Federer conquers the Margutti Trophy

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Fabian Federer grabs the title in the queen class. Tiene dominates a dull KF2 final. A quite more exciting full of action KF3 final goes to Kodric from Croatia. Logan Sargeant from the USA takes the win in 60 Mini class.

report Vroom / photo FM Press

The KZ2 final is by far the most anticipated event in the programme. The prefinal already gave signs of high competition level, with several drivers fighting in the top group. Unfortunately, Alberto Cavalieri, one of the protagonists was shuffled down in the rear already in the early stages of the final, after starting from the front row. Federer, starting from pole, was left unchallenged to lead the field and gain a good margin, with a swift move by Dante to hold 2nd ahead of Mazzali. The latter doesn’t seem able to keep the pace of the front runners and drops positions as the race progresses. Bonetti is fast to take advantage of Lennox-Lamb gear-change error to grab the lower step of the podium.

In KF2 final, Tiene makes no mistake at the start (unlike the prefinal) keeping the lead and building up a good margin to stay unchallenged for the entire race. Briton Joyner is author of a brilliant race, confirming he’s one of the most promising drivers in the category.

KF3 final is quite more thrilling, with Stroll making the headlines in every sense. The Canadian driver shows he’s yet to find at ease in the early stages when the group is still tight and often chaos ensues. In the prefinal, Kodric lost the duel with the charging Stroll at the very last lap. In the final, the story is almost the same, with Kodric leading for the entire race and Stroll having to play catch up after getting shuffled down the order in the heat of the first few corners battle. This time though, the Ricky Flynn Team driver builds up a bigger margin, so much so that Stroll is powerless despite making up enough ground to shadow the Croat at the chequered flag. Last step of the podium goes to Sami Luka, who wins the duel with the Italian Costantini, author of a good performance.

The final of 60 Mini class goes quite predictably to Logan Sargeant. The prefinal was definitely more exciting, with Pull and Mazzotti able to put a lot of the pressure to the American driver. But in the final Pull doesn’t take advantage of front row start and Sargeant flies away with the win, with Cobellini and Mazzotti to complete the podium.

The weekend was blessed by very pleasant weather and some great racing for the benefit of the many spectators who joined the event, another very successful Andrea Margutti Trophy, already set to its 24th edition in 2013.

Created by: www.vroomkart.it - 27/03/12

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