CIK/FIA competitions, WSK rounds or German Championship meetings... For AVG Racing and its PCR-TM karts, each new competition offers an opportunity to show top level skills and conquer new podiums. This is exactly what happened over the last few weeks, and again with excellent results.
In KZ1, Arnaud Kozlinski won a place on the final podium in the WSK Euro Series by conquering a fantastic second place, while Simo Puhakka fought for victory on the circuit of Ampfing (Germany). 2012 promises to be an excellent year for AVG. The AVG Racing Team had just enough time to celebrate Arnaud Kozlinski’s podium in the very difficult European KZ1 Championship at Wackersdorf before they got back to work for the third round of the German Championship at Ampfing. Simo Puhakka was the most combative of the four drivers belonging to the team managed by Anton Van Grunsven. Puhakka was fourth in the pre-final and managed to put some pressure on the current reference driver, Jorrit Pex, during the final. The Finnish driver concluded with a second place, 0.6 seconds behind the winner. Arnaud Kozlinski lost some ground for a problem during timed qualifying, but then climbed up to seventh, while Dylan Davies also got back to the top 10.
On WSK Final Podium They quickly checked karts and then moved to Southern Italy for the third WSK Euro Series meeting at La Conca. In completely different heat and grip conditions, the AVG Team dealt perfectly with this new challenge. In KZ2, Dylan Davies finished third and then second in the two finals. And in the premier class, Arnaud Kozlinski and Simo Puhakka were first and third in Final 1, on Saturday, behind the wheel of their PCR-TM. On Sunday, “Koko” dominated for most of Final 2, but he was betrayed by his engine with three laps to go.
Arnaud Kozlinski and AVG Racing were just as strong and determined as usual and it did not take them long to celebrate together another podium in Spain, during the final round of the WSK Euro Series. “I retired in one of the heats so I could not score a good result on Saturday, but Sunday was definitely a great day”, Arnaud commented “I was in Pex’s trail at the start. After a few laps, I realised that we had built a gap over the pack. We managed tyre wear well, I was very fast and I pushed during the whole race. Unfortunately, I could not draft behind the leader to try and overtake him. Although I lost the Vice Champion title because I retired at La Conca, it is really positive to conclude this WSK with a second place at Zuera and the third place in the Championship classification. It is very encouraging with one month to go before the World Cup”!
In the meanwhile, Dylan Davies (fourth on Sunday) and Roy Geerts (seventh on Saturday) were very active in KZ2. Davies was fourth in the final standings, just three points from the podium...