Three of the six Australians contesting the RoK SuperFinal at Lonato in Italy have qualified inside the top ten. Sebastian Eskandari-Marandi and William Calleja (both on Parolin) are ninth and tenth in Mini RoK having posted identical lap times. Cody Maynes-Rutty (PCR) qualified fifth in Shifter RoK.
Practice and qualifying was held yesterday. The finals will take place on Saturday.
Mini Rok (89 entries)
#510 Corey Carson (AV Racing, Parolin/Vortex). Q: 27 (group B for heats).
#533 Sebastian Eskandari-Marandi (Poland Parolin, Parolin/Vortex). Q: 9 (group D for heats).
#534 William Calleja (AV Racing, Parolin/Vortex). Q: 10 (group E for heats).
#573 Hamish Campbell (Energy Corse Srl, Energy/Vortex). Q: 15 (group E for heats).
Junior Rok (108 entries)
#779 Nicolaos Stati (Energy Corse Srl, energy/Vortex). Q: 51 (group C for heats).
Shifter Rok (36 entries)
#413 Cody Maynes-Rutty (Team PCR Factory, PCR/Vortex). Q: 5.
Two-Time Australian Champion Sebastian Eskandari-Marandi will lead the charge in the Mini RoK class where he will race for the Poland Parolin team as he hopes to add to his already impressive 2022 results. Eskandari-Marandi and Hamish Campbell are competing at the event courtesy of Vortex and Karting Australia as a prize for their success in the Australian Kart Championship throughout the year.
Victorian William Calleja, who is coming off the back of a podium finish in last weekend’s warm-up event, Calleja will also look for a strong result after spending most of 2022 racing over in Europe in preparation to take it to the other 96 drivers in the Mini RoK Class. After graduating through the SP Tools Junior Sprockets program a few years ago, Corey Carson, continues his progress through the sport with his international debut this weekend.
Western Australian competitor Nicholas Stati will line up in the Junior RoK Class while Australian Kart Championship front-runner Cody Maynes-Rutty has returned to Europe to compete in the Shifter RoK division aboard his Factory PCR machine.