The first day of true action is gone here in Bahrain, David Vidales (OK Junior) and Lorenzo Travisanutto (OK) stood out and grab pole position.
David Vidales (Tony Kart – Vortex) is the best among youngest drivers: the Spaniard looks in perfect shape after his test with the Ferrari Driver Academy in Fiorano, and posts a best lap of 51.848 seconds, just four tousandth of second better than Maroccan Sami Taufik (FA Kart – Vortex). Last step of the podium for Frenchman Théo Pourchaire (Kosmic – Vortex) who gets the better of Ilya Morozov (Tony Kart – Vortex) and Victor Martins (Kosmic – Parilla).
Lap times show a very tough competition: 70 drivers enclosed in just one second!
Vortex engines dominate the OK podim in this qualyfing session: Ward Racing driver Lorenzo Travisanutto (Tony Kart – Vortex) sets an incredible 50.001 seconds and earns the first spot ahead of Noah Milell (Kosmic – Vortex) who stops the chrono on 50.082 seconds. Third spot for Russian Alexander Smolyar (Tony Kart – Vortex) who gets the better of Isac Valtonen (Evokart – Parilla), 2015 KF world champion Karol Basz (Kosmic – Vortex) and Baby Race’s Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart – Vortex).
“Everything ran smoothly, but I could have be slightly faster in the last sector – comments poleman Travisanutto – I preferred to stay out of the pack and to concentrate on my driving. The track was better than this afternoon, maybe we had less grip but it turned out to be better for cornering. It’s the icing on the cake which concludes a good day.”