|4 March 2017|
Jack Doohan has qualified second in the OK-Junior class at WSK Super Master Series round 2 at International Circuit 7 Laghi (Castelletto, Italy) this weekend.
Doohan (FA/Vortex) was 0.616s off pole, CRG's Kas Haverkort, while the other Aussie in the field, Jackes Flynn (Tony Kart/Parilla), was 68th of the 70 entries. Doohan went on to win his opening heat.
Above: Jack Doohan #326 in the wet in Italy (pic - Cunaphoto)
Pierce Lehane has returned to Europe, qualifiying his CRG/TM) 15th in the 53 kart KZ2 field.
Marcos Flack is once again racing in 60Mini with the Gamoto ASD team aboard CRG/TM. He qualified 39th out of 79 entries.
In addition to live timing, Sunday's racing will be live streamed - see the link HERE.
A new testing ground for the WSK drivers in Castelletto
The weekend of Castelletto di Branduzzo (near Pavia) has begun on wet track. The facility set in north Italy is hosting, until Sunday 5th March, the second round of the WSK Super Master Series. 253 drivers from 5 continents are competing.
Abbasse and Ardigò ready for a heated duel in KZ2
The Italian Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) immediately laid his cards on the table in Castelletto. Ardigò is threatening the French Anthony Abbasse (Sodi-TM), the winner of the season-opener in Adria (RO) last month; Abbasse is trying to achieve another success on the 7 Laghi Circuit and managed to set the best time right ahead of Ardigò. The French driver won also the first heat – which took place this evening – beating Ardigò into second position. The next heats and the final stage on Sunday are going to be as eventful and uncertain as ever thanks to this duo but also thanks to the Belgian Rick Dreezen (BirelArt-Vortex), who placed third today ahead of the Dutch Marijn Kremers (Birel-TM). Further developments in tomorrow’s races.
Lippkau is recovering in OK
He is determined and had a great start: the German Luca Lippkau (Zanardi-Parilla-Bridgestone) grabbed the pole position in the OK, ahead of the English Clement Novalak (Tony Kart-Vortex). Lippkau also won the first qualifying heat of the weekend beating Novalak again, while the Brit placed second. The current leader of the category, the Belgian Ulysse De Pauw (Kosmic-Parilla), will run tomorrow; today he set the fourth time in qualifying, behind the Polish Karol Basz (Kosmic-Vortex).
Haverkort launches the attack in the OK Junior
It was the Dutch Kas Haverkort (CRG-Parilla-Vega) - his the best time in qualifying - who launched the first attack to the leadership of the Italian Andrea Rosso (Tony Kart-Vortex), the current leader of the OK Junior placed only 12th today. The Australian Jack Doohan (FA Kart-Vortex) won one of the heats ahead of the French Gillian Henrion (CRG-Parilla) and of Rosso, who managed to achieve a good recovery. The other heat was won by the British Christopher Lulham (Tony Kart-Parilla), with the Danish Victor Majgaard (Kosmic-Vortex) in second position.
Minì in pursuit in 60 Mini
The Italian Gabriele Minì (Parolin-TM-Vega) was the fastest in the 60 Mini qualifying: he finished ahead of his fellow-countrymen Luca Giardelli and Alfio Spina (both on CRG-TM). All is set and ready to attack, tomorrow, the current leader of the category, Spina.