The second and final round of the WSK Euro Series was run at Sarno on the weekend, and proved to be a tough weekend for the half-dozen Australians that competed.
Oscar Targett started strong in KZ2, qualifying 13th and moving forward to P9 in the opening heat. However contact while making a pass for P7 in heat two resulted in a DNF, followed by another DNF in heat three when the engine seized on the opening lap. He made progress in the pre-final and ended the event classified 16th.
The only other Australian to make his final was William Calleja in the huge Mini class. “A challenging weekend but nevertheless I managed mostly top ten results in the heats and went from P49 to finish P17 overall” he posted on social media.
Oscar Targett – KZ2 (Birel ART Motorsport, Birel ART/TM)
Q: 13 (of 31). Heats: 9, 31, 31. Ranking: 27. Pre-Final:15. Final: 16th.
Griffin Peebles – OKJ (Koski Motorsport, Tony Kart/Vortex)
Q: 54 (of 83). Heats: 18, 25, 16, 12, 22. Ranking: 55. Pre-Final A: 23. Final: DNQ
Bradley Majman – OKJ (Shamick Europe, Parolin/TM)
Q: No time. Heats: 26, 22, 17, 18, 26. Ranking: 74. Pre-final: DNQ
Dante Vinci – OK (Shamick Europe, Parolin/TM)
Q: 40 (of 57). Heats: 22, 24, 25. Ranking: 51. Pre-Final A: 24. Final: DNQ
William Calleja – Mini (Parolin Motorsport, Parolin/TM)
Q: 49 (of 67). Heats: 10, 7, 6, 9, 8. Ranking: 19. Pre-Final A: Final: 15. Final: 17th.
Conrad Garrow – Mini (Italcorse Racing Team, Italcorse/TM)
Q: 51 (of 67). Heats: 15, 20, 22, 22, 17. Ranking: 64. Pre-Final B: 24. Final: DNQ
- full results from the meeting are HERE
WSK Press Release
The Grand Finale of the WSK Euro Series in Sarno
The victory in the second round went to Albanese (KZ2), Deligny (OK) and Gladysz (OKJ), while the titles to Palomba (KZ2), Nakamura (OK) and Przyrowski (OKJ). In MINI, victory and title to Martinese.
The WSK Euro Series ended at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno with a good participation. In total, the participation has been around 500 drivers from 52 different countries across the two rounds. On the track, categories KZ2, OK, OKJ and MINI produced a very high-level spectacle with a lot of drivers fighting for the victory among the fields of the official makes and the strongest international teams.
After qualifying heats on Friday and Saturday, the final stages on Sunday started with Prefinals of each category.
In the KZ2 Prefinal, the Italian Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-LeCont) had the upper hand after the initial domination of the weekend by Giuseppe Palomba (BirelART Racing/BirelART-TM Racing).
Prefinal-A of OK was won by the French Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing-MG), while the victory of Prefinal-B went to classification leader from Japan Kean Nakamura-Berta (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame).
The victory of Prefinal-A of OK Junior went to the Pole Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn/LN-Vortex-Vega), who already was on top after the heats, while his fellow-countryman and classification leader Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) won Prefinal-B.
In MINI, the Italian Iacopo Martinese (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame-Vega) won Prefinal-A, while the spectacular sprint to the line of Prefinal-B was won by the Spaniard Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing).
KZ2 – Albanese wins the final, Palomba takes the title.
In the final of KZ2 things went well for Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-LeCont). Started from the lead, the Italian pulled away from the rivals and crossed the finish line as the first. The second place went to the Finn Paavo Tonteri (CRG Racing Team/CRG-TM Racing), while the Italian – classification leader with a good margin after the victory in Lonato – Giuseppe Palomba (BirelART Racing/BirelART-TM Racing) was third and won the KZ2 title. Last year he was third. Among the fastest in the final, the Swede Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) was fourth and led his teammate from France Adrien Renaudin.
Danilo Albanese (ITA)
Paavo Tonteri (FIN)
Giuseppe Palomba (ITA)
WSK Euro Series – KZ2 Final Classification
Giuseppe Palomba (ITA) points 141
Danilo Albanese (ITA) points 127
Paavo Tonteri (FIN) points 71
OK – Deligny takes the final, Nakamura the championship.
The French Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing-MG) completed his great weekend securing the victory in the closing laps of the final leading the Finn Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex), while Jamaica’s Alex Powell (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame) put in a good recovery race taking P3. The other KR Motorsport’s driver, the Japanese Kean Nakamura-Berta, claimed P4 in the Final and confirmed his place on top of the classification even if Deligny closed in on him. The Brit Joe Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) secured a good P5 at the end of a crescendo of results this weekend.
Enzo Deligny (FRA)
Tuukka Taponen (FIN)
Alex Powell (JAM)
WSK Euro Series – OK Final Classification
Kean Nakamura-Berta (JPN) points 146
Enzo Deligny (FRA) points 133
Tuukka Taponen (FIN) points 80
OK-Junior – Gladysz wins the duel for the Final, but Przyrowski secures the title.
The duel that has been on for most of the weekend between the Poles Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn/LN-Vortex-Vega) and classification leader Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team/Tony Kart-Vortex) continued also in the Final. Gladysz did not have many problems winning the race, while Przyrowski managed the situation ending behind his fellow-countryman but with the certainty of claiming the title. The podium of the Final was rounded off by Nathan Tye (Sodikart/Sodikart-TM Racing), who completed a successful overtaking move on the German Simon Rechenmacher (TB Racing Team/KR-Iame) in the closing lap. The fifth place went to another protagonist of the weekend: Anatoly Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing).
Maciej Gladysz (POL)
Jan Przyrowski (POL)
Nathan Tye (GBR)
WSK Euro Series – OKJ Final Classification
Jan Przyrowski (POL) points 178
Maciej Gladysz (POL) points 116
Kirill Kutskov points 66
MINI – Martinese wins the sprint to the line of the final and takes the title.
The Final of MINI ended at the sprint after a good duel involving the two main actors of the weekend of Sarno that shared the success in the Prefinals: the Italian Iacopo Martinese (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame-Vega) and the Spaniard Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing), who won the title last year.
The Final, and the championship, were won by Martinese, who pipped Costoya by 0.010s at the flag. The podium of the Final also included Filippo Sala (Team Driver/KR-Iame), who deservedly secured P3, while Vladimir Ivannikov (Gamoto/EKS-TM Racing) was fourth, claiming a result that allowed him to end third in the championship. Filippo Pancotti (BabyRace/Parolin-Iame) ended with a good P5.
Iacopo Martinese (ITA)
Christian Costoya (ESP)
Filippo sala (ITA)
WSK Euro Series – MINI Final Classification
Iacopo Martinese (ITA) points 144
Christian Costoya (ESP) points 113
Vladimir Ivannikov points 110