CIK-FIA European Championships, Qualifying report

- Races
Mixed weather conditions make drivers’ lives more complicated here in Le Mans.

Cold, windy and rainy intermittently: the worst condition for drivers and teams! It’s hard to find a good set-up and the experience plays a crucial role.
Academy Trophy
The Brit Alexander Simmonds stood out from the crowd and took the pole position with an advantage of 73 thousandths of second on Tijmen van der Helm. Spaniard Ruben Moya Lopez rounds out the podium places ahead of Joseph Taylor. Only 13th Mike van Vugt, the championship leader.
OK Junior
Andrea Rosso (Tony Kart-Vortex) jumps back in pole position with an advantage of 1.398 seconds over Finn Elias Seppänen (Tony Kart-Vortex) and 2.464 seconds on Jonny Edgar (Exprit-TM). Between each session there is a huge difference because the track was drying lap after lap.
Dennis Hauger (CRG-Parilla) is back on pole position, beating round one winner Theo Pourchaire (Kosmic-Vortex). Giancluca Petecof (Tony Kart-Vortex) exploits this mixed conditions to back in the leading group, posting the third time. The championship leader David Vidales (Tony Kart-Vortex) is in 65th, while Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart-Vortex) is in 27th.
Difficult conditions also for KZ2 drivers: Alessandro Pelizzari (CKR-TM) took the pole position ahead of Paul Fontaine (Sodi-TM) with 3.756 seconds of advantage! 2016 KZ2 Italian champion Francesco Celenta (Praga-TM) is in third, 5.584 seconds slower than the poleman. Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart-Vortex) is in 7th and Alex Irlando (Sodi-TM) is in 19th.


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