Marcos Flack finished 5th in the 60Mini final at the re-run of the “iced out” WSK Super Master Series round at Sarno across the Easter weekend.
The Aussie Energy/TM driver qualified 6th (of 75) and recorded heat results of 6-6-4-4-10 to be ranked 5th overall. Third in pre-final A was then followed by 5th in a very close Final, Marcos just 0.7s off the win. With one round to go, he is 9th in the Championship.
Josh Fife (Energy/TM) qualified 24th in the 29 kart KZ2 field, 0.77s off pole (Marco Ardigo, Tony Kart/Vortex). Fife carded 19-23-18 in the heats, followed by a strong 9th in the pre-final which started on a partially damp track.
While Ardigo won the KZ2 final, Fife was an opening lap DNF after colliding with a rival on the opening lap.
“Tough weekend this week” Fife posted on Facebook. “In the final got a great start and got up to 6th but made a mistake which resulted in DNF.”
With one round to go, Josh sits 21st in the Championship.
- full results from the event are HERE
from the WSK press release
The races run today have enlivened the Easter weekend at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno. The same circuit will house the decisive races next weekend, as all outcomes are still possible.
Above: the 5hr:34m livestream
Marco Ardigò dominates KZ2
One year down the road the injury that kept him off last season, the Italian Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) left his mark on a record weekend in KZ2 and took the lead of the provisional classification. He secured the victory in Prefinal and Final, and in the latter case he crossed the finish line enjoying a good margin on Giuseppe Palomba (Intredip-TM).
The driver from Naples had to fight for a long time with the Italian Paolo Ippolito (Lenzo Kart-LKE), who had started in front row thanks to a good comeback in Prefinal, but then had to concede his position in the Final, eventually ending sixth. The third step of the podium went to the Finn Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart-Vortex), who bounced back from the third row of the starting grid. Ardigò is now leading the classification at 209 points, while Paolo De Conto (CRG-TM) is second.
Nicklas Nielsen attacked successfully in OK
Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) reached the target he set ahead of him, that is, taking the lead in OK. The Dane started from the second row, but managed to find his way past the British Jonny Edgar Exprit-TM) and the Italian Lorenzo Travisanutto (KR-Parilla), who started the race from the front row, after winning the two Prefinals.
Nielsen took the win, and was followed by the British driver Callum Bradshaw, who was eventually overtaken by the unstoppable Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand (both on CRG-TM): the latter managed in fact to climb all the way up from the ninth row of the grid, taking a respectable second place.
The German Hannes Janker (KR-Parilla) was very good too and closed his effort in P3. The latter had to concede his classification lead to the new leader Nielsen (223 points) and to Edgar, who leads him by one point only at 186. Above, the winner Nielsen is on the top of the podium, between Hiltbrand and Janker
Gabriele Minì, winning jump in OK Junior
OK junior has delivered what it promised with the liveliness of its drivers. Three drivers were equal on points after heats: among these, the Italian Gabriele Minì (Parolin-Parilla-Vega) had the best jump off the line and got the lead four laps into the race, overtaking poleman Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG-TM) from Brazil. The latter kept P2 until the very good French Evann Mallet (Kosmic-Parilla), who started from the 5th row, managed to get past him.
The Russian Kirill Smal (Tony Kart-Vortex, 212 p.) keeps the lead though, but Minì is trailing him one point short. Above, on the podium of OK Junior is the winner Minì between Mallet and Bortoleto.
A surprising Tymoteusz Kucharczyk in 60 Mini
The closing race of the weekend saw a surprising Polish driver, Tymoteusz (Parolin-TM-Vega), recovering all the way from the sixth row of the grid to the victory at the end of an incredible final lap: the fight for the win involved the Italian Andrea Antonelli (Energy-TM) and the Norwegian Martinius Stenshorne (Parolin-TM), and this gave an advantage to Kucharczyk, who got the lead from P3, while the Pole Karol Pasiewicz (Energy-TM), was second leading Antonelli.
The penalty handed to the latter after the flag promoted the Romanian Alexandru Iancu (Maranello-TM), who inherited his position. Stenshorne keeps the classification lead at 201 points, while Antonelli is second (193). Above, on the podium of 60 Mini are the winner Kucharczyk together with the second, Pasiewicz. Antonelli, third on the podium, will receive the penalty soon after.