CRG’s drivers domain shifter classes: Paolo De Conto is the fastest in KZ while OK European champion Pedro Hiltbrand sets the pole in KZ2. Swedish Alfred Nilsson is the poleman in the Academy Trophy.
Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter) outperforms his rival with a fastest time by 49.069 seconds, 0.038 faster than runner up Jorrit Pex (CRG-Vortex). Third place for Dutch Bas Lammers (Sodi-TM) who wants to recover a difficult 2016 season.
Fourth place for Loreno Camplese (Parolin-TM) followed by Jeremy Iglesias (Sodi-TM) and European champion Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex).
Former F.1 driver Rubens Barrichello (BirelART-Parilla) is in 30th place.
Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Maxter) is once again the man to beat: CRG driver wants the world KZ2 championship in his palmares and he starts the week-end with the fastest lap in qualifying. The Spanish KZ2 champion (and OK European champion as weel) cover the 1231 meter long Swedish track in 49.101 seconds. Behind the poleman there are six Italian drivers: runner up position for Hiltbrand’s teammate Italian Felice Tiene (CRG-TM) who has a gap slightly higher than a tenth of a second, followed by Matteo Viganò (TOP Kart-Parilla) who is back in perfect shape after the last round of the European championship in Genk. Immediately after the podium there are Luca Corberi (Tony Kart-Vortex), Tommaso Mosca (Maranello-TM), Alessandro Irlando (Energy Corse-TM) and Francesco Iacovacci (Luxor-LKE).
KZ2 European champion Fabian Federer (CRG-Modena Engines) is 16th, while OK drivers Marta Garcia Lopez (Evo Kart-Parilla) and Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla) are 18th and 27th.
Local driver Alfred Nilsson earns the first spot by just 0.028 seconds on Elie Goldstein. On the Exprit-Vortex #519, Finn Jonne Ollikainen rounds out the virtual podium.
Championship leader Callum Bradshaw is 16th with a gap of 0.451 seconds, while his rival Belgian Xavier Handsaeme is 32th.