The fourth tournament of the FIA Karting European Championship – OK & Junior started in the centre of Spain on the Circuito Internacional de Zuera in in particular heat weather. On Friday 23th July, 139 contributors took section in the qualifying apply for the most recent European opponents, 56 in OK and 83 in OK-Junior, in temperatures ranging from 35 to 39°. 

With 1699m of overheated asphalt during the desolate tract, a light-weight wind, a couple of gusts likely, the scene for the qualifying sessions was location. Greater than ever, the series of the fitting 2d to enter the monitor was crucial in express with a belief to raise maximum profit of the MG tyres and a superior monitor plight for slipstreaming with out being held up. These must now not incessantly easy substances with which to uncover the final phrase balance.

Sorensen takes the Junior pole plight

American driver Kai Sorensen, who races under an Italian licence, his adopted country for the functions of the opponents, achieved a gleaming result by atmosphere the quickest time in qualifying for the FIA Karting European Championship – Junior in Zuera with the Forza Racing staff. The gaps in the category remained tight, but Sorensen unexcited managed to beat one of the crucial title contenders, the Brazilian Matheus Ferreira, chief of Session 1, by three hundredths in the third session. The quickest in Session 4, Poland’s Jan Przyrowski, followed in third plight by four hundredths, whereas one other Pole, Gustaw Wisniewski, was the quickest in Session 2 and took fourth plight by a tenth.

Ferreira’s 2d plight is a gleaming efficiency for the man who’s also 2d in the provisional Championship standings. Chief Freddie Slater (GBR) was 13th in qualifying, third-positioned Alex Powell (JAM) was 13th, fourth-positioned Ean Eyckmans (BEL) performed 19th and fifth-positioned Harley Keeble (GBR) overlooked his time totally in 70th plight.

Visibly moved by his efficiency, Kai Sorensen mentioned: “I am contented to agree with achieved my first pole plight at this degree. Ride counts and effort will repay in the stop. I just like the Zuera monitor and I am hoping that I’m able to possess up the tempo in the qualifying heats. I’m now not in the title jog, but I’d grasp to fabricate the European season with a gleaming result.

OK: Antonelli again ideally reliable against the clock

Italy’s Andrea Kimi Antonelli any other time keep in to take into accounta good efficiency with the KR Motorsport staff for the length of qualifying for the FIA Karting European Championship OK in Zuera. Whereas the quickest drivers in each session performed within seven hundredths of a 2d of each other, Antonelli relegated them by two tenths of a 2d.

Unusually, the gaps in each group elevated and in most cases the third driver was bigger than five tenths on the abet of the first, which confirmed the project of this articulate. The contenders for the title did successfully total, because the Bulgarian Nikola Tsolov performed 2d, ahead of the Brazilian Rafael Camara, whereas the Briton Arvid Linblad performed fifth. Only the Russian Artem Severiukhin was left on the abet of in 24th plight.

Poleman Antonelli’s words:

I am clearly contented to agree with achieved pole plight, it’s a extremely gleaming method to initiate the jog after which the title will be awarded. Then again, there is unexcited a lengthy method to transfer and the conditions will be a quantity of the following day with powerful cooler weather. We will look.”

The Zuera tournament would possibly possibly even be followed on the reliable FIA Karting Championship app for mobile devices and on the online pages www.fiakarting.com.

Provisional agenda for the Zuera tournament

Saturday 24th July

09: 00 – 10: 40: Heat-up

10: 45 – 18: 00: Qualifying Heats

Sunday 25th July

09: 00 – 10: 40: Heat-up

10: 40 – 12: 20: Qualifying Heats

13: 30 – 15: 15: Finals

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