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down his neck, Ardigò could have avoided keeping the lead. And the Finn Crg driver came up really fast and for race lead it really wasn’t even necessary to win to be able to get the title. But there was nothing he could do about it. He pressed hard with determination lap afar lap responding to Puhakka’s splendid acceleration. This is his visiting card for the next world championship, and he’s still the driver to beat.

fifth. Due to various mechanisms split time the Dutchman had to win, even a second place wouldn’t have been enough. And to lead on Viganò during this last and determinant occasion would have been a hard task for anyone. In any case, Federer deserves the title for the skill he proved to have in Essay and especially in Adria, when he took prefinal and final win leading on Stan Pex.

PEDRO HILTBRAND (Crg/Parilla) Tinini’s treatment has worked well and the Spaniard has repaid him this year. Winning this European hasn’t been at all easy. He has had to fight against the likes of Karol Basz and Tom Joyner both up from the direct drive class. In Zuera, home track, Hiltbrand stood out from the pack in Adria he won the prefinal and final. He was also lucky on that occasion because he was at the right place at the right time. Another characteristic of this Spanish driver is that he is good at driving on a wet track, just like his fellow countryman Alonso. Brilliant. He continued to make the most of his escalation and grabbed podium in Portimao too, so he came to Genk to fight against Joyner and Basz for the title. With the Pole’s early retirement from the prefinal things were easier, for him to gain final win, while Joyner was left to watch as fate was fulfilled as it had been written.

FINLAY KENNEALLY FABIAN FEDERER (Crg/Modena Engines) Federer grabs European KZ2 title for the second time, the first was in Wackersdorf in 2011 always on a Crg. Then after the unlucky break in KZ1, he comes back to the lime light in Kz2 thanks to his affirmation in Adria, which confirmed his first great performance in Essay. In Genk although unlucky he was still lucky. The electric problem that made him retire during the prefinal seemed like a joke. Instead, even without racing the final, his rival, Stan Pex, could do no better than

(FA Kart/Vortex) The 14 year-old British driver in force with RFM proved to have determination and speed. The Brit’s motto could be: we’ll see at the end. How can we contradict him seeing that he summed up the best final points without ever winning a final? The Winter Cup winner crossed the line first only for the prefinal in Zuera. Well, to be first in these events held on more rounds, especially in the Junior class you have to be competitive right from qualifiers. This is what Kenneally has done. In Portimao he could have ended it there, when he was the fastest in practice and first after the heat.

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Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

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