Ardigò and Barrabeig won CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific KF1-KF3 Championship held on 13-16 December in Macau (MO). Although it’s only 28 square km, the
Ardigò and Barrabeig won CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific KF1-KF3 Championship held on 13-16 December in Macau (MO).
Although it’s only 28 square km, the
More experienced and armed with their perfect knowledge of the new KF engines, European drivers dominated both Championships. In KF1, Italian driver Marco Ardigò added the fourth major title to his credit in 2007. He finished ahead of his new Finnish team-mate Matias Laine, who achieved the fastest lap time in the final at his first race with Tony Kart. Victims of mechanical problems in pre-final while in the lead, Gary Catt and Alessandro Bressan shone in the final by achieving fine recoveries, respectively to 3rd and 4th places. Second in the pre-final, the Dutch driver Jack Te Braak finished 5th, ahead of
In KF3, Spaniard Gerard Barrabeig showed himself quite unrelenting, successively taking practice, heats, pre-final and final, giving his team FA Kart the first CIK-FIA title. 2007 European KF3 Vice-Champion Tom Grice and Carlos Sainz Jr joined Barrabeig on the podium.
In addition, the region’s most talented drivers battled it out for the fifth round of the 2007 Asian Karting Open Championships. A line up of about 200 competitors from 20 countries and regions, including Denmark, United Kingdom, Finland, Holland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Mainland China, Chinese Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau raced in several categories of the Asian Open. There were 14 drivers from
KF1: 1. Marco Ardigo (I) Tony Kart-Vortex-BS; 2. Matias Laine (FIN) Tony Kart-Vortex-BS; 3. Gary Catt (GB) Tony Kart-Vortex-BS; 4. Alessandro Bressan (I) Kosmic-Vortex-BS; 5. Jack Te Braak (NL) Zanardi-Parilla-BS; 6. Tomas Eidjord (N) Gillard-Parilla-BS; 7. Takahide Sugiyama (J) Tony Kart-Vortex-BS; 8. Ryuichi Nara (J) Tony Kart-Vortex-D; 9. Hirotada Kobayashi (J) Kosmic-Vortex-D; 10. Stefano Marcelo (RP) Maranello-Vortex-BS
KF3: 1. Gerard Barrabeig (E) FA Kart-Vortex-D; 2. Tom Grice (GB) Gillard-XTR-D; 3. Carlos Sainz Jr (E) FA Kart-Vortex-D; 4. Michelle Gatting (DK) Gillard-XTR-D; 5. Nicolaj Moller Madsen (DK) Tony Kart-Vortex-D; 6. Francisco Javier Suarez (E) FA Kart-Vortex-D; 7. Vittorio Ghirelli (I) Tony Kart-Vortex-D; 8. Ryuya Fujie (J) Tony Kart-Vortex-D; 9. Nigel Fisher (NL) Gillard-XTR-D; 10. Bryan Mehta (MAL) Birel-XTR-D;