WSK crosses the finishing line in Lonata

25.10.2009: It has been a long season. Every driver’s performance, in his symbiosis with the engine, chassis and tyres, has been seriously challenged for a clear reason: at the WSK, everybody must learn to be a complete karting driver

It has been a long season. Every driver’s performance, in his symbiosis with the engine, chassis and tyres, has been seriously challenged for a clear reason: at the WSK, everybody must learn to be a complete karting driver.


In Lonato we are going to complete this 2009 season, number 4 since the beginning of WSK International Series. In Italy, the 7 th and ultimate round will crown the Super KF Champion, not yet found to join the Gold Book.


Lonato, an historic town in the old Europe


The South Garda Karting, one of the historical circuits of the world of karting, is based in Lonato del Garda, in the provincie of Brescia. The Municipality of Lonato, who has today over 15.000 people, belonged to the Republic of Venice, in XVI Century. Then Lonato passed to Austria and finally, in 1859, was annexed to the Italian Kingdom.

Super KF, it's challenge to the last mete
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The outcome in the chase for the title in the Top Class will stay still unpredictable in Lonato, with Sauro Cesetti (BirelParillaBridgestone) in the lead since the early season. The driver from Ascoli, Italy, managed to hold out against difficult times, achieving useful results like a fourth place in Zuera. However, French Arnaud Kozlinski (CRG Maxter Bridgestone) has progressed ever more in the latter part of the season and now is favourably placed for the conclusive round in Lonato.

The 15length gap between the two drivers is narrowing in consideration of the discard round: 15 points for Cesetti and 12 for Kozlinski, representing their worst score before the Final on South Garda. An opponent to be feared is French Brandon Maisano (LH Maxter Bridgestone) that passing his debut with flying colours ranks among the top drivers, thanks to the resounding win in the previous race in Zuera (E).

Owing to a larger gap, Maisano will have a more difficult task, but calculations don’t cut him off from the title yet. For the same reason, the championship scoreboard shows both Czech Libor Toman (Birel Parilla Bridgestone), English Gary Catt (Tony Kart Vortex Bridgestone) and Finnish Aaro Vainio (Maranello Maxter Bridgestone)
still involved in the chase, at their last chance to win WSK title.

After Cooper's victory in KF2, the 2nd place is still up for grabs


The round in Lonato will end a season revolving around the pair Matteo Viganò (Birel Parilla Bridgestone) and Ben Cooper (Tony Kart Vortex) in which the English guy from Gravesend gained the WSK title in KZ2. His rival of Bergamo had been the ranking leader in the early season until Swedish Mans Grenhagen (Energy TM  Bridgestone) emerged victorious in the round in Castelletto.

From that moment on, Viganò entered a phase lacking in results, although MGM driver has proved to be able to perform at the top. Cooper was the first to seize the opportunity to take the lead with a perfect win in Genk.

Swedish Joel Johansson, Grenhagen’s teammate, did the same straight afterwards, scoring a string of wins both in Salbris and in the Prefinal in Zuera. In Spain, Cooper instead was clever at achieving the results assuring him to win KF2 title beforehand. Chris Lock, second in the Spanish race, now aims at overtaking Johansson, so as to give in Lonato to his Tony kart Junior team a double win in the championship.

Nck de Vries comes in Lonato as KF3 champion


In the unpredictable KF3 match, Dutch Nick De Vries (Zanardi Parilla Dunlop) gained the first lead in Muro Leccese (I). At the following meeting in Sarno (I), Russian Daniil Kvyat launched a successful attack, first on a Tony KartVortex, with team Morsicani and then on an IntrepidTM by Junior Team. Halfway through the year, Dutch Peter Hoevenaars (Zanardi Maxter Dunlop) emerged victorious in Genk.

At least, with a double hit in Salbris (F) and Zuera (E), De Vries claimed the title. In Lonato the second place is still to be assigned between Kvyat and Spanish Carlos Sainz (Tony Kart Vortex Dunlop) who was always in the first three places during the season.


- Francesco Candido -  Luisa Tuzza-

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25.10.2009 / MaP

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