With the finals of the second round, the 2020 WSK Open Cup titles are now assigned: the champions are Stan Pex (KZ2), Taylor Barnard (OK) Freddie Slater (OKJ) and Maciej Gladysz (MINI) while the winners of the finals are Stan Pex (KZ2), Taylor Barnard (OK), Martinius Stenshorne (OKJ) and Tiziano Monza (MINI).
KZ2: Stan Pex wins the race and the championship
- Stan Pex (KR Motorsport – KR -TM Racing) is the new champion of the WSK Open Cup in the KZ2 category, the same driver who, after what shown in the last week, started with the ranks of the favorite.
- Starting from pole, the Dutchman manages the race perfectly: after an initial duel with Viktor Gustavsson (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), who leads the race from the third to the seventh lap, Pex is definitively back in the lead and breaks away. The European champion instead loses ground and his opponents catch him. In a few corners, Gustavsson is picked off by Senna Van Walstijn (CPB Sport – Sodikart – TM Racing), second on the finish line, and Juho Valtanen (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME), third after posting also the fastest lap.
- At the end of the race Gustavsson will also be penalized by 5 seconds due to the incorrect position of the front nose, thus resulting in ninth in the final classification.
- Fourth is the winner of the first final Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport – KR –TM Racing), who loses the podium with three laps to go. The Italian precedes the countryman Leonardo Marseglia (Marseglia Pasquale – Birel ART – TM Racing) and Tom Leuillet (Praga Racing Team – Prague – TM Racing).
- Two retired at the end of the race: Lorenzo Giannoni (CPB Sport – Sodikart – TM Racing) and Laurens Van Hoepen (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing).
OK: Taylor Barnard takes it all
- If the victory in the final of the first round seemed clear, that in the final of the second round is even more so, because Taylor Barnard (Rosberg Racing Academy – KR – IAME) crosses the finish line with more than five seconds ahead of the second placed. The Englishman also posts the fastest lap, closing a perfect weekend in which he was no match for his opponents.
- On the podium with Barnard climb Norton Andreasson (Ward Racing – Tony Kart – Vortex) and Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex). Taponen manages to make up for a bad start that sees him slide from second to ninth position. Moreover, both he and Andreasson took advantage of the contact between Marcus Amand (VDK Racing – KR – IAME) and Brando Badoer (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) while they were in second and third position. The Italian will no longer be able to restart while the Frenchman is penalized by 5 seconds for bad maneuver.
- Below the podium we find Nikola Tsolov (DPK Racing – KR – IAME) who precedes Charlie Wurz (Exprit Racing Team – Exprit – Vortex) and Cristian Bertuca (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing), who both pull off of an excellent performance: the Austrian recovers six positions while the Italian recovers seven.
- Behind Amand, seventh, sit Nikolas Pirttilahti (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing), Alfio Spina (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) and Levente Revesz (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME).
- Out of the top ten Lorenzo Travisanutto (Parolin Racing Kart – Parolin – TM Racing), twelfth, while in the retired list there is also the name of Alex Dunne (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing)
OKJ: Great victory for Martinius Stenshorne, title to Freddie Slater
- Perfect race that of Martinius Stenshorne (Leclerc By Lennox Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing) who obtained his first victory with the Leclerc By Lennox Racing team overcoming Maxwell Dodds (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing), who seemed to have the race in hand.
- Dodds started well from pole, followed at the beginning by Alex Powell (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) and Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – Kosmic – Vortex). But the Norwegian’s recovery is unstoppable and on lap 11 he overtakes for the victory. Stenshorne also successfully defends himself from the last attempts of Dodds, who on the finish line precedes his countryman Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME).
- Karol Pasiewicz (Birel ART Racing – Birel ART – TM Racing) recovered four positions to overtake the championship winner Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport – Kosmic – Vortex). The Englishman is followed by Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (Birel ART Racing – RK – TM Racing). for the Pole another brilliant performance that sees him recover six positions.
- Powell, after also climbing up the second position, ends eighth behind Jonathan Weywadt (Forza Racing – Exprit – TM Racing)
- Dmitry Matveev (KR Motorsport – KR – IAME) closes the top ten behind Matteo Spirgel (Spirgel Cedric – Redspeed – TM Racing). Unlucky race for Harley Keeble (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex), retired with a lap to go
MINI: Tiziano Monza in a fotofinish, Maciej Gladysz is the Open Cup Champion
- Tiziano Monza (Sauber Karting Team – KR – IAME) wins a battle that dragged down to the last corner with Jan Przyrowsky (AV Racing – Parolin TM Racing), Aleksandar Bogunovic (Gamoto – Tony Kart – TM Racing) and René Lammers (Baby Race Driver Academy – Parolin – TM Racing), separated by just 0.188 seconds.
- The race saw Lammers start from pole, but Przyrowsky spent most of the laps in the lead. On the last lap, Lammers the first attack, but Przyrowsky fights back immediately. The duel allows the pursuers Monza and Bogunovic to cut the gap. Monza takes the lead as soon as the opponents are in range and tenaciously defends the position. Lammers’ last desperate attempt to overtake him at the last corner was useless, with the Dutchman that also slipped behind Przyrowsky and Bogunovic on the finish straight.
- Maciej Gladysz (Parolin Racing Kart – Parolin – TM Racing), who wins the championship, is fifth on the finish line ahead of Gerasim Skulanov (Formula K Serafini ASD – IPK – TM Racing) and Emanuele Olivieri (Formula K Serafini ASD – IPK – TM Racing), who completes a comeback of 8 positions.
- Mark Kastelic (Team Driver Racing Kart – KR – IAME), Cristian Costoya (Tony Kart Racing Team – Tony Kart – Vortex) and Andres Cardenas (Energy Corse – Energy Corse – TM Racing) round out the top ten.