The MSA have announced Ben Barnicoat as European KF2 Champion in their monthly newsletter, although they are still saying it needs to be confirmed by the CIK-FIA.
They said in the newsletter:
The KF2 result was less straightforward. The Netherlands’ Max Verstappen received a 10-second penalty for clashing with Barnicoat during a qualifying heat, but the penalty was suspended when the Dutchman lodged his intention to appeal and he went on to claim the title provisionally. However Verstappen’s appeal did not materialise and Barnicoat is now awaiting the CIK-FIA’s formal confirmation that he is the champion.
Barnicoat, 15, said: “It’s an absolutely amazing feeling to be European Champion – it’s one of the biggest titles in karting and I’d like to thank the Racing Steps Foundation and ART for putting me in a position to win it. I’d have preferred to win it on the track but if we hadn’t had the crash [with Verstappen] in the first place I might still have won. Either way, it’s the European Championship and I’m going to take it.”