Pole at Champions of The Future

William Calleja qualified fastest at the latest round of the Champions Of The Future Euro Series, but was not able to bring home a podium.

Competing in OK-Junior at the Slovakia Ring for the first time, Calleja and team were not able to keep abreast of the changing track conditions and fell to 12th after the heats.

William Calleja

“A progressive race weekend with strong pace in qualifying… although we had some challenges with pace as the track conditions changed” he explained. “I was able to get a few top fives in the heats and superheat.”

Calleja interviewed after qualifying pole:

Meanwhile in the OK category. Lewis Francis qualified strongly (fifth) but he too suffered in the heats and dropped to 26th. He fired up to 18th in the opening lap of the final, before the race was red flagged due to a crash that blocked the track. He then DNF’d after it was re-started.

Lewis Francis

“Overall, it was a positive week, with great speed shown throughout the weekend” Francis surmised. “A crash in the final ended my race prematurely while fighting for a strong result.”


Xavier Avramides ended up the top placed Australian, classified 13th in the chaotic OK final.

Joe Turney (KR/IAME) was awarded the OK win after initial winner Jimmy Helias (KR/IAME) received a nose cone penalty. In Juniors, Christian Costoya took the victory.

Lewis Francis almost wiping out the camera! (the commentators are wrong)

Aussie Wrap

OK (74 entries)

  • Xavier Avramides (Tony Kart Racing Team, Tony Kart/Vortex)
    Q: 35. Classification after heats: 28. Final: 13th.
  • Lewis Francis (KR Motorsport Srl, KR/IAME)
    Q: 5. Classification after heats: 26. Final: 34th (DNF)
  • Dante Vince (KR Motorsport Srl, KR/IAME)
    Q: 62. Classification after heats: 60. final: DNQ.

OK-Junior (92 entries)

  • William Calleja (Parolin Motorsport, Parolin/TM)
    Q: 1. Classification after heats: 12. Final: 21st (penalty).
  • James Anagnostiadis (Prema Racing Srl, KR)
    Q: 46. Classification after heats: 38. Final: DNQ.

Finals video:

  • more race videos (qualifying, super heats) on COTF YouTube HERE
  • full results HERE
Junior winner Christian Costoya
Senior winner Joe Turney