends of June. From June 20th to 23rd, the third and penultimate round of season 2019 will get underway in Lonato before, one week later, finding its conclusion on the Adria International Raceway.
This is going to be a crucial weekend for the KZ2 category running its second and closing weekend after the opener was held in Sarno on March 31st, while the OK, OK-Junior and 60 Mini classes will run the third of four rounds in the same occasion. These three categories come from the second round held in Angerville, in France, before the conclusion of the Series in Adria from June 26th to 29th. OK and OK Junior will also contest their closing rounds of the Italian Acisport Karting Championship in both Lonato and Adria.
- Name: Round 3
- Series: WSK Euro Series
- Promoter: WSK Promotion
- Categories: 60 Mini, OK, OK-Junior, KZ2
- Drivers: 317
- Name: South Garda Karting
- Location: Lonato Del Garda, Italy
- Length: 1200 meters
- Width: 9-10 meters
- Corners: 15
- OK – KZ2 tires: Bridgestone
- Junior – 60 Mini tires: Vega
- Engines: IAME, Modena, TM Racing, Vortex, LKE
- Friday: Temperature 30°C, Precipitation 40%, Humidity 57%
- Saturday: Temperature 27°C, Precipitation 80%, Humidity 58%
- Sunday: Temperature 30°C, Precipitation 10%, Humidity 50%
- Drivers: 96
- Nationalities: 27
With two consecutive victories, William Macintyre (Parolin/TM) has made a strong impression in the 60 Mini category. The young Brit is currently leading the points standings (165) but nothing is done yet as Alex Powell (Energy Corse/TM) is sitting in second position (111) 54 point behind. Third and fourth respectively, Rashid Al Dhaheri (97 points, Parolin/TM) and Ean Eyckmans (93 points, Parolin/TM) are the two other names to keep an eye on in the battle for the title. Still, surprises can be expected in the always hard-fought 60 Mini class.
- Drivers: 57
- Nationalities: 19
Will Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR/IAME) keep surfing on his wave of success at South Garda? The reigning World Champion – OK is currently at the peak of his form, having aligned five victories in the last five races he took part in, all of it in the course of one month! The Italian will logically be the one to beat amongst the Seniors as he sits on top of the standings with 127 points and a win at Angerville. Victorious at Sarno, Dino Beganovic (105, Tony Kart/Vortex) will be the main threat with only 22 points of deficit behind Travisanutto. Dilano Van’t Hoff, third at 85 points, will also be willing to contest for victory while Taylor Barnard (59, KR/IAME) and Dexter Patterson (58, KR/IAME) will try to benefit from any missteps from their rivals.
- Drivers: 80
- Nationalities: 31
Although he hasn’t won anything yet, Robert De Haan (Energy Corse/TM) has managed to be consistent enough every weekend to stand first in the OK-Junior rankings with 116 points. But he won’t have it easy keeping the lead from his closest rivals including Thomas Ten Brinke (105, FA Kart/Vortex) whose impressive pace at Angerville could help him bridge the 11 point-gap from De Haan. The Dutchman won’t be alone sharing the same goal as Andrea Kimi Antonelli (103, KR/IAME), winner at Angerville, and Nikita Bedrin (100, Tony Kart/Vortex), having won at Sarno, are not far behind. Provisional fifth, Jamie Day (65, Exprit/Vortex) can also be included in the contenders’ circle as he took the win on track in France before being penalized.
- Drivers: 84
- Nationalities: 21
Having won the opening round of the Series in Sarno, Simo Puhakka (70, Tony Kart/Vortex) is leading the field of KZ2 drivers heading for Lonato where the 2019 titles will already be awarded. Beware the Sodikart teammates Anthony Abbasse (59, Sodikart/TM) and Bas Lammers (40, Sodikart/TM), second and third on the podium in Naples. Unless Riccardo Longhi (48, Birel ART/TM), who started on pole in Sarno, or Alex Irlando (Birel ART/TM) can mix up the cards on a track that they know like no one else!
|Friday||08:30 – 10:57 Free Practice|
11:00 – 13:40 Qualifying Practice
14:30 – 18:30 Qualifying Heats
|Saturday||08:20 – 09:58 Warm-up|
10:00 – 19:00 Qualifying Heats
|Sunday||09:00 – 10:57 Warm-up|
11:00 – 13:20 Prefinals
14:30 – 16:30 Finals
How to follow the event?
As for every event in the WSK calendar, The RaceBox provides you with a special page featuring live timing & streaming (on Sunday) brought to you by WSK Promotion. Don’t miss also our daily reports to keep you up to date with the on-track results.
2019 WSK Euro Series Calendar
|4.||June 29th||Adria (Night Event)||60Mini-OK-OKJ|
Text: Guillaume Alvarez
Photos: WSK Promotion Press