|21 October 2016|
Qualifying results for the Australians contesting the RoK Cup International Final (from karting.net.au):
54. Cooper Webster
62. Jay Hanson
127. Caleb Sumich
11. Cooper Webster
33. Jay Hanson
24. Caleb Sumich
12. Cooper Webster
5. Jack Doohan
68. Broc Feeney
3. Jack Doohan
26. Broc Feeney
25. Scott Sorensen
14. Scott Sorensen
ROK CUP INTERNATIONAL FINAL UNDERWAY WITH 413 DRIVERS ON TRACK IN LONATO
The world round of the Rok Cup International Final is underway in Lonato with 413 verified drivers that made it to the track for qualifying and heats. Final stages scheduled for Saturday October 22nd. Races available through Live streaming
Edition 2016 of the Rok Cup International Final kicked off at South Garda Karting of Lonato with 413 drivers on track: a new world record for the Vortex single make series and beyond.
The highest presence ever for Rok Cup is celebrated this weekend at the renewed track of Lonato, figures that confirm the high quality of the circuit located near Brescia that raised the bar in all its services, starting from race direction, to the new layout and paddock.
The full immersion into Rok Cup racing has started officially on Thursday October 20th with qualifying and the initial heats that will have the duty to narrow down the impressive number of 413 drivers to decide the ones that are to partake in the grand finale scheduled for Saturday October 22nd.
The participation record has been scored by the youngest drivers – i.e. the 8 and half to 12 yrs olds of Mini Rok, that reached level 168 out of the 170 entered. Junior Rok will have 86 drivers at the start, Senior Rok 59, Super Rok 36 and Shifter Rok 64. This is going to be a special edition due also to the big names of motor racing that will be in Lonato either to compete or to support their children on track. Former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello will drive in Shifter Rok (category in which he won one qualifying heat today), but he will also push his two children Fernando (Mini Rok) and Edoardo (Junior Rok). Two times winner of Indy 500 Juan Pablo Montoya will support his son Sebastian, former F1 driver Jarno Trulli his son Enzo, two times F1 World Champion and two times Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi his son Emmo and five times motorbike 500 World Champion Mick Doohan his son Jack.
These are a lot of important names of motorsport to keep an eye on in the many forthcoming qualifying heats. The fastest time of qualifying in Mini Rok was set by the French Evann Mallet (Tony Kart-Vortex), as Junior Rok’s pole position went to Alessandro Brigatti (TB Kart-Vortex), Senior Rok’s to Simone Favaro (Tony Kart-Vortex), Super Rok’s to the Dane Casper Hansen (Tony Kart-Vortex) and Shifter Rok’s to Gaetano Di Mauro (Kosmic-Vortex).
The initial qualifying heats have been run today. The name of the first winners follows:
Heats will continue Friday October 21st. Finals will take place on Saturday October 22nd
at 14:30 with Live Streaming service.