After two days of pure practice at the Laghi Kart Circuit in Castelletto, Italy, it was finally time for competition on Friday at the second round of the Rotax Euro Challenge. The day featured the final two rounds of practice before the all important Qualifying session, to set the grids for the heat races on Saturday, where drivers will duke it out with hopes of advancing directly to the main events on Sunday.
As the Brits dominated in Rotax Senior, it was an Italian that was the fastest in Rotax DD2 as Paolo de Conto (KMS/Birel) nipped the Brit of Sean Babington (Strawberry/TonyKart) by 0.022 seconds while France’s Anthony Abbasse (Sodikart) was a mere 0.029 off Babington. Jordan Lennox-Lamb (CRG Spa) was fourth quickest making it four different brands in the top-four, with Italian Alex Beggi (KMS/Birel) rounding out the top-five.
Christiano Morgado (DHR/FA Kart) was sixth overall, but the fastest of the DD2 Masters.
Ben Cooper (KMS/Birel) was eighth overall and has some work to do in the heat races while Alessandro Bizzotto (CRG Spa) was 32nd in his first European outing.