The Round n°2 of the WSK Super Master Series 2019 will get underway this week at the South Garda Karting Circuit of Lonato. The famous layout will provide the first chance for drivers to bounce back after the opening event that took place on the Adria Karting Raceway during the first weekend of February.
Every racing day will put to good use in the quest for points that might eventually turn the classification around on its head as sporting regulations award points starting from the final classification of the Heats on Saturday evening.
As usual since the start of the Series, tire compounds will be provided by Bridgestone for the OK and KZ2 classes while 60 Mini and OK Junior will use sets produced by Vega.
The increasing point scoring system will provide more chances to climb up the standings before the next two races that will take teams and drivers to La Conca on March 10th and Sarno on March 24th. Absent in Adria, the KZ2 class will enter the Series for the first time this weekend before finding its conclusion in Sarno.
OK: Travisanutto rules the standings
The first classification leader of the OK category after Round 1 in Adria was the Scot Dexter Patterson (KR/IAME), who was first at the end of the Qualifying Heats on Saturday night. The Dutch drivers Kas Haverkort (CRG/TM) and Dilano Van T’Hoff (Exprit/TM) bounced back readily on Sunday morning to win one Prefinal each. The latter got past Patterson in the standings and reached the Final as the man to beat. He lost several positions instead to allow the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR/IAME) to come out on top. These strong four drivers can aim to the classification lead: the 50 points scored in the Final launched Travisanutto upfront the charts with 64 points, but Haverkort is only 4 units short behind him. Patterson is following in third place with 50 and will have to fend off Van
OK Junior: Nearly full haul for Chaves Câmara
Rafael Chaves Câmara (BirelArt/TM) collected nearly all the points up for grabs in Adria. The Brazilian was second after the Heats and then won Prefinal B to get the lead of the classification. The Dane Conrad Laursen (FA Kart/Vortex) was the best after Qualifying but lost some ground. A victory in the Final strengthened Câmara’s lead and made him score a total of 89 points. The Dutchman Robert De Haan (Energy/TM) is second with 55 points, as he ended both Sunday races in P2. Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR/IAME) came close to taking the victory in the Final, but the Italian winner of Prefinal A lost ground in the closing stages of the race after a missed overtaking maneuver and now stands third with 44 points leading the Spanish driver Josep Martì (Tony Kart/Vortex), who remained at 33 points despite not managing to pull off a good result in the Final. The Dutch Thomas Ten Brinke (FA Kart/Vortex), on the third step of the podium in Adria, follows in 5th with 29 points.
60 Mini: Al Dhaheri leading the lot
Kirill Kutskov (Energy/TM) got off on the right foot in 60 Mini and led the classification after Heats and Prefinal A. The Russian did not confirm his shape in the Final, as the driver from Arab Emirates Rashid Al Dhaheri (Parolin/TM) had the upper hand to currently leading the classification with 65 points. The Belgian driver
KZ2: a long list of players
Among the names to keep an eye on for the win in the gearbox-powered category, 2017 World Champion Paolo De Conto (CRG/TM) is always dangerous on a track he knows inside out. Anthony Abbasse (Sodikart/TM) will try again to play a role up front following his win on the edge at the last week’s Winter Cup against not only De Conto but also Marijn Kremers or Adrien Renaudin (Sodikart/TM) who had reached the chequered flag in 7th place before a penalty pushed him down in the order.
|Thursday||08:00 – 18:00 Free Practice|
|Friday||08:30 – 11:00 Free Practice|
11:00 – 13:25 Qualifying Practice
13:30 – 18:15 Qualifying Heats
|Saturday||08:20 – 10:00 Warm-up|
10:00 – 18:00 Qualifying Heats
|Sunday||08:20 – 10:00 Warm-up|
10:00 – 11:25 Qualifying Heats
11:30 – 14:00 Prefinals
14:00 – 16:00 Finals
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Info: WSK Promotion Press
Editing: Guillaume Alvarez
Photos: Alex Vernardis / The RaceBox