Viganò (KZ), Longhi (KZ2) and Ho (Academy) grab pole position during the qualifying practices of the FIA Karting European Championship in Germany.
The FIA Karting European Championship for the KZ and KZ2 classes, and the first act of the Academy Trophy, began with the pole positions of Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart / Vortex), Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART / TM) and Christian Ho.
In KZ, where there are 24 participants, the best time went to the official Tony Kart driver Matteo Viganò who stopped the clock at 46.991, faster by just 18 thousandths compared to the reigning European champion Jorrit Pex's time on KR / TM.
Alessandro Irlando (Birel ART / TM) was third, followed by the official Sodi of Anthony Abbasse (Sodi / TM) and the private Vortex-engined Tony Kart of Lorenzo Camplese.
In KZ2, the much greater number of racers meant that the qualifications were disputed over 3 sessions from which the grid of 6 rounds took shape.
These are the leaders: A - Riccardo Longhi (Birel ART / TM), B - Simone Cunati (CRG / TM), C - Giuseppe Palomba (Croc / TM), D - David Trefilovs (Maranello / TM), E - Senna van Walstijn (KR / TM) and F - Emil Skaras (Energy / TM).
The Academy saw the first pole for a representative from Singapore, who answers to the name of Christian Ho. Paolo Ferrari, the Serb Filip Jenic, and one of the favorites Robert de Haan are the seeded heads of the other three groups.
A.Giustini - FM Images