FIA Karting World Championship 2019 (KZ) & Academy Trophy - Lonato (ITA) - News

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FIA Karting World Championship 2019 (KZ) & FIA Karting Academy Trophy

Lonato (ITA) // 20. - 22. September

The battle of the leaders looks impressive in KZ
In addition to its powerful gearbox motor, the KZ category is characterized by greater freedom in the chassis allowing development of the equipment. This is the domain of factory teams and professional Drivers including the greatest specialists of Karting. The FIA Karting World Championship - KZ promises to be particularly intense with a confrontation between most of the specialists of the premier gearbox karts and new blood from KZ2. Five World Champions are on the entry list, starting with the most successful, Davide Foré (ITA), Marco Ardigo (ITA), Paolo De Conto (ITA), Jorrit Pex (NLD) and Pedro Hiltbrand (ESP). They will have to face other experienced specialists like Bas Lammers (NLD), Anthony Abbasse (FRA), Rick Dreezen (BEL), Simo Puhakka (FIN) and Jérémy Iglesias (FRA), as well as rising stars like Lorenzo Camplese (ITA), Alessandro Irlando (ITA), Matteo Vigano (ITA), Marin Kremers (NLD), Stan Pex (NLD) and Adrien Renaudin (FRA). Others have chosen to move from KZ2 to the higher category, like Riccardo Longhi (ITA) and Rokas Baciuska (LTU).

Uncertain final round in Academy
The FIA Karting Academy Trophy is a formula, unique in the world, aimed at training and detecting young talents between the ages of 12 and 14, pitting some 50 Drivers representing nearly 40 countries and five continents. They are tested on identical OK-Junior equipment, made available by the CIK-FIA. The karts, strictly identical, are drawn before each round. The FIA Karting Academy Trophy has rarely been as competitive at this point in the third and final Competition. Although he was denied his Sarno victory following a disqualification, Robert De Haan (NLD) still leads the points against Paolo Ferrari (ITA) and Joshua Coertze (ZAF). However the outcome of the Trophy is more complex than it seems as the contenders will count their poorer results (Qualifying Heats and Final) for the final classification, and De Haan will not be able to increase his score because of his sanction. In theory, Coertze is in the best situation. Oleksandr Partyshev (UKR) previously made a strong impression in Sarno, as did Kajus Siksnelis (LTU), who has just stepped up to the third step of the FIA Karting World Championship - Junior with flying colours in Alahärmä. Ferrari has not had his last word and will have the advantage of racing at home on the track of Lonato.