S.Juodvirsis - KZ2 ©Sportinphoto
Lonato (8 March) - As anticipated, the incessant rainfalls had an impact on the first day of the Margutti Trophy reserved to free practice. And although the unfriendly weather conditions are not unusual at this time of year in Northern Italy, the Margutti has never lost in fascination remaining one of the few international events to attract time and again numerous drivers from all over the world.
Even more outstanding, the Margutti continues to represent a viable opportunity for those drivers that would not be able otherwise to take part in international events of such importance, besides the chance to shine and to ultimately join the likes Fisichella, Manetti, Orsini, Cesetti, Kubica, Hanley, Ardigò, Maisano, Tiene, Federer - who have made the history of the discipline at the highest echelon - in the hall of fame of the Margutti Trophy… because the Margutti leaves a mark!
The usual suspects
The wet track during the free practice had an influence on the laptimes, particularly so when it rain more heavily. In 60 Mini, the protagonists of the afternoon such as the Italian driver Colombo, the Russian Bogdanov and Marseglia didn’t manage to go below the 1’03” mark, as opposed Spaniard Martinez who stopped a 1’01”918 in the morning.
In KZ2, Simas Juodvirsis (Energy/Tm) topped the charts in two sessions with the fastest lap of 54”443. Positive also Dane Jonas Hansen’s session on Maranello/Vortex.
Dorian Boccolacci (Energy/Tm) and Martin Kodric (FA Kart/Vortex) were the fastest in KF2 with a lap just over the 56” mark.
In KF3, Alessio Lorandi (Tony Kart/Vortex) proved yet again unbeatable even on wet track stopping a 56”605 lap.