CIK-FIA European Championships, Saturday report

- FIA Karting European Champhionship
Heats go on in Le Mans. Handsaeme (Academy), Rosso (OK Junior), Hauger (OK) and Celenta (KZ2) are the favourites.

Another day of mixed conditions here in Le Mans that levelled performance of karts and excited the talent of drivers.
Academy Trophy
Local boy Sami Meguetounif is one of the favourite drivers who scored a win and a second place, the same score of Tijem van der Helm. Belgian Xavier Handsaeme took home two wins out of two heats disputed, in the same group with Brazilian Francisco Melo D. Porto, who is demonstrating all his potential here in France with two podium places.
OK Junior
As usual the Junior class is the closest one. The poleman Andrea Rosso (Tony Kart-Vortex) scored a win, a third place and a retirement that can cost him a good place on the final grid tomorrow. Other two drivers need to be kept under control: the French boys Hadrien David (Zanardi-Parilla), that took home three podium places out of four heats disputed, and Gillian Henrion (Tony Kart-Vortex) who scored a win and a second place. Jack Doohan (FA Kart-Vortex), Zak O’Sullivan (FA Kart-Vortex), Ilya Morozov (Tony Kart-Vortex) and Kas Haverkort (CRG-Parilla) won a heat each.
The poleman Dennis Hauger (CRG-Parilla) holds the head after heats thanks to two wins and a second place. Same score for Kosmic teammates Karol Basz and Theo Pourchaire (Kosmic-Vortex): two wins and a fourth place. Lorenzo Travisanutto (Zanardi-Parilla) and Callum Bradshaw (CRG-Parilla) won a round each.
One different winner for each round: the KZ2 promises to be a barn burner! Francesco Celenta (Praga-TM), Francesco Ippolito (Lenzokart-LKE) and poleman Alessandro Pelizzari (CKR-TM) are leading the pack with a win and a second place. Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart-Vortex), Max Tubben (CRG-TM), Pierre Loubere (Zanardi-Parilla), Marijn van Leeuwen (Energy Corse-TM) and Rokas Baciuska (Sodi-TM) won one manche each.


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