Another adventure is over, this time in the KZ categories, again in Lonato. It has been a very demanding weekend for all of us, with torrential rain pouring continuously for two days. Fortunately, the sun came out on Saturday afternoon and kept staying with us until the end of the finals on Sunday.
KR scored very good results in both KZ and KZ2! Danilo Albanese finished a very solid weekend in P5 in KZ2, gaining over 12 places from P17 on the grid! Very well done from him , with nice improvements from our KR chassis and Iame engine.
Stan Pex (KZ) finished in P6 from P15 on the grid, also scoring the fastest lap of the race; the Dutchman had been really competitive, especially in the heats, fast in booth wet and dry conditions. Unfortunately, he suffered an engine failure during one heat while fighting for the lead; that retirement costed him chances to aim at a top grid position for the final.
Mirko Torsellini also had a nice weekend, with consistent pace in all conditions, and finished in P8.
In this weekend in Lonato, KR also introduced a brand new modular brake balance system, an unprecedented mechanism in Karting.
The lever is positioned on the shifting lever itself and can move the brake balance to the rear, to help the driver in fast corners, when you don’t need strong brake force from the front axal; it easily comes back to position by simply pressing a button on the shifting lever.
Our drivers used this brand new system during the free practice and qualifying and will keep developing it for the next season.
We will be back on track in four weeks time, ready to fight for the OK/OKJ World Championship in Portimao, Portugal!