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18 points lead for De Vries ahead of Albon before the final round at Suzuka

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18 points lead for De Vries ahead of Albon before the final round at Suzuka
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The CIK-FIA World Karting Championship will end on 13 November at Suzuka, in Japan.

The provisional classification of the Championship which was unofficial until now has just been modified further to the decision taken by the International Court of Appeal within the framework of the appeal lodged by the Entrant Chiesa Corse after the exclusion of Nyck de Vries pronounced by the Panel of Stewards concerning Race 2 of the Belgian round of the World Championship held on 3rd September 2011. Provisional winner of the event (he appeared in the first place of the classification of Race 2 at Genk thanks to the appeal) de Vries had a theoretical lead of 30 points over Alexander Albon before the Japanese event.

While the four Judges of the International Court of Appeal have confirmed the disputed decision by declaring that Nyck de Vries was responsible for the incident (collision against Flavio Camponeschi’s kart), they have nonetheless cancelled the exclusion pronounced on the day of the event and imposed instead a 10-second time penalty. Nyck de Vries is therefore moved back to the eighth place of the said Race. The classification of this Race 2 now shows that Jordan Lennox-Lamb is the winner ahead of Felice Tiene and Alexander Albon. As a direct consequence of this new result it is no longer with a 30 points lead over the second-placed competitor that de Vries will arrive in Japan but with a margin of only 18 points. This being said, had the exclusion been confirmed by the Court of Appeal his lead would have been reduced to a mere 5 points.

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