Abbasse wins in KZ at freezing Castelletto
Saturday was a white-out for the WSK Super Master Series as snow and very low temperatures caused the racing to be cancelled, and the Prefinals were started in the order of the Qualifying results. The Sodi drivers Anthony Abbasse and Bas Lammers took a formation finish, with Jeremy Iglesias also coming in 4th.
The Italian Paolo De Conto (CRG/Maxter) was the fastest. He won the recent event at Adria and, also in northern Italy, he was still the driver to beat. He set a time of 46.491s, beating his fellow countryman Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex) into 2nd, who completed his fastest lap in 46.690s. Behind them were the Frenchman Anthony Abbasse (Sodikart/TM) and the Italian Flavio Camponeschi (CRG/Parilla), 4th.
“If there are opponents behind me I should be worried about? Yes, of course: all the pack!” the excellen Abbasse said about the top drivers in the KZ Final. The French driver, sandwiched between De Conto and his team-mate, the Dutchman Bas Lammers, immediately laid the cards on the table and took the lead of the Final which, up to that moment, had seen many leaders. Abbasse deserved this victory, which is even more valuable for the Sodi Team taking in consideration the fact that Lammers was the runner-up ahead of De Conto.
The Dutchman Stan Pex (CRG/Vortex) was the best of the KZ2 drivers who were running in the same race and easily won this first round of the series leaving behind the Italian Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart/Vortex), his toughest rival. The Italian Alex Irlando (Energy/TM), who followed in 3rd, gained a position after Lorandi had to pull over on the last lap. The third step of the podium was held by Giacomo Pollini at the end of a cautious race.