Australian James Wharton has claimed an amazing fifth place in the KZ2 International Super Cup in Sweden on the weekend.
Racing with the factory Parolin Motorsport team, the Ferrari Driver Academy put in a great final.
Starting 9th, he was shuffled back to 11th in the opening corners. After settling into the race, a combination of attrition and good passes – including one on the final lap – saw the Aussie take 5th across the line.
While there were over 100 entries in the KZ2 class, only 91 turned up to clock a qualifying time, Wharton going 22nd fastest. James set fastest lap in two of his heat races and was ranked 9th overall after excellent results of 7, 4, 5 and 4.
“Great race today, great pace and I felt really confident with the package!” he posted on social media after the event.
“I’m really happy about this performance; I’m happy for the Team and I’d like to thank my mechanics Frederico and Simone and everyone at Parolin Racing for their commitment! Big shout out to Ben George and Robert Toninelli.”
It was a good weekend for Wharton’s Parolin team with Lorenzo Travisanutto winning the KZ2 final.
Wharton’s drive can be watched in Sunday’s live stream video below (KZ2 Super Cup final begins at 3hr23min).
The KZ World Championship went to local Swede Noah Milell who won for Tony Kart after a dominating performance in the final. Poland’s Maciej Gladysz sealed the Academy Trophy as Denmark’s David Walther won the final.
Report, results, photos and video from the event was posted HERE.