Sarno (Salerno – Italy), 11th April 2010. After being the fastest
on the track during the qualifying heats of the opening event of the KZ2
European Championship, winning hands down all the four heats on the
international Circuit Napoli at Sarno (Salerno), Luca Tilloca, driver
for CRG Holland Team, saw the final win slipping out of his hands right in the
The expectations of the young driver from Alghero were frustrated by the rain, fallen few moments before the start of the first final. The track was very slippery, and the young driver has not still got used to it: he was in trouble more than once, even though he eventually managed to get a good fifth place with his CRG Maxter. In the second final, Tilloca tried to strike back with a good recovery but, after arriving till the second place quite easily, he was suddenly obliged to surrender to an electrical problem.
Also Antonio Garcia Van Bastelaere, on a CRG Maxter of the Jamkart team, was the author of a terrific start. In the qualifying practice he managed to get a fantastic pole position; then he placed fourth after the qualifying heats with a win, two second places and a third place.
Unfortunately, Garcia’s performance too was conditioned by the rain. He arrived 21st in the first heat after a spin. Then, with dry conditions, he recovered well in the final 2, arriving till the 11th place.
In KZ1, the best among the CRG private drivers who took part in the event was the young Dutch driver Jorrit Pex, who is getting better and better race after race: he was 9th in the first race then 7th in the second.
The next meeting of the KZ1 and KZ2 European Championship is
scheduled for next 27th June in France, on the Varennes s/Allier circuit.
Rankings of the CIK FIA European KZ1 and KZ2 Championships after the first race:
KZ1: 1. Iglesias (F) (Intrepid-Tm) 45 points; 2. Lammers (NL) (Intrepid-Tm) 35; 3. Hawksworth (GB) 27; 4. Abbasse (F) (Sodi-Tm) 26; 5. Renaudie (F) (Pcr-Tm) 24; 6. Piccioni (I) (Parolin-Sgm) 22; 7. Pex (CRG-Tm) and Mich (F) (Birel-Tm) 16; 9. Geurts (NL) (Intrepid-Tm) 15; 10. Hanley (GB) (Maranello-Maranello) 10.
KZ2: 1. De Conto (I) (Energy-TM) 45 points; 2. Jeleniowski (D) (Energy-TM) and Brenna (I) (Tibikart-TM) 32; 4. Leijtens (NL) (Energy-TM) 30; 5. Midrla (CZ) (Birel-TM) 22; 6. Pesce (F) (Energy-TM) 19; 7. Pizzuti (I) (Birel-TM) 18; 8. Van Der Burgt (NL) (Tony Kart-TM) e Zanchetta (I) (DR-Parilla) 14; 10. Tilloca (I) (CRG-Maxter) 11.