With his two victories already won, Karol Basz (Kosmic / Vortex) didn’t need to take too many risks in his last heat to take the lead in the intermediate standings at the Bahrain World Championship.
The World Championships have started in Bahrain with today’s Free Practice and Qualifying sessions, held in the evening local time to avoid the fierce heat.
Russia’s Denis Mavlanov is this year’s Senior Max “World Champion” after dominating the class in this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals at Sarno.
Britain’s Mark Kimber inherited the Junior Max win at Sarno but that’s no discredit to him as he displayed a steely determination to reel in the leader.
Oliver Hodgson was unlucky not to win the X30 International Senior title but Hugo Ellis was a worthy winner after coming through from 16th on the grid to take over when Hodgson dropped out.
Oliver York scored a sensational victory at Le Mans coming back from a disqualification in Qualifying to win after a battle with Callum Bradshaw and Oliver Clarke.
BKC Racing’s Callum Bradshaw has made certain of the Academy Trophy that he had all but won at the previous round while Kas Haverkort took the race win, overcoming the dominance of Sweden’s Alfred Nilsson.
Pedro Hiltbrand has won his second major title at the International Super Cup for KZ2, after winning the European OK Championship earlier in the summer, with the rare achievement of winning a gearbox and a direct-drive championship in the same year.
Paolo De Conto has won his first World Championship in KZ at Kristianstad in Sweden after narrowly being denied the win on the last lap last year at Le Mans.