|30 January 2017|
Marcos Flack has just missed a top ten at the WSK Champions Cup in Italy overnight. Having initially qualified 22nd in the 60 Mini class, Flack (CRG/TM) carded consistently strong heat races, his 4-5-4-6-5 results ranking him 10th.
After starting 5th in Pre-Final B, Marcos finished seventh. This gave him grid 13 for the Final, where he just missed a top 10 with 11th place - not bad from 105 qualified drivers!
Jack Doohan (FA/Vortex) started his pre-final 22nd and came through to be classified 12th and thus sneak into the OK-Junior Final. Unfortunately, he was out on lap three.
official finals day summary from WSK
WSK Champions Cup: excellent season-opener at Adria
Superb finale for the WSK Champions Cup today at the Adria Karting Raceway. The single-round event took place one week before the WSK Super Master Series, scheduled next week on the same circuit. The races were an excellent stage for the new talents of karting who, together with more experienced champions, were the protagonists of a great show.
Hiltbrand wins like a Champion in OK
Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) had an excellent start. He arrived in Adria as the new World CIK-FIA Champion in OK and put in an excellent performance in the Final. He fended off the attacks of the Moroccan rookie Sami Taoufik (FA Kart-Vortex): they exchanged position several times but, in the end, Hiltbrand took the lead and kept it until the end, while Taoufik dropped back. So, the runner-up was Lorenzo Travisanutto (Zanardi-Parilla), who achieved a great recovery; behind him the Belgian Ulysse De Pauw (Kosmic-Parilla), who managed to finish third despite a poor start.
Above: OK podium
In KZ2 Stan Pex wins ahead of his brother Jorrit
The Dutch Stan Pex beat his older brother Jorrit (both on CRG-TM-Bridgestone) and won in KZ2 thanks to his flawless driving. Italian Flavio Camponeschi (CRG-TM) tried to close the gap with the leader but his efforts were useless and he finished third ahead of Jorrit Pex. Great performance for the Italian Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart-Vortex): he remained behind the frontrunners during the first laps but then he was forced to stop.
Above: KZ2 podium
Ilya Morozov is the new talent of the OK Junior
Marius Zug (CRG-TM-Vega) led the Final during the initial stage in OK Junior but then it was the Russian Ilya Morozov who took centre stage, gained the head of the race and won the Final. His fellow countryman Pavel Bulantsev (both on Tony Kart-Vortex) managed to keep the second position nearly until the end, but the French Gillian Henrion (CRG-Parilla) was, eventually, the runner-up. Henrion overtook Zug and Bulantsev, securing the second position behind Morozov.
Above: OK Junior podium
Alfio Spina is the surprise in 60 Mini
The Italian Alfio Spina (CRG-TM-Vega) managed to take over the leadership of the 60 Mini Final only in the end. He won ahead of his fellow countryman Gabriele Minì (Parolin-TM) at the end of a heated race. Also the Russian Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-TM) drove a fantastic last lap: he overtook the Italian Luca Giardelli (CRG-TM) and scored the last podium position.
Above: 60 Mini podium
Above: Karol Basz, OK
Above: 60 Mini take a heat start
Above: Iglesias leads Camponsechi, KZ2
Above: Civico, Junior OK
Above: OK heat race start
Above: OKJ heat race start