CIK-FIA World Cup for KZ1, Genk (B), 3-9-2011
The prefinal of the World Cup for KZ1 has taken place on a treacherous slippery track as a result of the morning showers. The tricky conditions made the set-up and the race strategy particularly difficult.
report Vroom / photos FM Press
Local driver Jonathan Thonon took advantage of the situation to comeback to the top proving very competitive on these conditions, just like an outstanding Sauro Cesetti, off from row 7. The first part of the race saw French driver Arnaud Kozlinski building a good gap, obviously at ease on the wet track (third at the chequered flag), followed by Davide Forè for big part of the race steadily in second position. But as the track started drying up, Thonon and Cesetti managed to break through. Very good also the performance of Beitske Visser in fourth, always tailing the leading group, while Forè slipped down to fifth by the end. Reigning champion Bas Lammers starts from 19thand ended his comeback in 6thplace, but he didn’t seem as dominating as usual.
The final is set to provide a lot of excitement as the result seems quite unpredictable due to the unstable weather conditions. But Thonon seems to be the favourite for the win.