Praga Kart Makes a Good Showing at Round 3 of WSK Master Series
1 April 2012, Castelletto di Branduzzo, Italy — Praga Kart was present at the final round of the WSK Master Series in Castelletto, Italy, with 5 drivers between KZ1, KZ2 and KF2. The Praga drivers made great times and positions in the qualifyings, but a few setbacks kept them from reaching the podium.
Kart drivers Patrik Hajek and Bas Lammers were lined up for KZ1. On Saturday the two went wheel to wheel. In the heats Lammers was the fastest (6th absolute), but Hajek did great in Final 1 where he closed 4th, just a step from the podium (after the heats he was 10th). Lammers was just behind him, finishing 5th in Final 1. With the Praga Kart equipment improving race after race, on Sunday the two were again up front. Lammers started Final 2 in 4th place (3rd and 5th in the heats), but his race was compromised by a contact that forced him to stop: despite this he made top 10 (8th) in the final rankings. In Sunday’s qualifying Hajek ended right behind Lammers: he was 5th overall (6th, 3rd) and, despite a few contacts, in Final 2 he “defended” 9th place in the race, which meant 12th in the championship. Without the blows of bad luck that hit throughout the championship, the two Praga kart drivers would have collected much more.
In KZ2 Martin Doubek was constant: 10th after the heats, he confirmed the position also in Final 1. On Sunday he was 10th absolute after the heats and in Final 2 closed 12th.
Praga Kart was also present in KF2 with Karol Dabski and Libor Toman. The first “payed” for one too many contacts and failed to
qualify for the finals. Toman, instead, was very fast since the heats: 5th, 8th, 9th and 9th place amounted to 14th on the start grid of the Pre-final, where he closed 15th. In the Final he did great and climbed up to 11th place: a steady growth throughout the whole weekend that bids well for the next competitions.
Praga Kart is gearing up next for the WSK Euro Series in Sarno, Italy. The karting team has been consistently improving throughout the Master Series, using it as a testing ground for chassis setups. With 3 rounds of the Master Series under their belts, the drivers are ready to demonstrate the performance of the new Praga kart chassis and their abilities this season.