Winter Cup – KZ2: Giuseppe Palomba wins the duel with Riccardo Longhi

Winter Cup – KZ2: Giuseppe Palomba wins the duel with Riccardo Longhi

Giuseppe Palomba (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART / TM Racing) defeats Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART / TM Racing) and wins the Winter Cup at South Garda Karting for the KZ2 category. Jeremy Iglesias (Formula K Racing Team – Formula K / TM Racing) closes the podium, ending a solid weekend.

Tyres: Bridgestone

  • With an overtakie at the first hairpin of the comb when there were still 6 laps to the checkered flag, Giuseppe Palomba took back the first position that Riccardo Longhi had blown at the start with an excellent  when the lights went out. After the start, the Neapolitan joins his teammate and patiently waits for the right moment for the attack. For Riccardo Longhi, the Winter Cup might not have ended end as perhaps expected.
  • Jeremy Iglesias is the driver to get on the third step of the podium. Even in the final he took the opportunity to gain another position and showed he able to keep up with the Birel ART squad.
  • For half the race, in fact, three of Lissone’s karts made the pace, with Alex Irlando (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART / TM Racing) long glued to his two team-mates who finished on the podium. Irlando will surrender to Iglesias on lap 15.
  • Jean Nomblot (Cpb Sport – Sodi / TM Racing) took fifth place against Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart / Vortex), sixth after losing a position but above all after throwing away an excellent opportunity during the Super Heat where he closed 13th. The Finn preceded Alexander Dahlberg (Energy Corse – Energy / TM Racing)
  • The top ten is closed by Jean Luyet (DEL Motorsport – CRG / TM Racing), the only one on CRG to keep up with the leaders this weekend, ahead of the two Sodikarts of Hbert Petit (Cpb Sport – Sodi / TM Racing) and Adrien Renaudin (Sodikart – Sodi / TM Racing). The excellent 8-place comeback of the latter, however, has a bittersweet taste, given that the French took checkered flag in fifth place.
  • Just outside the top ten we find Viktor Gustavsson (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART / TM Racing) who in the race is also overtaken by box-mate Matteo Viganò: The Italian is tenth at the finish line after a rough start and is once again the faster on the track, but a post-race penalty spoils everything.
  • Matthew Payne (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART / TM Racing), 12th, and Benjamin Tornqvist (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART / TM Racing), 15th,  both with 8 positions recovered

?Final results

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