Champions Of The Future, Portimão - Bondarev and Walther in pole position

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Wet and dry qualifying sessions in Portimão, Oleksandr Bondarev in Junior and David Walther in Senior take pole position.

Weather conditions are the protagonists in Portugal, just like two years ago during the World Championship. The kart track do Algarve starts to make a selection among the drivers, ready for the first heats after the qualifying sessions. 

OKJ - Bondarev gets off on the right foot
The Ukrainian driver continues his season where he has shown he can stay: at the top of the standings. The current top driver of Ricky Flynn Motorsport, OKJ division, has also taken the first pole position of the COTF Euro Series. Best time of 57.502 signed between the ups and downs of the Portuguese track, taking behind the competition. 
In fact, there are five other pole positions in the group, starting with Bondarev's partner, Thomas Strauven, author of the provisional RFM one-two and leader of Group B. Gerasim Skulanov (Lennox Racing) also regained the front row with the third fastest time overall. The last three prizes went to Andy Consani (Sodikart), Renè Lammers (Parolin) and Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing) for groups D, E, F. 

OK - Walther pole position by a whisker
The Senior weekend starts with the Danish David Walther (Koski Motorsport) in great shape. Optimal conditions for the driver, able to snatch the pole position for +0.062sec compared to Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing) in second position overall, first for group B. Surprising the Maltese David Zachary (Sauber Academy) with the third overall time, group pole for Nico Cuman (Forza Racing), Matheus Morgatto (DPK) on his return to the international scene and Rintaro Sato (KR), also in this case from group D to F. 

First heats scheduled in the afternoon of today, anticipation of the day, entirely dedicated, tomorrow (visible in streaming also on the site of Vroom). 

Photo: M.Perrucca - Motorsportpictures 

Created by: scorradengo - 25/03/22

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