|The WSK International Series is back in Italy on its return from Spain, where the second round of the series took place on the circuit of Zuera last month. The European tour of the karting series, organised by WSK Promotion, is getting close to its third date, scheduled for next week, between 11 th and 13 th May, on the International Circuit La Conca in Muro Leccese (LE). |
Since its inauguration a little longer than a year ago, the WSK International Series has deserved the attention of the whole world of karting, and of motor sport in general. The secret of its success is, overall, a simple one: WSK has a European breath that touches three countries (France, Spain and Italy) for a whole of five sessions, each having its double final. The WSK season, therefore, consists of ten races, each assigning points, which triggers the drivers' effort and abilities. Its international prestige is made greater by the value of the circuits that host the races. From the Italian circuits of Sarno (SA), Muro Leccese (LE), and Lonato (BS), to the French circuit of Salbris, not far from Paris, to the Spanish circuit of
Zuera, just outside Zaragoza, each session takes place on a top quality circuit for world standards.
At the top of the classifications are the challenges that had begun since day one of the WSK. In the KF3 Italian Alessandro Kouzkin (TonyVortex) had taken the leadership of the moves, after its victory in Zuera. Right after him is Finnish driver Aaro Vainio (MaranelloMRC), who must keep at bay Matteo Vigaṇ’s (BirelMRC) recovery of position. Even more exciting is the struggle in KF2, where Belgian Yannik De Brabander (MaranelloParilla) has regained his distance from Spanish Javier Tarancon (FA KartVortex), with whom he is leading the ranking ex aequo.
The technical news in 2007 is the generalised adoption of the 125cc capacity in each category. The only class that has kept the 6 gear shifter is the KZ2, that in La Conca will give way to the new challenge among the major experts in world karting. Intrepid will bring in Muro Leccese Alessandro Manetti and Roberto Toninelli, both in Intrepid TM. Their task will be to halt the wave of CGR drivers, led so far by Belgian Jonathan Thonon (CRGMaxter). Yet, big expectations are on Lithuanian driver Kazimieras Vasiliauskas (CRGMaxter), in third position and being the first driver in his country to get to the podium of an international race.
The session of La Conca is enjoyable on Rai Sport, satellite and terrestrial digital, this Friday 18 th May with a 40 minutes report beginning at 7:30PM. More reports will be broadcast by Odeon TV, in the weekly programme Odeon Motori (Tuesdays live at 8:05PM and Wednesday replicated at 1:30PM) and by Stop and Go, broadcast by satellite channel UnoSatSky 862 on Friday at 9:30. Classifications and news on the races will be updated in teal time on the official site www.wsk.it.