Gomez (CRG) monopolizes 2nd round of European OK. Bondarev (KR) wins in OKJ and climbs to the top of the Championship

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The Brazilian of CRG confirms himself as the fastest in OK by prevailing right from qualifying at the second round of the FIA Karting European Championship. Bondarev also leaves his mark in the Czech Republic by dominating OKJ, thus jumping to the top of the European Championship.

After putting everyone behind him from qualifying and then in the heats and later in the Super Heats, Gabriel Gomez ran his first danger at the start of the Final when the track, rendered slippery by a light drizzle that fell just before the start, forced him to widen the ideal trajectory at the first chicane, thus opening a gap in which Stolcermanis, who burned Lammers at the start, tried to squeeze through. Gomez closed just enough to persuade the Energy Dutchman to desist, a collision that could have ruined what would turn out to be a lofty performance.

Powell and Lammers both penalized at the start nevertheless made up for it with a fine showing by taking the podium behind Gomez. However, the Briton was eventually penalized 5", finding himself in fourth place. Lammers thus climbs to second place while maintaining contact with Gomez in the championship standings as well.
Sebastiano Pavan also climbs onto the podium, author of a fine performance in the double race day. Stolcermanis drops in the finale, finishing 14th.
In the provisional European ranking Gomez with the en plein in Trinec jumps from 69 points to 150, while Lammers keeps the championship alive, standing 14 points behind the Brazilian leader. Further behind are Powell and Stolcermanis.

OK Champs Standing

Just as Gabriel Gomez dominated OK, Oleksandr Bondarev (KR/Iame) was first in OKJ. Third in qualifying, the Ukrainian driver won the heats and then the Super Heats (A). In the final, he had to deal with Wherrell (Exprit/Tm), (best time in practice) so, as expected, until the last lap he tried to surprise Bondarev who with this performance rises to the top of the European Championship.
A Championship that promises to be very hard-fought thanks to the different key players who have distinguished themselves in these first two rounds.

How it will play out, we’ll have to wait until June 18 when the third act of the OK/OKJ European Championship takes place in Rødby, Denmark.

OKJ Champs Standing

 

Created by: cggiuliano - 21/05/23

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