The WSK Final Cup heading to the final stages in Franciacorta

Published on Saturday, November 25, 2023

The WSK Final Cup heading to the final stages in Franciacorta

Qualifying heats being ended, the protagonists of the second and closing round of the WSK Final Cup are gearing up to face the challenge of the final stages on Sunday, November 26th with Live TV Streaming.

The WSK Final Cup once again demonstrated excellent competitiveness among the 342 drivers participating in this event at the Franciacorta Karting Track, following a fierce selection in the qualifying heats on Friday and Saturday in this second and final round. The ultimate challenge, tasked with awarding category titles in MINI, OKJ, OK, KZ2 and the two federal categories OKN and OKNJ, is scheduled for Sunday, November 26th, and can be followed via live TV streaming.

 

KZ2 – Leuillet is the protagonist with two heat wins.

In KZ2, the French driver Tom Leuillet (#10 Tony Kart Racing Team/OTK-Vortex-LeCont) jumped to the lead in the heats. He secured the pole position in qualifying and won the last two heats on Saturday. The winner of Friday's heat, Egor Nosov (#22 Sumako IPK Racing/IPK-TM Kart), dropped to second place after finishing third in his second heat. Among the most competitive, the German driver David Trefilov (#40 Maranello SRP/Maranello-TM Kart) stood out with two second-place finishes. The Czech driver Marek Skrivan (#21 Sumako IPK Racing/IPK-TM Kart) took the fourth position, along with Cristian Bertuca (#1 BirelART Racing/BirelART-TM Kart), who made a strong comeback. The Estonian Markus Kajak (#25 KH Racing Team/BirelART-Modena Engines) secured the sixth position.

 

MINI Gr.3 Under 10 – Loomets stays on top in the heats.

In the MINI Gr.3 Under 10 category, the Estonian driver Mark Loomets (#558 Energy Corse/Energy-TM Kart-Vega) led the heats with two victories on Friday, along with securing the pole position. He also clinched a third-place finish in his third heat. The French driver Stan Fagot (#Beaumont Kevin/FA-Iame-Vega) with one victory and Spanish driver Lorente Daniel Miron (#501 Team Driver/KR-Iame) with two victories follow closely, although a penalty in one heat costed the latter some positions. Among the top performers, were also the Italian drivers Alessandro Nanni (#532 Gamoto/EKS-TM Kart) and the current leader Niccolò Perico (#557 Energy Corse/Energy-TM Kart). The Portuguese driver Xavier Lazaro (#552 DR/DR-TM Kart) secured a victory as well.

 

MINI Gr.3 –  Walz takes the lead of the standings. 

The American driver Devin Walz (#514 BabyRace/Parolin-Iame-Vega) took the lead in the heats with two victories, followed by Canadian Ilie Crisan Tristan (#539 Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex), also with two victories after securing the pole position in qualifying. Third in the standings was the Peruvian Mariano Lopez (#517 BabyRace/Parolin-Iame), ahead of the points leader, the Italian Cristian Blandino (#622 CRG Racing Team/CRG-TM Kart), who kept a strong position. Other notable performances include those put in by the Italian Michele Orlando (#556 DR/DR-TM Kart) and the Australian William Calleja (#508 BabyRace/Parolin-Iame), both with a victory each. The French driver Alessandro Truchot (#600 AVRacing/Parolin-Iame) also secured a victory. 

 

OK – Matveev confirms himself on top.

Dmitry Matveev (#204 KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-LeCont) reaffirmed his leadership in the category with two victories following the pole position secured in qualifying. The Italian driver Sebastiano Pavan (#218 Tony Kart Racing Team/OTK-Vortex) also clinched two heat victories and moved into the second position after the heats. Among the top performers were Anatoly Khavalkin (#237 Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Kart), currently third in the standings, followed by the Belgian driver Thibaut Ramaekers (#227 VDK Racing/KR-Iame) with one victory. The American driver Vivek Kanthan (#240 Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Kart) secured a victory and now occupies the fifth position.

 

Belgian driver Dries Van Langendonck (#329 Forza Racing/Exprit-TM Kart-Vega)

OK-J. Van Langendonck is leading a lot of rivals.

The situation in OK-Junior is very uncertain and complex, with several drivers ready to fight for victory. Standing out in the heats was the Belgian driver Dries Van Langendonck (#329 Forza Racing/Exprit-TM Kart-Vega) with three victories. The Italian driver Filippo Sala (#324 Ricky Flynn Motorsport/LN Kart-TM Kart) secured two wins and is second in the standings, ahead of the Chinese driver Xiao Yu Sun (#341 Ward Racing/Tony Kart-Vortex) and Italian driver Davide Bottaro (#310 Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex). The English driver Lewis Wherrell (#328 Forza Racing/Exprit-TM Kart), with two victories in Friday's heats, holds the fifth position ahead of the Czech driver Jindrich Pesl (#353 Monster K/Intrepid-TM Kart) and Italian driver Iacopo Martinese (#301 KR Motorsport/KR-Iame). The English driver Roman Kamyab (#326 Ricky Flynn/LN Kart/TM Kart) clinched a victory in the last heat and moved into eighth place. The Austrian driver Niklas Schaufler (#345 DPK Racing/KR-Iame) also secured a win. The current leader, the Finn Sebastian Lehtimaki (#311 Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex), after three placements, was forced to retire in one heat and lost some positions

OK-N Junior – Hoogendoorn keeps the lead but is chased by Baglin.

With the two heats on Saturday, the English driver Noah Baglin (#716 KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-Vega) completed a perfect sweep, recovering well in the standings after finishing 13th in the first heat. However, the Dutch driver Dean Hoogendoorn (#726 AKM Motorsport/KR-Iame) maintained the lead with a second and a third-place finish after winning the Friday heat. In third position after the heats is the Romanian driver Bogdan Cosma-Cristofor (#712 Team Driver/KR-Iame), ahead of the Polish driver Bruno Gryc (#706 MLG Racing/Parolin-TM Kart), who secured the pole position in qualifying.

 

OK-N – Sarg is in the lead, but the fight is on with Rossi and Volpato.

Three different winners in the three OK-N heats. After the victory of the Italian driver Andrea Volpato (#M2 Racing/Gillard-TM Kart) in the first heat on Friday, the Estonian Robin Sarg (#810 Novalux/Lenzokart-LKE-Vega) took the win in the second heat following his pole position in qualifying. The Italian driver Federico Rossi (#811 PRK/Tony Kart-TM Kart) secured the victory in the third heat. Sarg leads the provisional standings with two second-place finishes in his other two heats. Rossi is second and Volpato is third, both with two third-place finishes in their other two heats.

 

The first Prefinals took place at the end of the day, those of OK-NJ and OK-N. The winners were:

Prefinal OK-N Junior: Noah Baglin (#716 KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-Vega).

Prefinal OK-N: Federico Rossi (#811 PRK/Tony Kart-TM Kart-Vega).

 

The program.
Sunday, November 26th: warm-up at 8:00; Prefinals at 09:40, Finals with Live TV and Live
Streaming from 12:40: 12:40 OKNJ, 13:10 OKN, 13:40 OKJ; 14:10 OK, 14:40 MINI U10; 15:10 MINI GR.3; 15:40 KZ2.

 

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