Parolin Motorsport demonstrated its exemplary competitiveness in Italy, with several of its drivers capable of competing with the best in both categories. In the end, Anatoly Khavalkin finished 7th and Miguel Costa came 11th in OK, while Christian Costoya secured a top 10 finish in OK-Junior.
The high temperatures on the Cremona circuit on Sunday did not affect the effectiveness of the Pa-rolin / TM karts that had been on show since the start of the fourth round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series. Rene Lammers played a leading role in the OK category thanks to his 3rd place in Qualifying. He took three wins in the heats and set the fastest time in the Super Heat. A collision at the start of the Final prevented him from finishing the meeting as he deserved. Anatoly Khavalkin had made up 11 places in the heats and continued his progress through to the Final, fin-ishing 7th (up six places). Miguel Costa achieved his best result in the Final, moving up 10 places to 11th.
In OK-Junior, Christian Costoya showed strong determination with a win and two second places in the heats, followed by another win in the Super Heat. During the ups and downs of the Final, he managed to climb back into the top 10. Vivek Kanthan gained an incredible 32 places in the heats and made up another 13 places in the Final, finishing 16th. A spoiler penalty in the Final limited the scope of Jack Illife’s performance, while Zack Drummond was forced to retire after having climbed back up to 12th place.
“It’s always a bit frustrating when fate is against you in the Final,” said Marco Parolin. “It’s obvious that our drivers deserved to finish the competition in better positions. But that doesn’t take away from the quality of their performances or the efficiency of the team. Once again, everyone has done an excellent job of strengthening our potential, and that’s the most important thing. The dynamic within the team is as positive as ever. The meeting at Cremona has enabled us to make progress with a view to the next conclusion of the European Championship next week at this same track, where we’ll have some great cards in our hand.”
Parolin Motorsport produced some very convincing performances at the second round of the European Championship last weekend at Sarno. In KZ, Francesco Celenta confirmed the very positive progress made after Zuera, finishing in the top three in the qualifying heats and confirming his position in Super Heat. He was sixth in the final but had to retire due to a technical problem. Lorenzo Travisanutto proved to be competitive right from the start of the meeting with his fourth place in qualifying. He stayed the course in the heats and fought valiantly to finish eighth in the final, a result that allowed him to enter the Top-10 in the championship (P9).
This positive development was also reflected in KZ2 within the Modena Kart ASD satellite team, which runs this category in close collaboration with Parolin Motorsport. Genis Civico offered a solid performance, consistently placing among the first four in the qualifying heats and eighth on the starting grid of the final. After a tricky first lap, he progressed with each lap to finish seventh and consolidate ninth place in the championship. Maksim Orlov performed at the highest level after his fourth place in qualifying. He won two heats and took three second places in the heats to win his Super Heat. Optimism was in order on the front row on the starting line of the final. Maksim lost a few positions in the early laps and managed to recover to eighth position. Unfortunately, his result was later cancelled by a disqualification for causing an accident.
“The results should have been much more positive without the setbacks of the finals,” said Marco Parolin. “But the fact remains that we managed to increase the level of competitiveness of our Parolin/TM karts in both KZ and KZ2. Our development programme continues to evolve satisfactorily and the collaboration with Modena Kart ASD is excellent. We will now focus on the forthcoming European OK and Junior Championships before preparing for the next two world events.”