This weekend marks the opening round of the 2014 CIK European Championships, held at the La Conca International Circuit in the south of Italy. With only two classes on track this weekend, it is impressive to see 134 entrants all vying for one of the most prestigious championships in kart racing.
In Friday’s Qualifying sessions, Canadian Devlin Defrancesco topped the time charts in the KFJ division. Racing aboard a TonyKart for Morsicani Racing Defrancesco over a tenth quicker than his nearest rival and teammate, David Beckmann of Germany.
Remarkably, three North Americans are in the top-10 as Logan Sargeant (FA Kart) was third quickest while Juan Correa (Energy Kart) was seventh.
The second Canadian in action this weekend posted the 19th quickest time out of the 67 entrants in KFJ. Montreal’s Kami Moreira-Laliberte (TonyKart) has steadily progressing up the charts this season and could be a threat for victory in the very near future.
The groups will now compete in four rounds of heat races to determine the starting grids for Sunday’s Prefinals and Final.