Continuing his focus on European competition in 2013, DeFrancesco Racing pilot Devlin DeFrancesco contested the second round of the WSK Euro Series this past weekend in Zuera, Spain. Foregoing the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) finale, DeFrancesco would instead continue to impress against a stout international field in his rookie campaign and managed to score his first WSK series points as he battled in the KFJ category.
Competing in his first KFJ event only a few weeks ago, the Canadian born pilot would make the SuperPole session and progressed through the heat races nicely. Setting himself up for a fourth place starting spot in the events prefinal, any hopes of a podium result was dashed when an incident in the opening lap would relegate him down the running order.
Descending on the International Circuit Zuera with revenge on his mind and the hopes of a good finish, DeFrancesco would start his efforts of nicely as he placed his CRG-Bmb-Vega entry tenth in his group for qualifying. Earning two 12th place finishes and one ninth place result in the three heat races on Saturday, DeFrancesco would post a DNS in Sunday’s final heat after his starter motor failed. The rising talent’s efforts would line him up in 21st for the start of his prefinal race, with the top-17 advancing to the overall final.
A disastrous start in the prefinal saw DeFrancesco get hit off track, with the subsequent crash putting him way down the running order in 28th. Not one to let up, the young gun powered back through the field to finish 11th and earn a place in the day’s feature race.
Starting 21st in the final, the Alpinestars sponsored pilot was running in sixth until he was passed by a train of karts and lost his momentum on the fast and technical Zuera circuit. Getting shuffled back, DeFrancesco would end his run with a top-15 finish, placing 13th and earning his first points in the WSK Euro Series.
“All in all it was a good weekend,” explained DFR Team Manager and Driver Coach Nick Mitchell. “Devlin continued to show a lot of pace considering it is only his third KFJ race. We will now regroup and look to come back stronger at our next event.”
DeFrancesco Racing and Devlin DeFrancesco will continue their 2013 European campaign as they will next be on track April 4-7 at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno, Italy for the second round of the WSK Master Series.
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For more information on DeFrancesco Racing, please contact Nick Mitchell via e-mail to Nick@Go-DFR.com or visit them online at www.DFRUSA.com. For more information on Devlin DeFrancesco, please visit him online at www.DevlinDeFrancesco.com. For real time updates from DFR Racing and Devlin DeFrancesco live trackside, please follow them on Twitter at @DFR_USA, @DevlinD00 and @LachlanD03.