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The first edition of this new column sees us looking at the wider world of karting and summing up what has been going on in all championships around Europe and the World. So let’s get up to speed with who is winning what…
WSK Super Master Series
Although were only 5 months into the year one of our first international championships has already finished in the shape of WSK Super Master Series. After four hardly contested rounds on the 26th of April at the Sarno circuit the four champions were crowned.
60 Mini – Dennis Hauger took the title in the 60 mini class by 29 points form Mattia Muller with Leonardo Marseglia in 3rd
KF Junior – It was great news for the Brits in the Junior class as Clement Novalak took the title with his pure consistency meaning he pipped American Logan Seargent to the title. In 3rd place was Belgian driver Ulysse De Pauw. Teddy Wilson ended the championship in 21st.
KF – Karol Basz miserable end to the season was what ultimately handed the title to Dane Nicklas Nielsen with the afore mentioned having to settle for 2nd. Felice Tiene fantastic last round put him 3rd overall with Brits Fewtrell, Joyner, Hanley, Bale and Tillett finishing 11th, 13th, 19th, 20th and 28th overall.
KZ2 – This Championship was never going to go to anyone else but Marco Ardigo who dominated the championship from the title eventually finishing 84[points clear of nearest rival Puhakka who was just one point better off then Abbasse. British driver Jordan Lennox-Lamb finished his campaign in 6th place.
CIK European Championships for KF & KZ2 The first round of the CIK European Championships kicked off on the 19th of April at the Sarno circuit in Italy for the KF & KZ2 classes this the biggest competition of the year so far!
KF – It was a race very closely contested by the top three but it was eventually the Italian Flavio Camponeschi who took victory by just under a second from Brit Ben Hanley who drove a fantastic race! 3rd was the pole and Tony Kart team-mate Marco Ardigo with the other Brit Lennox Lamb back in 7th.
KZ2 – Pole Man Alberto Cavalieri had a disastraeous final dropping back to 29th place, at the front it was Danish driver Andreas Fasburg who took the factory with CRG drivers Pedro Hiltbrand and Felice Tiene joining him on the podium.
The first round of the BNL kicked off at Genk last month with plenty of Brits making the trip over the English Channel hoping to get their seasons off to a good start.
Junior Max – After four finals it was Dylan
Buys who left round one as the championship leader after taking two wins and only being off the podium once. Danny Kroess also put on a sterling effort taking a final victory along with two other podiums. Leaving in3rd was Lars Olofsen who took the last of the victories with Luke Ide the best of the Brits in 4th. Jordan Brown-Nutley came in to the weekend the favorite but left the weekend with barely a top ten finish after suffering from a lot of bad luck!
Senior Max – In Seniors it was Max Timmermans who left the weekend the championship leader after two solid podiums, one of those a victory with Louis-Ferdinand Simmenauer the best of the rest. Vincent Jewell was there or there abouts all weekend and left in 3rd, Hoogenboom who won the final on Saturday had a dismal Sunday leaving him 8th in the standings. The top Brit after Round 1 is Edward Tansley in 11th.
DD2 – Ferenc Kanscar was almost unstoppable all weekend only being beaten once giving him a handy lead leaving round one. Van Riet took that only victory and ran Kanscar closet all weekend leaving him 2nd overall with Jordy Lievens doing a stern job to walk away 3rd. Tamsin Germain was the highest placed Brit and also leads the Masters championship meanwhile Barrie Pullinger had a nightmare weekend with mechanical problems on both days leaving him 22nd overall.