The 2021 FIA Karting European Championship – OK & Junior resulted in Spain with a highly spectacular opponents. In an attractive expose, Italy’s Andrea Kimi Antonelli in OK and Britain’s Freddie Slater in Junior were crowned after a hit their respective finals. The methodology in which they every managed their European efficiency is a testomony to their sizable expertise with sizable promise for their future careers.
The final day of racing on the 1699m Zuera circuit changed into once at the least as spectacular and aggressive because the old days. All four European Championship occasions were extremely selective since Can even merely, with the conclusion on Spanish soil reaching a peak of intensity.
Slater wins with panache
Sooner than the final, the Junior drivers all had to compete in a last qualifying warmth on Sunday morning. Freddie Slater (GBR – Kosmic/Vortex/MG) had to fight no longer easy for a fifth victory against Ean Eyckmans (BEL – Kosmic/Vortex/MG). This ensured that he would delivery the final from pole reputation with Matheus Ferreira (BRA – KR/IAME/MG) alongside him, Alex Powell (JAM – KR/IAME/MG) and Douwe Dedecker (BEL – KR/IAME/MG) following on the 2nd row.
Powell adopted closely in the help of Slater at first of the Final, however it changed into once Tomass Stolcermanis (LVA – Vitality Corse/TM Racing/MG) who threatened him. On the third lap, a collision occurred between a couple of karts including those of Ferreira and Harley Keeble (GBR – Tony Kart/Vortex/MG). The positions in the leading quartet tightened and Stolcermanis took the lead forward of Eyckmans, Powell and Slater. Slater had nothing to dread for the title, but he changed into once no longer delighted alongside with his reputation. Between Eyckmans and Powell, the 2nd region in the championship changed into once at stake.
Stolcermanis misplaced ground from lap 9 onwards, Eyckmans took the lead and Slater changed into once help in the fight. The gaps were minute because the perform approached. The last lap changed into once narrative. Slater managed to salvage forward of Eyckmans on the wire and gave his Ricky Flynn Motorsport group an even making an try victory, while Powell and Stolcermanis retired after contact. Maksim Orlov (RUS – Parolin/TM Racing/MG) took third region after a 14-region climb. James Egozi (ITA – Tony Kart/Vortex/MG) carried out 4th with 11 areas recovered and Rashid Al Dhaheri (ARE – Parolin/TM Racing/MG) took Fifth reputation. Despite his retirement at first of the speed, Ferreira managed to grab 2nd reputation in the Championship.
2021 Final FIA Karting European Championship – Junior standings
1- Freddie Slater (GBR) 99 aspects
2- Matheus Ferreira (BRA) 65 aspects
3- Ean Eyckmans (BEL) 60 aspects
4- Alex Powell (JAM) 58 aspects
5- James Egozi (ITA) 44 aspects
Antonelli above the fray in OK
The last two qualifying heats on Sunday morning confirmed the leadership of Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA – KR/IAME/MG) despite the victory from Ugo Ugochukwu (USA – KR/IAME/MG). Rafael Camara (BRA – KR/IAME/MG) showed his ambitions by a hit the opposite warmth. Nikola Tsolov (BGR – KR/IAME/MG) changed into once to delivery on the front row next to Antonelli, with Arvid Lindblad (GBR – KR/IAME/MG) and Tuukka Taponen (FIN – Tony Kart/Vortex/MG) sharing the 2nd row of the final grid.
The nervousness of the finalists of the FIA Karting European Championship – OK at Zuera changed into once clearly perceptible with two counterfeit begins forward of the speed could well perchance perchance also truly salvage underway. Straight away after the lights went out, a collision between a couple of karts led to the launch of the ‘slack’ scheme. At the restart, Antonelli changed into once in the lead despite stress from Lindblad. Taponen changed into once third, and Camara had to back except lap 7 to salvage smartly his 6th reputation on the grid. Antonelli accelerated as habitual because the speed approached the midway point and disappeared from the horizon of his rivals. Lindblad distanced himself from the menace of Taponen while Camara moved as a lot as 4th reputation, a reveal that allowed him to overhaul Lindblad in the Championship. Antonelli savoured his and his KR Motorsport group’s triumph by a hit the speed by bigger than 5.5″ to be crowned European OK Champion for the 2nd time. At the help of Lindblad, Taponen and Camara, Matheus Morgatto Alvarenga (BRA – Birel ART/TM Racing/MG) reached fifth region after a 16-region climb.
2021 Final FIA Karting European Championship – OK standings
1- Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA) 103 aspects
2- Rafael Camara (BRA) 80 aspects
3- Arvid Linblad (GBR) 80 aspects
4- Nikola Tsolov (BGR) 55 aspects
5- Artem Severiukhin (RUS) 38 aspects
The results of the Zuera opponents come in on the legit FIA Karting Championship app for mobile devices and on the on-line location www.fiakarting.com.