Last weekend we raced for the first round of the OK-OKJ European Championship in Genk, Belgium, an incredible weekend for our FA Alonso Kart drivers!
Nikola Tsolov made us all dream in OK class, with an incredible performance during the Final! The driver from Bulgaria started the weekend with some difficulties, being part of the only wet session during Friday’s Qualifying Practice. He later recovered nicely during the Qualifying Heats (he also won the last one).
He started the final from P7 and built his way up to P2 with an amazing progression! He did cross the finish line in P2 for what should have been a well deserved podium, but, unfortunately, Nikola had an innocent contact with a rival during the formation lap (something that can easily happen, not on purpose), since he was trying to recover his starting place after struggling to start his engine. This cost him a 5 second Front Fairing penalty (front spoiler being out of place), being classified in P5.
A disappointing ending but Nikola showed fantastic commitment and speed during the Belgian weekend; he will be part of the battle for the European Title!
Good race for Pasiewicz in OK class; the Polish driver lost some time during Saturday’s QH, but recovered 12 places during the final, finishing in P18 and showing great pace and determination! With a little more good luck, he’s going to be competitive in the future rounds.
Unlucky weekend for Domingues (who retired from the Final after a contact); Civico and Malek both lost some time during the qualifying heats and couldn’t access the Final.
Great performance for Cardenas in OK Junior! The driver from Perù, qualified in P2 overall during Friday’s Qualifying Practice; he performed really well during Saturday’s QH but, unfortunately, he retired from one QH, compromising his starting position for the Final.
Very unlucky weekend for Tuñon, Al Azhari and Robinson who didn’t gain access to the Final.
We’re now ready for Rd2 of the European Championship in Essay, France, next week!