Ardigo wins epic battle with Lennox-Lamb at La Conca
Marco Ardigo (Tonykart) and Jordon Lennox-Lamb (BirelART) were the main protagonists of the Final in KZ in the WSK Super Master Series at La Conca while Leonardo Lorandi (BabyRace) was the KZ2 winner.
Fastest KZ lap for Camponeschi
Paolo De Conto (CRG / Maxter) was the first to go under 45s in the first KZ-KZ2 qualifying session at La Conca. His time of 44.993s was also unbeaten, but Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex), Patrik Hajek (Kosmic / Vortex) and Jérémy Iglesias (Sodi / TM) were not far away. Jorrit Pex (CRG / Vortex) finished 5th by a tenth from the leader ahead of Marcus Armstrong (Tony Kart / Vortex).
Jorge Pescador (Praga / Parilla), Davide Fore (Righetti / TM) and Jordon Lennox-Lamb (Birel ART / Parilla) were the first to raise the tempo of the second session. Bas Lammers (Sodi / TM) threw in the towel early, with a broken chain. Flavio Camponeschi (CRG / Parilla) twice lapped under the 45s and took pole position with 44.899s, one tenth faster than Lennox-Lamb, then Anthony Abbasse (Sodi / TM) was in 3rd place ahead of Pescador and Ben Hanley (Croc Promotions / TM), both two tenths off pole.
Ardigo retakes command of KZ in the heats
- Paolo De Conto
- Marco Ardigo
- Marco Ardigo
Ardigo took the lead of KZ at the end of the heats, with De Conto 2nd, Hajek 3rd, Camponeschi 4th, and Abbasse 5th.
Ardigo and Lennox-Lamb win in KZ prefinals
Ardigo led the KZ and KZ2 Prefinal at the start ahead of Hajek. Pescador yielded 3rd place to Abbasse, while Iglesias pulled out all the stops to return to 4th. Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart / Vortex), the top KZ2, followed the rhythm of Hanley in 6th position. Abbasse moved closer to Hajek, who was distanced by Ardigo. Hanley and Lorandi overtook Iglesias, who was less comfortable towards the end. The Ardigo’s exhaust sounded increasingly strong with two laps to go, but the Italian still reached the finish as the winner in front of Hajek, Abbasse, Hanley and Simo Puhakka (CRG / Maxter) who was fastest. Iglesias finished 7th, but Lammers gained seven places to 9th. After a good start, Lorenzo Camplese (Parolin / TM) finished 11th, Fore 18th and Joel Johansson (Righetti / TM) dropped out.
It was a good start for Camponeschi in front of De Conto in Prefinal B. Lennox-Lamb quickly passed for 3rd position ahead of Rick Dreezen (Ricciardo / Parilla), while Luigi Musio (CRG / TM), the top KZ2 was the fighting for 5th place with Jonathan Thonon (Praga / Parilla). Lennox-Lamb attempted an attack on De Conto at halfway, but the Italian didn’t allow it. The Briton nevertheless managed to pass for 2nd later. Stan Pex (CRG / Vortex), the fastest on the track, overtook Musio for 6th. Lennox-Lamb took the lead on lap 11 and won more than a second ahead of Camopneschi, with De Conto 3rd, Dreezen 4th, Thonon 5th (exhaust also broken) and Musio 6th after Stan Pex retired.
Magnificent duel between Ardigo and Lennox-Lamb for the KZ Final
It was an explosive front row in the KZ Final with Lennox-Lamb and Ardigo. The leader came from the outside line, but Lennox-Lamb and Camponeschi made the move from the second lap. Hajek was still 4th in front of De Conto, Hanley and Abbasse in 7th. Ardigo attacked for 2nd place, Camponeschi took 6th. The lead Tony Kart driver posted a faster time, a tenth faster than the leader. A collision delayed Iglesias, then 12th, and caused the retirement of Armstrong. The fastest driver on the track, Lammers was 13th.
At halfway Ardigo returned to Lennox-Lamb’s wheeltracks and De Conto was following closely, while Hanley grabbed 4th place ahead of Hajek. Lammers and Pescador crashed and the Spaniard stopped for a moment before restarting. Ardigo took 2nd place on the 15th lap with De Conto in his wake, but the Briton immediately returned to 2nd and renewed the attack on the new leader. It looked like Lennox-Lamb would be able to try something, but Ardigo was resistant and won by 0.015s. Hanley completed the podium, consisting of three different chassis and three different engines. De Conto finished 4th, Hajek 5th, Camponeschi 6th and Abbasse 7th ahead of Lorandi, the top KZ2.