- Text: Guillaume Alvarez
- Photos: Alex Vernardis / The RaceBox
Winner of the Prefinal A on Sunday morning, Igor Cepil (KR/IAME) made good use of his pole position at the start of the OK-Junior Final in the afternoon. The quickest at lights out, the Italian led the field through the early part of the 17 lap-race in front of Brando Badoer (KR/IAME), the leader after the heats, Arvid Lindblad (KR/IAME), winner of the Prefinal B, and Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (RK/TM). Adria’s winner Alfio Spina (KR/IAME) had a good start from fifth to third but saw his hopes vanish when a tussle in the first corners pushed him down the order.
The leading trio made of Cepil, Badoer and Lindblad continued fighting as the Final went on, with Kucharczyk and Karol Pasiewicz (Tony Kart/Vortex) in the role of chasers. The battle eventually smiled upon Lindblad who, once he took the lead from Lap 6, managed to keep his rivals at bay until the chequered flag.
Badoer had to make do with the second place, followed for a tiny gap by Cepil, who lapped faster than the rest to complete Kart Republic’s domination. Kucharczyk secured fourth place in front of Pasiewicz and Maxwell Dodds (Exprit/TM) who delivered a strong recovery race from 13th on the grid.
Final classification (Top 10):
- Arvid LINDBLAD (KR Motorsport) 17 laps
- Brando BADOER (KR Motorsport) + 0.731 seconds
- Igor CEPIL (KR Motorsport) + 0.852
- Tymoteucz KUCHARCZYK (Birel ART Racing) + 1.608
- Karol PASIEWICZ (Tony Kart Racing Team) + 1.713
- Maxwell DODDS (Forza Racing) + 2.431
- Evan GILTAIRE (Sodikart) + 4.336
- Cristian BERTUCA (Birel ART Racing) + 5.812
- Ariel ELKIN (VDK Racing) + 5.973
- Dion GOWDA (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) + 6.146
Click here for the full race classification.
In the provisional standings, Lindblad is now leading with 149 points, ahead of Spina, at 115, and Pasiewicz with 95 units. The Third Round of the WSK Super Master Series for the OK-Junior class will take place at the International Circuit La Conca, from March 5th to 8th.
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