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This year, the Coupe de France of the KZ2, KZ2 Master and KZ2 Gentleman categories was held on the prestigious Le Mans Karting International Circuit in the presence of numerous competitors. Another key element of the first weekend of July, the temperatures have briskly exceeded 30 °.
The Sodikart brand was very well represented and two great wins rewarded the qualities of the Sodi chassis in KZ2 and KZ2 Master.
Very positive numbers
On the heels of Sodikart’s leading performance in international competition KZ and KZ2, many drivers now rely on French chassis in the KZ2 categories. At Le Mans, almost a quarter of the plateau rolled in Sodi. The success was also at the rendezvous with 5 Sodi in the top 10 final in KZ2 and 4 in KZ2 Master, thanks to different teams or private drivers.
The Sodi Racing 2019 range has been developed with the main goal of achieving performance for everyone on all terrains. At Le Mans, the weather was still approaching the heatwave, with very high track temperatures and Sodi chassis are still very competitive during the meeting.
A first KZ2 French Cup for Nomblot
Jean Nomblot (Sodi / TM) won the KZ2 French Cup after leading from start to finish during the 22 rounds of the final while achieving the best time at the end of the race. Regular in the top 3 since the beginning of the competition, the CPB Sport driver definitely made the difference in the decisive race in which he won with more than a second in advance. Another CPB Sport driver, Hubert Petit (Sodi / TM), was on the third step of the podium while 2018 winner Paolo Besancenez (Sodi / TM) made a superb recovery from the 12th to the 4th position after facing a few hazards in start of meeting. Paul Loussier (Sodi / TM) and Kevin Petit (Sodi / TM) also finished in the top 10.
KZ2 Master: Fiault returns to success
Specialist of the 125 gearbox, Charles Fiault (Sodi / TM) won the Coupe de France KZ2 Master at the age of 30 with the team Cartec Motorsport. While Yoann Sanchez (Sodi / TM) of the CPB Sport team had achieved pole position and won the pre-final, Fiault was quickly taking the lead in the final and won the race with almost 2 seconds ahead as well as the fastest lap. Antoine Poulain (Sodi / TM) joined him on the 3rd step of the podium, followed by Sanchez. Romuald Beauvois (Sodi / TM) was delayed in the heats, but went from 30th to 10th place in the finals.
Regrets for Ducrot in KZ2 Gentleman
The reigning French Champion, Emmanuel Ducrot (Sodi / TM), achieved a superb pole position in qualifying. He was back at the top of the final when a collision ruined all his chances of winning. Leader of the heats and winner of the pre-final of 45 years and over, Alain Billon (Sodi / TM) was also present on the podium of the competition.