|6 March 2017|
Jack Doohan has earned another podium placing in Europe, taking third in the WSK Super Master Series round 2 in Italy on the weekend.
The Monaco-based Australian qualified second in the 70-kart OK-Junior field before registering heat results of 2-1-3-1-4 to be ranked second overall. He finished 2nd in his pre-final, then 3rd in the 16-lap final.
Above: Jack Doohan, 3rd on the OK-J podium (pic - press.net images)
Fellow Aussie Flynn Jackes finished a solid 18th, having started back on grid 33. This was a great recovery, having been ranked 45th after the heats!
Sydney's Pierce Lehane crossed the line 25th in KZ2 while Marcos Flack was 20th in the 60 Mini final.
The meeting started with rain and low temperatures, but the finals were held in dry spring-like conditions.
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Novalak wins OK after a battle which involved three drivers
Big twist in the OK final, during the battle between the Spanish David Vidales, the English Clement Novalak (both on Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) and the British Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla). Vidales went off track after making contact with Joyner, who had been pushed by another kart during a particularly heated stage of the race. After a tough duel with Novalak, Joyner managed to win the final, but the 5” penalty he received because of the accident made him drop to third. Victory went to Novalak, followed by the Finnish Paavo Tonteri (Tony Kart-Vortex).
Above: OK podium, before Tom Joyner was demoted to 3rd (pic - press.net images)
Lammers is the pacesetter in KZ2
Leader in the KZ2 Final was Jeremy Iglesias (Formula K-TM-Bridgestone) until the halfway mark, when the Dutch Bas Lammers (Sodi-TM) launched the decisive attack and took over the leadership, which he kept until the finishing line. 3rd place for the Dutch Stan Pex (CRG-TM), who closed the gap with the podium position beating the French Anthony Abbasse (Sodi-TM) into 4th.
Above: KZ2 podium (pic - press.net images)
Andrea Rosso dominates in OK Junior
The Italian Andrea Rosso (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) gained an early lead in the OK Junior Final and managed to keep the head of the race until the chequered flag. Behind him, a battle between three drivers ended with the Russian Pavel Bulantsev (Tony Kart-Vortex) in second position and the Australian Jack Doohan (FA Kart-Vortex) in third. Unfavourable finale for the Italian Mattia Michelotto (Zanardi-Parila), who lost the second position for the misplacement of his front fairing.
Antonelli soars in 60 Mini
The Italian Andrea Antonelli (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) achieved his first victory in WSK pulling away in the Final of the 60 Mini. Behind him, the Russian Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart-TM) and the American Ugo Ugochukwu (Energy-Iame) couldn’t keep his pace and had to settle for 2nd and 3rd.
Above: 60 Mini podium (pic - press.net images)
Above: Abbasse, KZ2 (pic - press.net images)
Above: Lippkau, OK (pic - press.net images)
Above: Hiltbrand, OK (pic - press.net images)
Above: Corberi, KZ2 (pic - press.net images)