World KZ Champs entry list out now
The entry lists for the World KZ Championship and the KZ2 International Super Cup are now out for the event on 4th September in Sweden, as well as the Academy Trophy.
KZ Entry List
- Former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello is indeed entered at BirelART as reported previously.
- 2009 World Super KF Champion Arnaud Kozlinski is returning to CRG after a short stint at Sodikart and a brief retirement.
- No sign of a new drive for Jonathan Thonon after his acrimonious sacking from Praga.
- Two Brits are entered, Jordon Lennox-Lamb at BirelART and Ben Hanley at Mad Croc.
- There’s 33 entries, three less than last year.
KZ2 Entry List
- Frontrunners Fabian Federer, the European Champion, Matteo Vigano and Alex Irlando have stayed in KZ2 for this race, while Leonardo Lorandi has moved up to KZ.
- There’s 89 entries altogether, down from 101 last year. This is almost certainly down to the event being outside central Europe. There’s 19 Swedes entered, six Danes, five Fins and two Norwegians.
- The Brits entered are Tom Joyner on a Zanardi at CRG, and Sean Babington at Energy (racing for UAE).
- There’s a few Scandinavian karts entered that we don’t often see at this level, including the Ninar from Finland and the Bremer from Denmark. They will have had a lot more testing here than at the classic Italian tracks.
Academy Trophy Championship Standings
- BKC’s Callum Bradshaw is 34 points ahead of Xavier Handsaeme with 35 points remaining to be scored.
- The second British driver, Oliver Clarke of Msport, is in 4th but only five points separate him from Handsaeme in 2nd.