3 drivers in the top ten of the European Championship in Sarno
Celenta and Iglesias were among the top 10 in the KZ in the second round of the KZ and KZ2 FIA Karting European Championship; Pollini was the protagonist in KZ2.
Good news from the Naples International Circuit, home of the second and decisive stage of the KZ and KZ2 FIA Karting European Championship, where the IPK drivers present (two in KZ and four in KZ2) were among the protagonists of the weekend.
In KZ, the adventure started in a more circumspect way, with Francesco Celenta (Praga Racing Team) and Jeremy Iglesias (Formula K Racing Team) achieving 16th and 17th positions respectively after qualifying. Consequently, the heats were always strongly fought: both drivers, however, struggled stubbornly with their opponents and improved their position on the starting grid of the final. Here, the quality of the IPK material and the skill behind the wheel of Celenta and Iglesias allowed both riders to recover strongly, climbing 6 positions and both reaching the top ten in the European stage: 6th place for Celenta, 9th for Iglesias.
In KZ2, the performances of Giacomo Pollini, standard bearer of the Formula K Racing Team, stood out. Already in the qualifiers on Friday he achieved the second best qualifying time. In the races on Saturday, Pollini always ended up on the podium: once second and three times third. The run on Sunday, where he finished in 8th place, was a little less positive and he finished 8th on the grid as well. In the final, Pollini recovered two positions and finished 6th, reaching 9th position in the general rankings of the European Championship.
Excellent performances, in Sarno, also for Leonardo Bizzotto and Natalia Balbo (both NGM Motorsport). Both starting less strongly in the qualifiers compared to Pollini, but they ran good heats. Natalia, in particular, also achieved a 5th and 3rd place, while Bizzotto almost always finished in the top ten. Unfortunately, in the final, a penalty relegated Pollini to 26th place, while Balbo finished 31st.
Finally, Tom Leuillet (Praga Racing Team) and Enrico Prosperi (Praga Racing Team) achieved excellent speeds at times, but struggled to find the necessary continuity to reach the final.