|WSK International Series 2007 is officially on. With its two races for each of the four categories, at the Napoli International Circuit in Sarno (Salerno, Italy) the classification betting has officially begun, keeping drivers busy with maths calculations. |
The international series conceived and managed by WSK Promotion had in Campania its first two races, out of the ten that will make up the whole 2007 season. A serious commitment for the 144 registered drivers in Sarno, given it will go around between the best known circuits in Spain and France, along with the Italian ones. At the start of the European tour 11 manufacturers were officially present, in addition to 23 satellite teams, representing 11 countries. The drivers themselves come from 23 countries from three different continents. In short, the already international scope of the WSK has extended its borders even further, showing an equally spectacular performance on the track, as a proof of a great competitiveness displayed by each driver.
The first KF3 was final breathless, which was led by Italian Matteo Vigaṇ (BirelXTR) over Finnish Aaro Vainio (MaranelloXTR). The latter has performed a dramatic overtaking just a few turns before the end of the race, achieving his first victory in WSK. In the second final it was Italian Alessandro Kouzkin (TonyVortex) to impose himself, leading the group from the first lap. Vigaṇ, who finished as second, was happy to have placed himself at the top of the classification, over Vainio and Kouzkin.
Spanish Javier Tarancon, tiny and yet unbeatable FA Kart driver, wanted to set the record straight from the very first race, how much he cares for a victory in the WSK. In order to shoot up to the top clasification he has won the two finals, so that Belgian Yannik de Brabander (MaranelloParilla) was left only with twice the second
position. In final 2 Neapolitan Aniello Smarrazzo (FA KartVortex)
has found its way to the podium, which had seen another worthwhile Spaniard, Miki Monras (Maranello Parilla).
Ollie Millroy (ZanardiParilla) is the first KF1 winner of this WSK
2007. With this result in the Final1, together with his second place obtained in the following final, the English driver reaches the top of the classification. The first victory has been awarded him after his exclusion following the technical verifications to the Finnish driver Matias Laine (MaranelloParilla), who had originally won the first final. In the second race, instead, Luca Giacomello (ZanardiParilla) has prevailed, who, in the first race, had been stopped due the breaking of the chain.
In the shifter category the ‘giants’ of karting have performed at their best. Very well represented in the first final by Belgian Jonathan Thonon (CRGMaxter), winner over Italian Alessandro Manetti
(IntrepidTM), himself followed by his team mate Roberto Toninelli. Thonon conquered his victory after a brief duel at the start of the race, a confrontation that in the second final became even more exciting. On this occasion Manetti has reacted more decisively, counteracting successfully to the new attack by Thonon, while an exceptional Italian Marco Ardig̣ (TonyVortex), was pushing at their back, catching up after an unlucky first race. For both Manetti and Thonon, on equal points at the top of the classification, the duel will be moved to the next race.
WSK International Series will be travelling to Spain to the brand new 1700 metres circuit recently completed in Zuera, near Saragozza, where the next 15th April the second competition of the series is scheduled.