The European KZ Championship in Spain gets into full swing

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In Alcañiz, the first Continental round of the 125 cc shifter category is on stage.

In the KZ qualifying, the fastest lap was set by Swedish driver Viktor Gustafsson, clocking in at 59.323 seconds. The driver representing CRG with a Tm Kart engine, only managed an eighth-place finish in the final heat of the afternoon, hindered by the skirmishes that arose with the onset of rain. The race was eventually suspended with a red flag. At the end of the heats, the leader among the 26 participants was the Frenchman from Tony Kart, Tom Leuillet, who finished fourth in qualifying and will occupy the pole position for the Super Heats. Alongside him will be Gustafsson, the winner of the other two heats. Also performing well was Senna Van Walstijn in his Sodi/Tm, who finished third in qualifying, followed by Danilo Albanese, Stan Pex, and Giuseppe Palomba, the latter having the second-best time in qualifying.

The final phase promises to be uncertain and fiercely contested, and the very smooth Motorland Aragon track does not allow for significant lead extensions. The skirmishes observed during the heats suggest that anything can happen. It is hoped that the final will be favored by the weather, although the Dunlop tires enable high performance even in wet conditions.

In KZ2, Matteo Spirgel in his Sodi/Tm, who was second in Friday's qualifying, remains the top contender for the final victory. He will have to watch out for Vasile (Birel/Tm) and Severiukhin. Also performing well are Jüngling, Nosov, who was the fastest in qualifying, and Tuñon, who won the last heat in the wet.

In KZ2 Masters, Davide Foré (Birel Art/Tm) is the driver to beat. In place of Manetti, he faced a fierce Anthony Abbasse as his current rival. The Frenchman from Sodi/Tm made it clear from the qualifying sessions that he did not come to Alcaniz to play a secondary role. After setting the fastest time in qualifying, he won the first two heats, keeping Foré behind. However, Abbasse lost too many positions in the third heat, which was run with rain tires, thereby forfeiting the pole position for the Super Heats to Foré, who appeared particularly comfortable in the wet.

Tomorrow, Sunday, the final phase kicks off with the start of the Super Heats from 10:10 AM, beginning with the KZ2 Masters.

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Created by: cggiuliano - 06/07/24

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