A pair of Canadian drivers attacked the 1KM Siena Circuit in central Italy this past weekend to compete in the third round of the CSAI Italian Karting Championships.
Devlin Defrancesco has been a championship threat in the KFJ division all season long in the Italian Championship, claiming a victory and a trio of podium appearances after the first two rounds. Using the event to prepare for the upcoming European Championships, Defrancesco worked his way through Qualifying and the heat races en route to finishing fourth in Final 1. Unfortunately luck wasn’t on his side in Final 2 as Defrancesco was forced to pull off the track after three laps and record a DNF.
In the 60 MINI category, Antonio Serravalle qualified in 22nd out of 50 under very tough conditions. Moving forward through his heat races, where he finished eleventh and seventh, Serravalle ranked twelfth overall entering Final 1.
An up and down first Final saw Serravalle run as low as fifteenth in early stages. But battling back, he would persevere all the way to eighth place at the finish line.
With the inversion of the top-8 for Final 2, Serravalle started on the pole-position. Leading the early laps, he would ultimately surrender the lead on lap five, but hold on to finish second place.
With round four to be held at the Ortono circuit in the first week of September, Defrancesco holds the second position in the championship while Serravalle is eighth overall.