WSK Final, Ardigò, Taylor and snowstorm in KF1

Yes, incredible but true, the last KF1 final on schedule in Angerville was held under sleet, rain and snow which became heavier as the race continued. The only finals to be held on normal track conditions were the KZ2 and KF3. Ardigò took two wins and leads in the gear-class, while in the Junior Britain’s Taylor is outstanding, turning the table and leading on favourite Moller, in force with Tonykart.

Yes, incredible but true, the last KF1 final on schedule in Angerville was held under sleet, rain and snow which became heavier as the race continued. The only finals to be held on normal track conditions were the KZ2 and KF3. Ardigò took two wins and leads in the gear-class, while in the Junior Britain’s Taylor is outstanding, turning the table and leading on favourite Moller, in force with Tonykart.

KZ2 – Marco Ardigò dominates in Angerville taking the first KZ2 round on Sunday under rather changing temperatures. Lammers was the only one to create some turmoil during the prefinal and final as he shot off to lead at the lights taking row one drivers and even surprising the same sports marshals. Lavanant, second after prefinal, is rewarded by Lammers’ advanced start and claims final podium place. Thonon took podium but he could have made the difference, rewarding the spectators with more excitement, perhaps in a duel against Ardigò. Belgian Crg driver, author of a fantastic performance comes up very fast in the final, stopping best lap both in prefinal (48”760) and final (48”760). Unfortunately, Thonon suffers from a contact at the braking point after the start, which made him restart from rear. Toninelli, who stayed with the leaders for several laps, drops speed over the last part of the race. Mich too, fastest during practice could do no better than ninth.

KF3 – Prefinal and Final hard-fought offering much excitement as the runner up fight continued, as Taylor, repeated himself in the final too, grabbing the win again. Moller, favourite, after dominating in the heats, was unable to repeat himself, as he could do nothing against his British FAkart rival and had to settle for runner up ranking. A very fast Marciello robs runner up place from him over the last corners of the final. Rajaia too, grabs a third prefinal place and stayed there following Sainz and outsider Pex who overtakes the Spaniard as they reached the flag. Vainio missed out on leading places, seventh in prefinal and fifth in final. Ceccon is one of the Italians whop stood out most ending with a sixth and seventh place to his credit. D’Agosto, unlucky, forced to an early retirement in the prefinal, didn’t do better than 12th in Final. Really a day to forget for De Vries, 11th at the end of lap one suffers a stupid mechanical problem and had to retire. The Dutch driver is now third on overall scoreboard behind leader Malsano, who is good at turning his 14th prefinal place into a brilliant fourth place in final, and Angeville round winner from the UK, Taylor.

KF1 – KF1 finalists were literally hit by a cold snowstorm. Parrot pulled away from rivals Litchfield and a very fast Cesetti to grab first after an unbelievable final. We also watched Forè lead during the early part of the race before going into a spin caused by the difficult conditions of the track. The Maranello driver from Brescia, great protagonist over the prefinal, had row two grid. Meagre consolation, best final lap 1’04”979. Kozlinski too looked as though he could make podium of a memorable race due to weather conditions. But alas, also this Crg driver falls victim of a puddle as he was in second. Abasse led a final, which would have undoubtedly been different if it hadn’t started to rain over the early stages of the race while drivers mounted slicks. Luckily the weather improved a bit and with it track conditions, only in the meanwhile Catt and Stevens had dropped back leaving places free for their rivals. If they had won, we could say that the championship would have been decided. Abbasse and Bressan were luckier and more determined; the former didn’t take long to even out the race and the latter who had had difficulty in starting his engine at the lights.    

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Created by: admin - 07/04/08

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