Strong heat results have seen Marcos Flack move up the order in the 60 Mini class at the opening event of the WSK Final Cup at Adria International.
Flack (CRG) is ranked 6th (of 83) after the qualifying heats where he carded 2, 4, 8, 2 results.
Jack Doohan has slipped to 6th overall in OK Senior after two 5th placings.
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The first round of the WSK Final Cup is waiting for the Finals in Adria (I). The best drivers in the heats were Smal (RUS – Energy-TM OKJ), Travisanutto (I – Zanardi-Parilla OK), Lorandi (I – Tony-Vortex KZ2) and Stenshorne (N – Parolin-TM 60 Mini).
Smal is the leader in the OKJ heats
In the heats, the two fastest drivers of yesterday’s qualifying – the British Jonny Edgar and Dexter Patterson (both on Exprit-TM-Vega) – won but had also some trouble in the other races, which made them lose a few positions.
So, the intermediate standings was more favourable to more consistent drivers such as the Russian Kirill Smal (Energy-TM) and Luca Bosco (Tony Kart-Vortex) from Nice: they finished the stage in the first two positions and tomorrow they will start from the pole positions of the two Prefinals. Edgar finished third and he will fill the second slot – next to Smal – in the Prefinal A.
Fourth position for the driver from Singapore Alex Kattoulas (Exprit-TM), who will occupy the position next to Bosco in the Prefinal B. Patterson only managed to finish in 14th position, which means that he will have to start from the 4th row on the grid of the Prefinal B.
Travisanutto against all odds in OK
In the OK, as well as in the Junior, there were significative surprises in the intermediate standings: the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (Zanardi-Parilla-Bridgestone), who won effortlessly his two heats, is the new leader, followed by the Polish Karol Basz (Kosmic-Vortex), who won the third race. Next to the two drivers, in the Prefinal A and B respectively, the Danish Nicklas Nielsen and the Spanish David Vidales (both on Tony Kart-Vortex): they managed to finish their races always in the top three positions. Jack Doohan (FA Alonso-Vortex), the leader after yesterday’s qualifying, placed fifth and tomorrow he will start on second row of the Prefinal B.
Lorandi rules in KZ2
The WSK appointment is the ideal training ground for the Italian Alessio Lorandi (Tony Kart-TM-Bridgestone), who is about to finish his season in GP3 at Yas Marina, in the Arab Emirates. He did his best in Adria in KZ2: he won the three heats he took part in and, of course, he will be tomorrow’s pole-sitter in the Prefinal. The Italian Francesco Iacovacci managed to stay close to Lorandi, placing always second: he will start from the front row. Third and fourth position on the grid for the French Adrien Renaudin (Sodi-TM) and the Russian Ivan Chubarov (Croc-TM).
Stenshorne leads in the 60 Mini
The Norwegian Martinius Stenshorne (Parolin-TM-Vega) put in an almost flawless performance: three victories and a second place, a result which allowed him to gain the pole position of the 60Mini Prefinal A. Next to him the Italian Andrea Antonelli (Tony Kart-Vortex), who won once. In the Prefinal B, the pole sitter will be the Italian Alessandro Cenedese, who won twice and scored two second positions. First row also for the American Nikita Johnson (both on Parolin-TM): thanks to his consistent performance, he will start from a very good position.