WSK Mini Super Cup

William Calleja has finished inside the top 20 at the opening round of the WSK Mini Super Cup at La Conca, Italy, on the weekend.

The Europe-based Australian qualified his Parolin/TM 19th in the 52-kart field. Heat results of 3, 19 (DNS), 9, 5 and 11 ranked him 25th. Tenth place in Pre-Final B gave a grid 25 start to the final. Unfortunately Calleja fell back on the opening lap but moved his way back up to 18th by the end of the 10 laps.

William Calleja at La Conca (pic – WSK)

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Martinese wins the first WSK Super Cup by MINI in La Conca

The International Circuit La Conca hosted a nice event on the occasion of the first, exciting edition of the WSK Super Cup by MINI, the race exclusively dedicated to the protagonists of this little category of karting. The success of this new event by WSK Promotion has been highlighted by the international presence of the most qualified teams and a lot of promising talents coming from 25 different countries.

The competitiveness level put on the track at all the stages of the weekend has been very high from qualifying practice to heats, from the two Prefinals to the spectacular Final that named the first winner, who was the first to put his name on the hall of fame of the WSK Super Cup by MINI. This was the Italian Iacopo Martinese (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame), who dominated the final.



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PREFINALS

PREFINAL-A. After 15 qualifying heats, a first twist came in Prefinal-A on Saturday, September 3 when the Italian Filippo Sala (Team Driver/KR-Iame), who was one of the main protagonists of the weekend, had to retire and therefore to start the Final from P7. The closing laps of this Prefinal have been very exciting and, after several positions exchanges on top, the Czech Republic’s driver Oliver Palocko (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame) had the upper hand on Ukraine’s Olekasndr Legenkyi (Team Driver/KR-Iame) and the German Arjen Kraeling (Alonso Kart by Kidix/Alonso Kart-Iame). The fourth place went to the Brazilian Augustus Toniolo (Team Driver/KR-Iame), who led the race for a long time. The Canadian Ilie Crisan (Alonso Kart by Kidix/Alonso Kart-Iame) was fifth and the poleman of qualifying practice, namely the Italian Ludovico Busso (DR/DR-TM Racing) was sixth.

PREFINAL-B. The Italian Iacopo Martinese (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame) dominated Prefinal-B on the home turf and kept his momentum started with qualifying heats after the troubled qualifying practice. Behind Martinese, the Dutch Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix/ Alonso Kart-Iame) led the Turkish Iskender Zulfikari (Team Driver/KR-Iame) in a weekend in which he had to make up for the lost ground and the Spaniard Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-Tm Racing), who had to concede two places in the closing lap. The fifth place was taken by the Brit Roman Kamyab (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame) and the sixth by the American Jack Iliffe (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-Tm Racing).

THE FINAL

Overall, 36 drivers qualified for the Final. The Italian Iacopo Martinese (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame) dominated the race. He started from the pole position and kept the lead all the way to the flag. A great duel was fought for the other places: the Dutch Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix/ Alonso Kart-Iame) eventually managed to keep P2 ahead of the Spaniard Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-Tm Racing) and the Brazilian Augustus Toniolo (Team Driver/KR-Iame).

The fifth place of the podium went to the Italian Filippo Sala (Team Driver/KR-Iame), who recovered two places during the race. The British driver Roman Kamyab (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame) was very quick and closed his effort in P6 after recovering six places. The top ten was rounded off by the Canadian Ilie Crisan (Alonso Kart by Kidix/Alonso Kart-Iame), the Czech Oliver Palocko (BabyRace Driver Academy/Parolin-Iame), the Turkish Iskender Zulfikari (Team Driver/KR-Iame) and the American Jack Iliffe (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-Tm Racing).                  

    



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