KZ World Championship - Grids Set for Pre-Finals

  12 October 2014

After all the qualifying heats in Sarno, Tony Kart's Marco Ardigò will sit on pole for the KZ World Championship pre-final. Jorge Pescador (Praga/Parilla) and Fabian Federer (CRG/Maxter) will occupy the top spot for the two KZ2 Super Cup pre-finals while Berkay Besler heads the Academy Trophy standings.

Australia's Jason Faint has moved up to 54th in the KZ2 standings and will start from grid 27 in Pre-Final 'B'.

Above: Pole in Pre-Final B belongs to CRG's Fabian Federer

from the CIK-FIA press release

Marco Ardigò takes the lead in KZ

Yesterday Flavio Camponeschi, today Marco Ardigò. The two team-mates swapped positions at the head of the KZ  Championship but their opponents are well aware of the competitiveness of the two drivers. The Belgian Rick Dreezen (Zanardi-Parilla-Bridgestone) tried to couterattack in today’s heats. The new European Champion won the third and last heat of the day, while Ardigò won the first two. The Italian seemed to be in great shape, as it always happens when he takes part in a top event. Ardigò laid his cards on the table beating Camponeschi and Dreezen himself in the first heat then, in the following race, he had the upper hand over the Swedish Douglas Lundberg (Intrepid-TM-Bridgestone) and the Italian Mirko Torsellini (Birel-TM-Bridgestone). Dreezen won his heat beating Camponeschi and the Dutch Jorrit Pex (CRG-TM-Bridgestone), achieving the second slot on the Prefinal starting grid, next to the pole-sitter, Ardigò. There is going to be a great battle for the title with Camponeschi and Pex starting from the second row, while Lundberg and Torsellini fill the 3rd row.

Above: Marco Ardigò, here ahead of Bas Lammers


Pescador and Federer are the two pole sitters in KZ2

‘Crowded’, unpredictable, intense. The KZ2, which awards the CIK-FIA International Super Cup in Sarno this weekend, is a category always full of surprises. Here, the drivers who stand a chance to win the trophy are more numerous than the ones who won today’s heats.  Among them, the Italian Andrea Dalè (CRG-Maxter-Bridgestone), eager to bid for the cup after his recent win in the European Championship; the Spanish Jorge Pescador, yesterday’s pole-sitter; the Dutch Menno Paauwe (Birel-TM), who won three heats today as well as Dalè and Pescador. The Italian Fabian Federer and Lorenzo Camplese (Maranello-TM) won two races each, while another Italian, Loris Spinelli (CRG-Maxter-Bridgestone) and the Dutch Ryan van der Burgt (DR-TM-Bridgestone) won once. Taking in account the penalties, it is Pescador who eventually gains the pole position in the Prefinal A, with Paauwe next to him in the front row. The pole-sitter of the Prefinal B is, on the other hand, Federer, with Camplese filling the 2nd slot.

Above: Jorge Pescador, pole for KZ2 Pre-Final 'A'

Berkay Besler leads the Academy

The British Martin Ross, the Japanese Hikaru Kogure and the Turkish Berkay Besler joined the Dutch Richard Verschoor, who set the best time in yesterday’s qualifying, winning today’s three heats. In the Pre-final of the Academy, where all the drivers are on Parolin-Fim-Bridgestone karts, Besler will be the pole-sitter, with Verschoor in second position. Second row for Kogure and the Brazilian Murilo Della Coletta.

Above: Academy Trophy heat race start


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