Double Dutch with Joey Hanssen and Yard Pex
Published by Bas Kaligis 5 september 2011 09:21 - Print
|Even though he was not exactly competing in his own country, the Dutchman Joey Hanssen (Lenzokart-TM) rather showed the impression of being at home in Genk, within the vicinity of the border, where the first edition of the KZ2 World Cup (the second division for karts fitted with gearboxes) was being held. Winner of the Pre-Final, Hanssen then put up an irreproachable performance during the Final which he practically led from beginning to end. |
Even though the Croatian Kristijan Habulin (CRG-Maxter) took the lead at the start, the Dutchman soon reclaimed his right as from the second lap to take off and head for an indisputable victory. Behind him it was another Dutchman Yard Pex (CRG-Maxter) who ensured another double for the drivers emanating from the Netherlands. Having set off from only 17th place following an accident at the start of the Pre-Final, the Italian European Champion Fabian Federer (CRG-TM) climbed back up through the pack to finally clinch the lowest tread of the podium in front of Kristijan Habulin and the Italian Yuri Lucati (BRM-Maxter).
Having experienced mechanical problems in the Pre-Final, Mirko Torsellini (CRG-Maxter) and Joel Johansson (Energy-TM) were back up in 6th and 7th positions having respectively started out from 30th and 29th places on the grid. The top-10 was completed by the Frenchman Morgan Weber (Merlin-TM), the Italian Luca Tilloca (VSK-Maxter) and the Czech Jan Midrla (Birel-TM)
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