CIK World, Alaharma - Travisanutto and Ten Brinke champions in Finland

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Lorenzo Travisanutto (CV Performance) and Thomas Ten Brinke (RFM) are the new OK and OKJ World Champions. In Alaharma, at the Mika Salo Circuit, the Italian repeated last year's triumph, while Ten Brinke vindicated his European "setback".

OK - Travisanutto 2
In spite of expectations, indicating Juho Valtanen (Kohtala Sports) as the race favorite, it was Travisanutto who raised the winner's cup of the FIA Karting World Championship. Decisive, the pass around mid-race on poleman Valtanen. There was no shortage of fighting sparks between the two, but always in a spirit – and limits - of fair play. Pushed aside from the leadership, Valtanen then finished in 5th place. P2 went to a brilliant Taylor Barnard (Rosberg Racing), followed by Harry Thompson (RFM) and the Russian Kirill Small (Ward Racing).

OKJ - Imperial Ten Brinke
Alaharma ends the OKJ season with the grand finale, valid for the title of World Champion. After six heats per group, thanks to the high number of competitors, the moment of truth saw Thomas Ten Brinke (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) steal the spotlight. The Dutch driver shot ahead from pole position, managing an unquestioned victory. Despite the rainstorm wetting the track just before the start, the new RFM “pillar” imposed his own pace right from the start. Ten Brinke was able to play with the gaps, keeping his rivals behind at a safe distance and even taking the luxury of putting his signature on the fastest absolute time on lap 19 - of the 21 total. So Ten Brinke avenges the European lost badly at Le Mans, with the season finale as World Champion.

Honor and merit to the second place of the new Vice World Champion, Rafael Camara, on the podium much to the joy of Forza Racing. Camara completed a positive weekend where he had repeatedly played a role as protagonist in the direct confrontations, managing then to gain three positions in the final within a few laps. A great effort achieved also by Kajus Siksnelis (Ward Racing), in P3, with as many as 13 positions gained from his starting position. P4 for Marti Sobrepera (Tony Kart), competitive throughout the weekend, and fifth Andrea Kimi Antonelli. Also notable, the P7 of Energy driver Robert de Haan (10 overtakes), eighth place for a good Laurens Van Hoepen (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), while Cristian Bertuca also enters the top ten at his first appearance in the world competition with the ninth place for Birel Art, and tenth Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart).

S.C. - A.G.
Credits: FM Images

Created by: scorradengo - 08/09/19

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