Parolin Motorsport’s energy since the beginning of the season was rewarded with a great podium finish for Rene Lammers in the opening race of the FIA Karting European Championship – OK in Valencia and his 2nd position in the provisional standings. Anatoly Khavalkin’s return to 9th place is also good news. In the Junior class, Zac Drummond put in a remarkable performance, regularly finishing in the top five in the heats, 8th in the Final and 6th in the championship.
“The work done by the team in the short time since the Champions of the Future Euro Series has paid off,” explained Marco Parolin. “Our equipment was much more competitive in Valencia during the European Championship. Four of our Junior drivers were able to shine. In addition to the success of Zac Drummond, who was 5th before the Junior Final, Christian Costoya made his presence felt in the top four of the heats and the Super Heat, but he lacked success in the Final. Vivek Kanthan put in the best performance of his career with a heat win and 18th Final position. Jack Iliffe was on his way to a great achievement when an accident broke his momentum after he too had won a heat. We wish him a speedy recovery.
“Rene Lammers has shown that he has the maturity to do great things in OK. We are proud to support him and to provide him with a kart that matches his ambitions. Two victories and two 2nd places in the heats, a victory in the Super Heat and the 3rd position in the final heat is something we can all be happy about. His 2nd position in the championship suggests a great season ahead. Anatoly Khavalkin made up a number of places in the heats before finishing with a four-position improvement in the Final and a promising 9th place. Maksim Orlov and Miguel Costa have a lot of potential to build on.”
Parolin Motorsport will now focus on the KZ category in which Francesco Celenta and Lorenzo Travisanutto will start their European Championship in Zuera in a fortnight’s time. The preparation for the second round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series and then of the FIA Karting European Championship – OK & Junior will monopolise attention for the month of May.
The weekend of 11th-12th March was a busy one for Parolin Motorsport, who had to split their ef-forts between Spain and Italy. The Champions of the Future Euro Series started at the Kartódromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia in preparation for the FIA Karting European Championship – OK and OK-Junior. At the same time the WSK Open Series started in Lonato for the younger driv-ers. On both fronts Parolin was reaping the rewards of his work since the start of the season.
“The Valencia event was very important as we were learning a new circuit in OK and OK-Junior,” said Marco Parolin. “The Spanish track has enough specificities to justify a lot of work from the drivers and the technicians. In the end, it went well as the progression was notable with encourag-ing results from Rene Lammers in 9th and Anatoly Khavalkin in 11th in OK and good performances in OK-Junior from Zac Drummond in 6th and Jack Iliffe in 7th. We will take advantage of the short time between now and the start of the European Championship to fine-tune the equipment and to tackle the European challenge in the best possible conditions.
“The team was also mobilised in Lonato for the opening of the WSK Open Series. Alessandro Tru-chot was again very combative in the Mini U10 class with his pole position and his Final top five. Our Mini Gr.3 drivers continued their positive development in the wake of Dan Allemann, who achieved his best result in 22nd position. Billi Jordan Van Staveren was again in the Final while Bru-no Gryc made a strong comeback of 24 places.”
Champions of the Future Euro Series – Valencia (ESP)
After l good progress during the heats (+9 places) with two top fives and a 2nd place, Rene Lam-mers regained three positions in the Super Heat and set the fastest lap in the race. He joined the Final top 10 thanks to his good 9th place. Anatoly Khavalkin was back on track after a few weeks away from the circuits. His last two heats proved to be convincing and he concluded with a seven-place climb in the Final to 11th position. Miguel Costa started from a distance in Qualifying, but re-covered 11 positions at the end of the heats and gained another eight places in the Super Heat.
Zac Drummond was the best in the Super Heat and then in the Final where he made a six-place gain to reach 6th position. Jack Iliffe had two top fives and a P2 in the heats, but a retirement de-layed his progress. He was 5th in his Super Heat, and also gained six places in the Final and fin-ished 7th. Vivek Kanthan had an excellent run to 14th place in the heats, but a retirement in the Su-per Heat delayed him in the Final, which he finished 24th. Christian Costoya, P10 in the Super Heat, had to withdraw after a massive collision at the start of the Final.
WSK Open Series – Lonato (ITA)
Parolin Racing Kart was again the most represented chassis brand in Lonato with almost 20% of the karts present at the first round of the WSK Open Series with 202 drivers in its five categories.
Alessandro Truchot opened the hostilities in pole position. Always very fast, he remained in the top three of the rankings despite some problems in the Prefinal. He finished with a very rewarding 5th position in the Final. John Han confirmed his progression in the top 20, but lost ground in the Final with a penalty for a badly positioned front fairing.
Despite a big improvement of 24 places during the Qualifying Heats, Bruno Gryc just missed his qualification for the Final. Billi Jordan Van Staveren also made up 20 places in the heats and was again in the Final. Dan Allemann took advantage of his good time to finish 15th in the heats, 27th on the second lap of the Final and finished 22nd after a good effort.
Parolin Racing Kart was the best-represented chassis brand in Sarno with almost 50 karts participating in the third round of the WSK Super Master Series with 255 drivers from 45 nations in its five categories. Parolin was 1st in Mini and Mini U10 and 2nd in OK-Junior. After a tough competition Parolin Motorsport had a very positive result with Rene Lammers finishing 2nd in OK, Zac Drummond finishing in the top five in Junior and Lorenzo Travisanutto and Francesco Celenta coming back in the KZ2 Final.
“Our competitiveness is definitely improving in several categories,” said Marco Parolin. “As a manufacturer, we are delighted to be able to satisfy a growing number of drivers and teams. It may not be the most spectacular aspect of our commitment to competition, but it is an essential point that requires daily efforts at the factory and is a source of great pride for our brand. Our competitiveness in the direct-drive kart categories has been confirmed since the beginning of the season. Rene Lammers reached the second step of the OK podium this time, while Zac Drummond obtained his best result in the OK-Junior top five, closely followed by Christian Costoya and Jack Iliffe. We can count on a solid base before starting the European programme next week in Spain with the Champions of the Future Euro Series in preparation for the FIA Karting European Championship. I would also like to highlight the performances of the Parolin chassis operated by other teams: double podium in Mini U10 and Mini podium with Babyrace Driver Academy, as well as the OK-Junior podium for Shamick Europe”.
Very encouraging Final in KZ2
Francesco Celenta and Lorenzo Travisanutto were delayed by a retirement each during the Qualifying Heats which had a direct impact on their Final result. Travisanutto made the biggest improvement in the Final, gaining 14 places to finish 14th. Celenta gained seven positions from the 16th row on the grid.
Lammers confirms in OK
2nd in Qualifying, Rene Lammers had a solid run in the top three and took a win in the Qualifying Heat. He put in a superb Final performance, setting the fastest lap of the race to take 2nd place on the podium, his best result to date, after his 5th place in Franciacorta. He was now in the top three of the provisional championship standings. Miguel Costa made up ground in the heats and crossed the finish line in 18th position with a total gain of 10 places before being penalised for his wrongly-positioned front fairing.
OK-Junior: Drummond ups the pace
Like Lammers in OK, Zac Drummond was 2nd in his session during the OK-Junior Qualifying. After dropping out in the first heat, he took two wins and a 2nd place before regaining 10 places in the Final and finishing in the top five. Christian Costoya followed him in 7th place, while Jack Iliffe was close to the top 10 thanks to his 12 positions gained in the Final, a total gain of 35 places during the meeting. Kosei Oguma followed the trend in 24th position (+10 places) after an overall progression of 26 places.
Mini: Truchot fights bravely in the under 10s
Ranked 4th in his last heat and in his Prefinal, the very young Alessandro Truchot continued to enrich his experience by fighting for 13th position in the Mini Under 10 Final. John Han qualified in the Final in his first participation. In the Mini Gr3 Final, Bruno Gryc did not have the best of luck and was demoted after a penalty for a wrongly-positioned front fairing. Billi Jordan Van Staveren qualified for the Final for the first time.
With record entries and a fast track that is still unfamiliar to most competitors, the second round of the 2023 WSK Super Master Series at Franciacorta presented some interesting challenges. The Parolin Motorsport team did not miss the opportunity to work on a track with very different charac-teristics than the one in Lonato, the setting for the first three events of the season. The Bassano del Grappa factory team achieved good results: P4 in KZ2 with Francesco Celenta, P5 in OK with Rene Lammers, top 10 in OK-Junior with Jack Illife, and P6 and P9 in Mini for Bruno Gryc and William Calleja.
“The weekend in Franciacorta was very useful to continue the work started since the beginning of the season. I am very satisfied with the competitiveness of the Parolin chassis in all categories, from Mini to KZ2. Parolin Racing Kart was the second best-represented brand with 61 chassis en-tered in Franciacorta”, commented Marco Parolin. “It is nice to see the increase of private teams using our equipment. As far as the official team is concerned, we came close to the podium in OK with Lammers, a contender during the whole weekend, delayed by his start from the outside lane in the Final and hampered at the beginning of the race, while in KZ2, Celenta recovered after a difficult Qualifying to reach 4th in the Final. In OK-Junior, Iliffe’s pole position in his group, then his 10th place in the Final, as well as Costoya’s weekend at the top, are to be noted. In Mini, we managed to place two drivers, Gryc and Calleja, in the Top 10. We should also note the performances of our partners, AV Racing on the podium with Shen in Mini, and Modena Kart who were very competitive with Orlov, winner of a heat for his second race in KZ2”.
Strong comebacks in KZ2
Francesco Celenta regained 18 places in the heats and moved up another nine positions in the Fi-nal to finish 4th. Lorenzo Travisanutto had recovered 14 places in total, but did not finish the first lap of the Final.
Lammers already at the front in OK
2nd in Qualifying, Rene Lammers won and finished 2nd in every heat until the Prefinal. He fought hard in the Final, and crossed the finish line in 4th place before being classified 5th. Solid during the heats, Anatoly Khavalkin had to retire in the Prefinal before taking back six places in the Final de-spite a badly positioned front fairing which cost him 5”. Miguel Costa discovered the equipment and the team by regaining 21 positions during the heats. His performance was interrupted by a retire-ment in the Prefinal while he was fighting for a top 10.
OK-Junior: Illife in great shape
3rd in Qualifying among the 105 participants, Jack Illife negotiated the tough heats and regained four places to enter the Final top 10. Christian Costoya was 5th in Qualifying and shone in four of his five heats. 2nd in his Prefinal, he did not finish the Final, but remained 4th in the championship. Zac Drummond started in 10th place, completed two good heats, but retired in the last one. 6th on the Final finish line, a 5” penalty sent him back to 15th position.
Gryc and Calleja defend well in Mini
After an average Qualifying, Bruno Gryc took back 25 places in his heats before gaining another seven places in the Final to finish 6th. William Calleja showed his fighting qualities during the heats and in the Prefinal before recovering after a difficult start in the Final and finishing 9th. These two drivers each moved up more than 20 places in the championship.
Again in Lonato, the first round of the WSK Super Master Series gave Parolin Motorsport the opportunity to start its KZ2, OK and OK-Junior drivers as well as its Mini drivers in a very competitive situation. 334 drivers from 51 nations competed in the South Garda Karting.
This first weekend of February confirmed the excellent potential of Parolin Racing Kart chassis in all categories. Alessandro Truchot was more confident and was remarkably consistent at the front in the Under 10 category, finishing 4th. Christian Costoya in 4th and Zac Drummond in 10th spearheaded the Italian brand in the 90-strong OK-Junior class. In KZ2, Lorenzo Travisanutto concluded on a positive note with a Final climb of 16 positions. Francesco Celenta was 10th in Qualifying and 5th in his Prefinal.
In OK, the two young Junior drivers, Anatoly Khavalkin and René Lammers, made significant progress during the Qualifying Heats to finish 4th and 10th respectively in the Final.
William Calleja started well with his 7th fastes time in Mini, but was delayed by a retirement in the last heat. He nevertheless saved his weekend by regaining 14 positions in the Final. Bruno Gryc did not benefit from his progress in the heats because of an incident halfway through the Final. Dan Allemann qualified in 25th position out of 74 drivers.
Alessandro Truchot was much faster than the previous week, taking the Mini U10 pole position and leading the heats with two wins. He fought hard for the Final top three before finishing 4 hundredths off the podium.
“The first WSK Super Master Series allowed us to run our drivers in all categories and to get a positive overall result”, explained Marco Parolin. “Against very strong competition the Parolin Motorsport team performed very well and recorded important data for the rest of the season. We have already noticed very interesting potential in several of our drivers. The atmosphere will be serious in the upcoming competitions, starting with the second round of the WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta in less than two weeks, which we will approach with greater ambition.”
Last weekend, the first race of the year gathered five Mini drivers from the Parolin Motorsport team on the Lonato circuit during the WSK Champions Cup. It was an opportunity for the youngsters to get back to racing after a short break. The temperatures were still cool at the end of January, but the weather was still good. The first results were positive, with Australian William Calleja finishing in the top five and young French-American Alessandro Truchot finishing in the top ten in the Under 10s.
“The Champions Cup was the start of our season with the Mini department of our team,” said Marco Parolin. “Among the novelties, we are happy with the new Mini U10, a category that allows less experienced drivers to compete at a high level. It was also the first meeting with the new ho-mologated engines, so it was an important occasion to continue the development of the new power units in collaboration with our partner TM Kart and MA Engines. Overall, we gathered a lot of useful information and are looking forward to the upcoming events.”
The Parolin Motorsport team worked well to achieve a very satisfactory overall performance. A big congratulations to William Calleja for his perseverance which allowed him to regain 10 places in the Final and reach a rewarding 5th position. Manuel Miguez Gayoso moved up 11 places during the meeting while Alessandro Truchot was solid in the top 10 of Mini U10.
The WSK Super Master Series will start next weekend in Lonato with the reinforced presence of Parolin Motorsport in KZ2, OK and OK-Junior in addition to Mini.
As the 2023 karting season gets closer, Parolin Motorsport is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Modena Kart team, who will use Parolin chassis to compete in both national and international events and will be directly supported by the Italian constructor.
Motivated by the ambition to build on the success achieved in recent years, Parolin Motorsport and Modena Kart join forces. Following the private team’s victory at the KZ2 FIA Karting International Super Cup in 2020, the Italian constructor won the same title in 2021 with Lorenzo Travisanutto. After having proven their potential individually, the two teams will work together in order to create a leading organisation for the shifter categories in the main international and national competitions, including WSK, FIA and ACI races. Francesco Celenta and Lorenzo Travisanutto, the two KZ factory drivers, will still be managed by Parolin Motorsport and their engines will be officially powered by TM Kart. However, on a logistical level, both Parolin standard bearers will rely on Modena Kart’s new structure and their expertise will contribute to the development of the KZ2 compartment as well. In fact, the private team will be responsible for managing and coordinating the KZ2 activities on behalf of the Italian constructor, and the driver line-up will be announced in the coming days.
Modena Kart’s commitment will not be limited only to the shifter categories, as Parolin Motorsport’s new partner will introduce this promising project in the OK-N and X30 single-speed classes too, featuring the kart that was recently crowned OKJ European champion. Furthermore, the private team will exploit Parolin chassis to pursue their goals in MINI, a category where the Italian constructor’s karts are consistently emerging as absolute protagonists. Modena Kart will keep supplying their youngest drivers with the TM engines tuned by MA Engines, which will pair up with the Opportunity chassis, the reigning champions in all WSK series as well as in the Italian ACI Karting Championship.
The agreement between Parolin Motorsport and Modena Kart is testimony to the Italian constructor’s steady effort and expansion. Moreover, this new partnership emphasises the premium quality that distinguishes the products manufactured by Parolin Racing Kart, a group who always aims to satisfy stakeholders with competitive chassis and complete assistance.
Marco Parolin, Parolin Motorsport General Manager: “I’m thrilled to start collaborating with the Modena Kart team. I’ve always had a lot of admiration for their work; they built a respectable reputation on the international scene through the years and it must not be taken for granted when it comes to private teams. The fact that they have chosen to collaborate with us is a source of pride. They have significant experience in the shifter categories, which represent an area that we as Parolin want to further strengthen. We will entrust them with the management of the KZ2 class for national and international commitments, while providing them with technical support”.
Gabriele Finocchi, Modena Kart Team Manager: “We are very delighted that a prestigious company such as Parolin assigns us the task of managing the KZ2 category. At the same time, we will also continue focusing on our programs with the MINI and single-speed classes at a national level. Being able to collaborate closely with Marco and Parolin’s technical staff is an honour, as well as an excellent opportunity. The level of our competitors is certainly high, but we will work hard together with Parolin in order to be ready for the appointments that count”.
The WSK Final Cup, which has just finished in Lonato, confirmed the competitiveness of Parolin Motorsport and brought solid results despite much tougher competition than in Sarno the week before. In OK, the new generation is already well established with 3rd position for Anatoly Khavalkin and the top five of Maksim Orlov in the Championship. There was also a podium in OK-Junior for Zac Drummond, rising star of the category with Christian Costoya in 6th. Finally, William Calleja was able to finish in the top five of an extremely competitive Mini category.
With 55 Parolin Racing Kart chassis at the start of the WSK Final Cup in Lonato, the Bassano del Grappa-based brand confirms its leading position among the major manufacturers. Its dominant position in Mini, with 30% of the field and four chassis in the top 10 of the Final, is progressively extending to OK-Junior and even in OK. The weather was fine and dry throughout the competition.
“The performance of our drivers and our equipment was exciting this weekend in Lonato”, said Marco Parolin. “The competition proved to be very tough and results were difficult to achieve. Anatoly Khavalkin’s retirement in the OK Final was a blow, but he still reached the Championship podium. Maksim Orlov was up to the challenge during the whole meeting with a consistency that demands respect. The speed of Rene Lammers is undeniable, he set three very convincing fastest laps. We wish Enzo Deligny a bright future in single-seaters, as he has achieved exceptional results with us over the last two years. There is also good news in OK-Junior with the rise of Zac Drummond who should be among the protagonists in 2023 along with Christian Costoya who did not take long to learn the specificities of the category. Kirill Dzitiev is one of our assets in OK-Junior. In Mini, William Calleja made a great effort against 122 opponents, which is a record. Excellent in the heats, he experienced a more complicated Final, but managed to come in 9th to secure the top five in the Championship. Our other drivers also performed well. Manuel Miguez drove solid heats, Bruno Gyrc won the last heat, Bruno Blanco set the fastest lap in the race and the youngest, Alessandro Truchot, was the fastest twice. We are delighted and eager to start the next season with very interesting human and technical potential.”
William Calleja (AUS)
6th in Qualifying, 5th in the heats with two wins, 9th in the Final and 5th in the Championship.
Manuel Miguez (ESP)
8th in Qualifying, 12th in heats with two 2nd places, 21st in Final.
Bruno Blanco (ITA)
11th in Qualifying, 17th in the heats with four top five finishes and one fastest lap in the race, 24th in the Final.
Bruno Gyrc (POL)
21st in Qualifying, 11th in the heats (+10 pl) with one win and one 2nd place, 28th in the Final.
Alessandro Truchot (FRA)
31st in Qualifying, 44th of the heats with one fastest lap in the race and one more in the Prefinal.
Zac Drummond (SCO)
21st in Qualifying, 15th after the heats (+6 pl) with two 2nd places and one retirement, 3rd in Prefinal (+5 pl), 4th in Final (+7 pl) and 3rd in the Championship.
Christian Costoya (ESP)
9th in Qualifying, 17th in the heats despite two top fives and one win, 9th in the Final (+3) and 6th in the Championship.
Kirill Dzitiev (RUS)
26th in Qualifying, 16th in the heats (+10 pl), 12th in the Final (+5 pl).
Maksim Orlov (RUS)
17th in Qualifying, 3rd in heats (+14 pl), 2nd in Prefinal, 6th in Final and 5th in the Championship (+16 pl).
Enzo Deligny (FRA)
16th in Qualifying, 22nd in the heats due to a retirement, 9th in the Prefinal, 13th in the Final (+6 pl).
Anatholy Khavalkin (RUS)
3rd in Qualifying, 4th in heats with one win, 2nd in Prefinal, retirement in the Final and 3rd in Championship.
René Lammers (NLD)
20th in Qualifying, 16th in the heats with two fastest laps in the race, 10th in the Prefinal with the fastest lap, retirement in the Final.
The WSK Final Cup, the last international championship of the season, got off to a turbulent start in Sarno on the first weekend of November. The rain, sometimes very heavy, considerably reduced the grip in the Qualifying Phases before the sun came out for the Final phases of the competition. In a tough situation, Parolin Motorsport took first class results by finishing in the top three of the provisional ranking of the OK, OK-Junior and Mini categories before the conclusion which will take place next weekend in Lonato.
“Very good results rewarded the solid performance of our team on the Circuito Internazionale Napoli”, explained Marco Parolin. “We were pleased to see confirmations and revelations in our squad as we prepare for next season. A 2nd place for Anatoly Khavalkin in OK and another 2nd place and the top of the ranking for Zack Drummond in OK-Junior brightened up the meeting while William Calleja took 3rd position in the Mini ranking despite a complicated Final. I would like to congratulate our drivers and the technical staff of Parolin Motorsport who are developing the equipment for a 2023 season that we will approach with strong attributes. Thank you all”.
Delayed by a retirement in the first heat, Anatoly Khavalkin has definitively taken his bearings in OK as shown by his 2nd place on the podium of the Final with the fastest lap and his 2nd place in the championship. Less consistent, Rene Lammers managed some nice moves while Maksim Orlov was in full recovery until his retirement at the beginning of the Final.
Zac Drummond was once more on the rise in OK-Junior after a remarkable run at the front, whatever the conditions. Winner of his Prefinal and second in the Final, he is in the lead in the points. Meanwhile, Christian Costoya climbed up to 6th place in his second WSK event in Junior while Kirill Dzitiev joined the top eight. After a difficult start, Jack Illife proved to be very competitive in the Prefinal.
Kosei Oguma and Tamas Gender did not manage to qualify for the Final despite Kosei’s superb 11-place gain in the Prefinal.
William Calleja had a good meeting in the top four in Mini. Winner of his Prefinal, he fought valiantly in the Final until a particularly lively last lap. 8th at the finish, he set the fastest lap in the race and took 3rd position in the ranking. Bruno Gyrc was also very competitive with a win and two top 3s in the heats before reaching another 3rd position in the Prefinal. Manuel Miguez drove some good heats and was the fastest in his Prefinal. Alessandro Truchot had some strong heats including a top five before losing ground in the Final stages. Bruno Blanco also scored a top five in a heat and qualified for the Final like all his team-mates.
Marco Parolin concluded: “Parolin Racing Kart was the best represented chassis brand in all categories this weekend in Sarno with almost 20% of the field. Always very present in Mini, Parolin chassis are also very much appreciated in OK-Junior. This recognition of the competitiveness of our products rewards our constant efforts in development and production quality”.
Parolin Motorsport has been looking to the future at the WSK Open Cup at South Garda Karting. Between chassis development work and the transition of some of its drivers to the next category, the Italian team has been working hard to prepare for the 2023 season. The performances recorded in Lonato in OK, OK-Junior and Mini proved to be very interesting.
Varied weather conditions allowed for very productive work. After rain on Friday, the weather was fine until the end of the competition with pleasant temperatures for the early autumn. The unpredictability of the racing did not lead to great results, but significant gains were made in all three categories in which Parolin Motorsport was competing.
“The WSK Open Cup has been very fruitful for us,” said Marco Parolin. “Each of our 11 drivers was able to showcase their skills at some point in the competition, while the technical data collected fed into our development programme for the coming season. Anatoly Khavalkin proved that he is already ready to shine in OK. Christian Costoya took the measure of the OK-Junior after a superb season in Mini, while Zac Drummond and Rene Lammers continued to show great potential. Jack Illife put in some great performances in the Mini heats and was 2nd after the Prefinals, but the Final was less favourable for him. William Calleja stayed in the top 10 of the class before finishing 7th in the Final. Angelo Bruno Blanco confirmed his progress by obtaining his best result of the year with a promising 15th position in the Final. Manuel Miguez Gayoso made a good comeback to 17th place and Billy van Staveren made a very good debut with us. The whole technical team is in full swing, both at the factory and on the circuits, to make the most of the closing races to come.”
Anatoly Khavalkin was back in 4th position after the heats (+13 places), but his retirement in the Prefinal prevented him from claiming the Final victory and he finished 17th (+10 places). Rene Lammers faced a tough challenge after a technical problem in Qualifying. He regained more than 20 places in the heats and came close to the top 10 in the Final after an overall improvement of almost 50 places. Zac Drummond confirmed his attacking abilities until the Prefinal. 8th on the starting grid of the Final, the race did not go as planned and he was only 17th. Christian Costoya came close to a good result for his debut in OK-Junior. Unfortunately, a retirement in the Prefinal deprived him of a Final qualification this time.
Bruno Gryc started with a great 4th place in Qualifying. After a victory and a 2nd place in the heat, luck was not on his side in the Final stages and a cascade of setbacks dropped him back to 35th place. William Calleja kept up the pace after his 6th place in Qualifying and finished 7th with eloquent speed. Jack Illife shone in the heats with two wins and two 2nd places accompanied by three fastest laps. He was less successful in the Final stages and finished 9th. Angelo Bruno Blanco was very persistent and reached 15th position in the Final despite some hazards. Manuel Miguez Gayoso gained 16 positions in the heats and continued his momentum to reach 17th place in the Final with a total gain of 28 positions. Newcomer Billy van Staveren did very well and gained 23 positions in the heats. The Final stages were less favourable to him and he finally finished 28th. Finally, Alessandro Truchot’s distant 77th position in the Qualifying session made his mission difficult at the back of the field. His progression of 15 places in the heats did not allow him to reach the Final after a retirement in the Prefinal.