Sodi had already caused a sensation at sunny Lonato by placing one of its drivers on the podium of the Winter Cup in KZ2. Two weeks later, they won in KZ in the cold of Castelletto, during the first round of the WSK Super Master Series. The double success was all the more remarkable in that it included a top step for Abbasse, a 2nd for Lammers, and 4th position with the fastest lap in the race for Iglesias.
Certainly, the Sodi chassis are on fire at the highest level of international karting competition. Faced with highly seasoned competition, the products from the French factory delivered outstanding competitiveness. It is worth pointing out at this stage of the season that the Sodi drivers use Sigma KZ chassis and accessories that are strictly standard.
This is a great reward for the hard work done by the entire company for the last year and a half. Effective collaboration between the Sodi Racing Team and the Research & Development department has been successful, but the constant effort of all Sodi employees also plays a major role in these early successes with the mass production of such effective equipment. The major contribution of Arnaud Kozlinski in the development of the Sigma KZ last year is also to be welcomed. Sodi congratulates its partner TM Racing engines, with Franco Drudi and Filippo Flenghi, for the level of performance of its new KZ 10 C. After the successful formation finish in the 2015 World Championship at Le Mans, Sodi is proud to win again at an international event of great value like the WSK Super Master Series in which the best drivers and teams in the world compete. 3rd in Qualifying, Anthony Abbasse already secured a promising 2nd place in Prefinal A, while Bas Lammers reached the same rank in Prefinal B, with the fastest lap, while regaining seven positions. Abbasse quickly took the lead in the Final, while Lammers came back to the leaders. The last five laps produced a breathtaking duel between the two Sodi drivers, Lammers taking control on the penultimate lap and Abbasse recovering the place in the last metres of a breathtaking race. It was a long time since the Marseillaise had been heard in KZ, the top category of karting, and much applause greeted Sodi.
Jérémy Iglesias is associated with this great success in more ways than one. A member of Team CPB Sport, he has participated in the Sodi Racing Team tests and plays an important role in the development work. Victim of a collision on the last lap of the Prefinal, in the Final he moved up from 8th to 4th position while giving Sodi the fastest lap of the race, and he would have more than earned his place on the podium. The 2016 season has barely begun but it will be exciting for the French brand, whose chassis have already been proven capable of beating the best foreign products on their own ground.