Champions Charging at (Wet) Winter Cup

  22 February 2015

At the end of the heats held on Saturday, Flavio Camponeschi is the best in KZ2, the Dane Nicklas Nielsen leads in KF, the American Logan Sargeant in KF Junior and Giuseppe Fusco in Mini Rok.

The 20th Winter Cup will be remembered for the high number of drivers on track and as first round of the new Trophy Bridgestone Supercup series with a rich 40,000 Euro prize.

But it will also be remembered for the penalties awarded to drivers due to the detachment of nose cones as a consequence of the new international regulations.

More than 120 drivers have been handed penalties across the Friday and Saturday.

Weather has been bad on Saturday for the qualifying heats and the selection of the finalists. Several champions have put their name forward as main contenders to the final win of this important international karting event.

Flavio Camponeschi (Tony Kart-Vortex), after topping KZ2 qualifying practice on Friday, has been the quickest in the heats securing two wins. He was followed by Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter). A success was also obtained by the World Champion Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex), Arnaud Kozlinski (Sodi-Tm) and Giacomo Pollini (CKR-Tm).

KZ2. Qualifying heats, results: 1. Camponeschi; 2. De Conto; 3. Hanley; 4. Abbasse; 5. Dalè; 6. Ardigò; 7. Dante; 8. Dreezen; 9. Lammers; 10. Federer.

Above: Paolo de Conto, KZ2
pic - FM Press

Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart-Vortex) dominated KF with three heats won after the pole position set on Friday. Ben Barnicoat (Birel Art-Parilla) also obtained a victory running a good series of heats, as did Felice Tiene (CRG-Parilla), Mark Litchfield and Karol Basz (Kosmic-Vortex), who also won a heat.

KF. Qualifying heats, results: 1. Nielsen; 2. Barnicoat; 3. Tiene; 4. Litchfield; 5. Basz; 6. Amstrong; 7. Correa; 8. Hiltbrand; 9. Marcu; 10. Van Leeuwen.

Above: Nicklas Nielsen, KF
pic - FM Press

The American Logan Sargeant (FA Alonso-Vortex) has been the most productive in KF Junior as he won four heats, the pole sitter on Friday, Christian Lundgaard (Tony Kart-Vortex) won three heats instead. The Chinese Sun Yue Yang (FA Alonso-Vortex) run also a solid Saturday taking two wins, as the Swede Rasmus Lindh (Ricciardo-Parilla) secured one win at the end of the day and the Spanish Marta Garcia (PCR-Tm) also had a good run.

KF Junior. Qualifying heats, results: 1. Sargeant; 2. Lundgaard; 3. Yue Yang; 4. Tonteri; 5. Zotov; 6. Lindh; 7. Viscaal; 8. Simmenauer; 9. Novalak; 10. Giardelli.

Above: Logan Sargeant, KF Junior
pic - FM Press

The Italian Champion Giuseppe Fusco (Tony Kart-Vortex) secured three wins in Mini Rok, single branded Vortex, the poleman Leonardo Marseglia (CRG-Vortex) took two wins, while Jacopo Guidetti (Tony Kart-Vortex) claimed one victory instead.

Mini Rok. Qualifying heats, results: 1. Fusco; 2. Guidetti; 3. Michelotto; 4. Coluccio; 5. Moretti; 6. Crescente; 7. Szablewski; 8. Ferrari; 9. Marseglia; 10. Diaz Rodriguez.

Above: Mini Rok heat start
pic - FM Press

The event can be followed through Live Timing on the web and the Live Streaming service will be available at on Sunday 22 February.


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