ADRENALINE SQUARED? IN LONATO WITH 413 DRIVERS IN THE ROK CUP INTERNATIONAL FINAL

21/10/2016
The 40 heats named the first protagonists on Thursday and Friday ahead of the final stages. Finals on Saturday October 22nd with Live Streaming.
 
Lonato del Garda (Brescia, Italy). A lot of spectacle and tight races have taken place at the South Garda Karting of Lonato during the Rok Cup International Final. All is set to name the winners of this very competitive series that is characterized by a participation record of 413 drivers coming from all over the world.
 
This has been a tough event both on drivers and organization, but it has greatly awarded the efforts of the staff of the circuit South Garda Karting at the end of two days on track and a total of 40 heats run on Thursday and Friday.
 
A real festival of protagonists of the single make Vortex series is underway in Lonato, in the presence of several fathers with a famous past in motorsport.  Exception made for Rubens Barrichello and his two sons Fernando (Mini Rok) and Edoardo (Junior Rok) – the Brazilian former F1 driver is in fact actively present on track in Rok Shifter with Birel Art, the other famous names are present to support their kids. Barrichello, following a victory in one heat on Thursday, claimed a good P3 and P4 in the two heats on Friday. The other Brazilian Gaetano Di Mauro has also been shining as he won three heats on Kosmic. One heat went Nicola Marcon’s ways on Tony Kart run by Baby Race. The other excellent names present at this event are those of two times winner of Indianapolis 500 Juan Pablo Montoya who is present with his son Sebastian, former F1 driver Jarno Trulli supports Enzo, two times F1 World Champion and two times winner of Indianapolis 500 Emerson Fittipaldi his son Emmo, and five times motorbike World Champion of 500  Mick Doohan his son Jack.
 
Riccardo Cinti (FA Kart) has been dominating Super Rok winning all the three heats run.
 
Simone Favaro claimed three wins in Senior Rok on Tony Kart, after the victory scored yesterday, he kept his momentum taking two more wins on Friday. The Polish driver Szymon Szysko on Kosmic and Cristian Comanducci on Tony Kart have been his main rivals so far.
 
Junior Rok has been quite uncertain so far. Danny Carenini (Tony Kart) won two heats as did the Lithuanian Gustas Grinbergas (Birel Art) and Jacopo Guidetti (Tony Kart), while the Polish Kacper Szczurek (Kosmic), his fellow countryman Gezha Sudirman (BirelArt) and the South African Stuart White (Kosmic) took one win each.
 
The fight for 60 Mini qualifying involved 168 drivers. Thursday winners were the French Evann Mallet (Tony Kart), the American Ugo Ugochukwu (Energy), the Asian Adam Putera (CRG), Luca Bosco (Tony Kart), Federico Cecchi (Tony Kart) and the other American Jak Crawford (Energy). Regarding heats run on Friday, two victories went to Mallet, one to Cecchi, two to the new Italian Champion Gabriele Minì (Energy), three to Pietro Delli Guanti (Birel Art), two to the Polish driver Kucharczyk Tymoteusz (TB Kart), one to Ugochukwu and one to the Brazilian Gabriel Bortoleto (CRG).
 
This very tight challenge will continue on Saturday morning before the start of the trophy finals scheduled for local 13:00 and the closing Finals from14:30, all races available through Live Streaming.
 
All results can be found at www.southgardakarting.it and www.vortex-rok.com.
 
South Garda Karting
Press Office
21.10.2016
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In the picture: Rubens Barrichello, Rok Cup International Final 2016.
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