Griffin Peebles is again running at the front of the 60 Mini field at the WSK Super Master Series double header at Adria Raceway in Italy.
Having put himself on pole for his pre-final for round 3 (to be raced on the weekend), Peebles had another strong run in the round 4 qualifications, taking 5th fastest time in the 62-strong field, followed by 5th and 2nd in two heats contested so far.
Meanwhile in the OK class, Melbourne’s James Wharton (Parolin/TM) qualified 20th, 0.639s off pole (Nikita Bedrin, TonyKart/Vortex) and finished 12th in his first heat race.
- Round 4 results HERE
- Livestream of the round 3 and 4 pre-finals and finals will take place across the weekend via the WSK website HERE
QUALIFYING PRACTICE AND HEATS OF THE FOURTH ROUND OF WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES IN ADRIA
After qualifying practice in the morning, the first battles of the fourth round of the WSK Super Master Series at the Adria Karting Raceway took place in the heats run in the afternoon of Thursday, July 2nd. The whole day of Friday will define the starting grids of the final stages on Saturday and Sunday, when drivers will battle out the WSK Super Master Series titles.
GUSTAFSSON AND TONTERI LEAD THE PACK IN KZ2
The Swede Viktor Gustafsson (Leclerc by Lennox Racing/BirelArt-TM Racing-Vega) put his name forward among the protagonists of this event. After posting the fastest time in qualifying, the Swedish driver led other strong drivers like the Finn Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart Vortex-Vega) and the two Italians of BirelArt, Alex Irlando and Giuseppe Palomba in the first heat. In the second heat the Finn Paavo Tonteri (SC Perfomace/Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) claimed a strong win leading another protagonist, Matteo Viganò (Leclerc by Lennox Racing/BirelArt-TM Racing-Vega).
BEDRIN CHALLENGED BY ANTONELLI IN OK
The strong position of the Russian Nikita Bedrin (Ward Racing/Tony Kart-Vortex-Bridgestone) strengthened in OK, as he claimed the pole position and the victory in the first heat. Among the strongest rivals of Bedrin, the Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-Bridgestone) won the second heat.
A LOT OF CONTENDERS IN OKJ
In OK Junior the Pole Karol Pasiewicz (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) happily posted the fastest time in qualifying, but the Pole Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (BirelArt Racing/RK-TM Racing-Vega), the American Ugo Ugochukwu (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-Vega), the Brit Maxwell Dodds (Parolin Racing/Parolin-TM Racing-Vega) and classification leader Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-Vega) were the winners of the heats instead. Brando Badoer (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-Vega) was again among the front runners.
ONE-TWO FOR PRZYROWSKY IN MINI
The Russian Dmitry Matveev (Energy Corse/Energy-TM Racing-Vega) displayed a great shape in MINI as he claimed the pole position and won the third heat. Among his rivals, the Pole Jan Przyrowsky (AV Racing/Parolin-TM Racing-Vega) won the first and fourth heat, while the other Pole Maciej Gladysz (Parolin Racing Kart/Parolin-TM Racing-Vega) won the second.
The program will continue on Friday with the conclusion of the heats valid for Round 4.
Friday, July 3rd: Warm-up Rd.4, Heats Rd.4;
Saturday, July 4th (in Live Streaming): Warm-up Rd.3, Prefinals Rd.3 at local 11:50 Finals Rd.3, Prize Ceremony from 14:30.
Sunday, July 5th (in Live Streaming): Warm-up Rd.4, Prefinals Rd.4 at local 11:50 Finals Rd.4, Prize Ceremony of the race and Championship from 14:30.