Conto (CRG-TM) in KZ and Viganò (Tony Kart-Vortex) in KZ2 grab the leadership
of the CIK-FIA European Championship. van Vugt (Exprit-Vortex) leads the
Academy Trophy. The overall situation after the 2nd round in Genk (B) from
23rd May in the special TV report on Motorsport TV.
17th May 2017
and KZ2 towards the CIK-FIA titles.
European CIK-FIA Championship moved to Genk (B) last weekend for the second
round of the KZ category, the season opener of the KZ2 and of the CIK-FIA
Karting Academy Trophy. KZ2 and Academy had their first leaders of the
season, while in KZ we now have a clearer picture of the situation. Anyway,
the round in Genk said that nothing is certain in none of the three
categories. The remaining two rounds closing at Kristianstad (S) on 30th July
will be heated and the Championship will be as thrilling as ever. The next
appointment is scheduled in Spain, in La Morgal, at the Fernando Alonso
Circuit with the categories OK, OK Junior and KZ. The situation of the
Championship will be dealt with in the special TV report which will be aired,
by Motorsport TV, starting from 23rd May.
Conto is the undefeated leader in KZ.
De Conto (CRG-TM-Bridgestone), in the photo above, still on a winning streak
in KZ. His leadership at 65 points is now steadier thanks to the second
victory scored in Genk. He finished the qualifying stage in both the weekend
in the first four positions and then he won in the Final, gaining nearly all
the points available. Excellent performance also for Stan Pex (CRG-TM), at
his debut in KZ. A flawless race allowed him to step onto the podium in Genk
and to gain the 2nd place of the standings with 42 points. On the other hand,
the Czech Patrik Hajek (Kosmic-Vortex) dropped to third with 36 points. He
managed to recover as far as 6th in the Final after a poor performance in the
heats. The French Anthony Abbasse (Sodi-TM), the leader of qualifying in
Belgium, placed 4th in the Final and occupies the same position in the
overall standings, just ahead of the excellent Dutch driver Marijn Kremers
(BirelArt-TM), fifth with 30 points.