From July 7 to 10, 2022, the Italian circuit of Franciacorta hosts for the first time the long-awaited final of the FIA Karting European Championship for the OK and OK-Junior classes. The conquest of the titles remains open!
It’s’Italy and the new circuit of Franciacorta who has the honor of setting the scene, a first in the history of the competition, of a fight that promises to be intense in both categories.
As during previous events on transalpine soil this season, the heat could complicate the task of young pilots, from 45 nationsand their machines in the heart of summer.
Juniors full of ambitions
A duel is already looming between Nathan Tye and Anatholy Khavalkin in OK-Junior. Both drivers are in a position to aim for victory as well as the title, but they will certainly not be the only ones who can win the Final. Drivers like Kirill Dzitiev, Rene Lammers, Martin Molnar or Jimmy Helias seem able to occupy the front positions, while the outsiders remain numerous. Taym Saleh, Maciej Gladysz, Alfie Slater, Andres Cardenas and Guillaume Bouzar are among the drivers to follow.
Provisional classification OK-Junior:
- Nathan Tye (GBR) 64 points
- Anatholy Khavalkin 60 points
- Dmitry Matveev 47 points
- Enzo Tarnvanichkul (THA) 39 points
- Rene Lammers (NLD) 38 points
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Intense competition expected at Franciacorta
From 7th to 10th July, Franciacorta will conclude the FIA Karting European Championship – OK and OK-Junior on its first appearance on the calendar. pic.twitter.com/M1gid06Lat
— FIA Karting Championship (@fiakarting) June 29, 2022
OK: generation conflict!
He is a very experienced pilot, the British Joe Turneywho currently leads the European Championship – OK with great motivation to get his first major title in the face of a young generation without complexes.
Junior World Champion 2021the British of Japanese descent Kean Nakamura-Berta could well be crowned in the upper category as his adaptation was rapid. He is already followed by a great automotive team, Alpinelike the Jamaican Alex Powellwinner in Sweden, is by Mercedes-AMG.
For the final victory in Franciacorta, it will be necessary to count on Tomass Stolcermanis who has already won twice on this circuit. Enzo Deligny and Evan Giltaire will do everything to succeed on this track which has not been favorable to them so far, as well as Luigi Coluccio, Freddie Slater or Nicolo Cuman.
Provisional classification OK:
- Joe Turney (GBR) 79 points
- Kean Nakamura-Berta (GBR) 70 points
- Alex Powell (JAM) 53 points
- Enzo Deligny (FRA) 47 points
- Evan Giltaire (FRA) 45 points
Franciacorta: weekend program
Friday July 8
- 09h00 – 11h55: free practice
- 12:05 p.m. – 1:31 p.m.: qualifying practice
- 2:40 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.: qualifying heats
Saturday July 9
- 9:00 a.m. – 10:13 a.m.: warm-up
- 10:20 a.m. – 5:55 p.m.: qualifying heats
Sunday July 10
- 09h00 – 10h05: warm-up
- 10:10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Super Rounds
- 1:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.: Finals
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