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KZ2: Giuseppe Palomba speeds up
Giuseppe Palomba (Birel Art/TM) didn’t miss a shot by winning the three heats of the class, which put him upfront the intermediate rankings. Giacomo Pollini (Formula K/TM), the fastest in Qualifying, conquered the second place and the first row on the Prefinal grid. In the remaining positions, the Dutchman Stan Pex (KR/TM) moves up to third in front of Alessio Lorandi from Brescia (Parolin/TM).
OK: Kirill Smal remains in the lead
The Russian driver Kirill Smal (TonyKart/Vortex) didn’t give up his early leadership, even though he lost twice to the Brit Taylor Barnard (KR/IAME) in the heats. Unlucky in the first race, the Kart Republic driver will start on the first row of the Prefinal A alongside Smal. The Swedish Norton Andreasson (Tony Kart/Vortex), always in the first three places in the heats, gained Pole position for the Prefinal B. Alongside him will be the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart/Vortex) after a good recovery from being only eighth in Qualifying. Further back the order, Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart/Vortex), recently crowned FIA Karting OK-Junior World Champion, will start from the second row of the Prefinal B grid while Lorenzo Travisanutto (Tony Kart/Vortex), the reigning OK World Champion, is to start from the third row in the Prefinal A.
OK-Junior: Andrea Kimi Antonelli on a strong momentum
The OK-Junior leader is still Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR/IAME) after winning all his four heats! The Italian, therefore, inherited Pole position for the Prefinal A against his main rival Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart/Vortex), poleman of the Prefinal B and winner of three heats. Next to Antonelli will start Artem Severiukhin (Tony Kart/Vortex), winner of one of heat along with three second places. Surprisingly, the Norwegian Martinius Stenshorne (KR/IAME) achieved the same results and took the second spot on the first row alongside Bedrin. For his maiden appearance with the Sauber Junior Karting Team, Christian Ho (KR/IAME) will start from the second row of the Prefinal B grid and Marcus Amand (KR/IAME), who won this year’s OK-Junior European Championship, from the third row of the Prefinal A grid.
60 Mini: duel between Blum and Al Dhaheri
With still three Qualifying Heats to go this morning, the challenge for the lead seems to be between the Austrian Kiano Blum (Parolin/TM) and the young Emirati Rashid Al Dhaheri (Parolin/TM), the only ones amongst many drivers to have won three heat races so far. The fight becomes harder, considering the two victories of the Thailandese Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Parolin/TM) and the Polish Jan Przyrowsky (Parolin/TM). Other contenders are the Bulgarian Nicola Tsolov (Parolin/TM) and the Ukranian Oleksander Bondarev (TonyKart/TM), winners of one heat each.
|Sunday||08:40 – 09:58 Warm-up sessions|
10:00 – 11:00 Qualifying Heats
11:00 – 13:20 Prefinals
14:00 – 16:00 Finals
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