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With the victory in the OK Final by Joseph Turney, the Tony Kart Racing Team concluded this year’s WSK Open Cup on a high note despite inclement weather. After two victories in the heats, a best lap and a third place in the Prefinal, the British driver proved again to be very determined in the decisive race where his win gave him enough points to finish the Cup in second position overall!
Among the fastest all weekend, Spain’s Pedro Hiltbrand firmly fought in the top ten but couldn’t always maximize his momentum due to uneasy track conditions, as well as for Lorenzo Travisanutto. The World champion, however, managed to recover from an unlucky first round at Lonato by gaining a second place in the heats, then finishing fifth in both Prefinal an Final. Hiltbrand, on his side, was denied his eight place-finish by a penalty.
The newcomer in OK, Josep Martì Sobrepera, made a great deal of progress, finishing all of his heats in eight place. After a daring Prefinal, where Martì lost, then recovered a few positions, the decisive race turned out to be amazing with a recovery performance from 17th to 10th.
In OK-Junior, Aiden Neate and Harley Keeble both proved to become more and more familiar with their material, making up positions in the Qualifying Heats close to the top ten. Neate did very well in Prefinal finishing eighth while Keeble ended up the weekend with a ten position-comeback in the Final. For Nikita Bedrin, the weekend unfolded in a more complicated manner than expected. The results, however, are great with a second and a third place in the heats, then a seventh position-finish in Final.
Excellent performances for the youngest drivers engaged in the 60 Mini. New to the team Italian team, Kean Nakamura Berta responded to expectations with a heat win. Unfortunately, a penalty in the Prefinal deprived him of the opportunity to enter the decisive race. Jimmy Helias also delivered a strong weekend, just out of the top ten in the Final but sixth in Qualifying, third in Prefinal and third and fourth in his heats.
Jules Caranta, unluckily involved in an accident in the early stages of the Final after showing great consistency in the heats, still ended in the top ten. James Egozi was among the fastest drivers in the Qualifying Heats with a ninth position while Filippo Parmeggiani continued his learning in the middle of the line-up.
The Tony Kart Racing Team is getting ready for the last meeting of the International calendar: the WSK Final Cup, scheduled this weekend at the Adria Karting Raceway where the 60 Mini, OK-Junior, OK and KZ2 categories will be on track.