The European campaign of the 2013 WSK series has just ended in Belgium, on the circuit of Genk, with an excellent result for the DR Racing Kart team. Riccardo Negro won the KZ2 class after gaining back the lead over his competitors, while Emil Antonsen moved up the standings and was again in the class top 5. DR chassis powered by TM engines are definitely doing great!
After a misjudgement that cost him victory at the beginning of the season at La Conca, Riccardo Negro had the opportunity to make up for that mistake. Riccardo arrived at Genk as the chaser and played his role with great ability, dominating his competitors with no mistakes this time, despite what was at stake. He set the fastest time in timed qualifying, won all the heats and Final 1, and displayed great calm at the start of Final 2, which he managed perfectly; he crossed the finish line third, ahead of his rival, and conquered the lead of the general standings. He was in the lead for 52 out of 72 laps during the weekend!
The success of Danilo Rossi's team was completed by Emil Antonsen's great performance: starting from a 10th place in timed qualifying, he moved up very effectively and set several fastest times, with a great second place in Final 2, where he passed his team mate Negro towards the end of the race. Thanks to this result he concluded with a 5th place in this class.
«I am very happy with this first reward of the season. The team has worked very well and our karts are very competitive» Danilo Rossi commented. «WSK level is very high, nobody doubts it anymore, and I would like to congratulate Riccardo on this title. But there are other challenges ahead: in three weeks' time the European title will be awarded on this same track and it would be great to achieve another success. I have full confidence in this driver: we need to do our part by giving him the means to win again. Congratulations also to Emil for his excellent performance».
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