RICCARDO LONGHI LEADING THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN KZ2 ON CRG
The second round of the Italian Championship held in Sarno saw an excellent performance by Longhi, quickest in qualifying and second in race-1, he got the lead of the KZ2 standings. A very quick Leonardo Fuoco on the podium too.
CRG with Riccardo Longhi and team Modena Kart is leading the classification of the Italian Championship in KZ2. This is the outcome of the second round held at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno, with Longhi protagonist and on the podium with another CRG driver: Leonardo Fuoco.
LONGHI AND FUOCO ON THE PODIUM IN KZ2
After shining in the first round held in Triscina (Sicily), Riccardo Longhi on CRG-Tm obtained another good result in Sarno, posting the quickest time in qualifying and then setting a great rhythm in the first of the two finals where he got the second position leading Leonardo Fuoco for a CRG double podium. The result scored by Longhi could have been even more round if he did not experience the hiccup of incidentally hitting a rival and being penalized by 30s due to the new rule of the “dropped” bumper. Because of this, he was demoted to the 10th place of the grid of race-1 despite he had obtained the victory in the other heat.
The second place in race-1 gave Longhi the classification lead anyway. His 30 points lead was later on confirmed by the fifth place in the second final, as Longhi started seventh due to the top eight grid inversion. The victory in race-1 went to Mollo, that of race-2 to Torsellini.
The other driver of Modena Kart, Paolo Ippolito, got the most of the grid inversion and started race-2 from the pole position as he had been eighth in final one. Unfortunately,Ippolito lost a great fourth position at the last lap due to a problem to the clutch.Ippolito eventually crossed the finish line in P14.
Among the other CRG drivers, the Sicilian Lorenzo Scatà also came to the fore thanks to the 11th place in race-1 and the 13th in race-2. A 30 seconds time penalty also hitLeonardo Fuoco in race-2 and he was relegated to P23 from the ninth place at the flag. Flavio Sani and Mauro Simoni had to retire from race-1 and this compromised their race-2. A series of problems and incidents also affected Pasquale Tellone, who obtained good results in Sicily instead.
KZ2 Standings after two rounds: 1. Longhi (CRG-Tm) points 92; 2. Santonocito 62; 3. Mollo 58; 4. Fuoco (CRG-Tm) 50; … 11. Scatà (CRG-Tm) 26; 12. Simoni (CRG-Tm) 9; … 17. Ippolito (CRG-Tm) 8; … 19. Tellone (CRG-Tm) 8.
GOOD PODIUM FOR HAUGER IN MINI
A good podium was also obtained in Sarno by the very young Norwegian Dennis Hauger, on CRG-Tm run by Team Gamoto. Hauger, after the seventh place in qualifying and winning one heat, has been protagonist in the first Final until the end but at the flag he had to settle for P4 behind Marseglia, Michelotto and Cecchi. The Gamoto driver counter charged in race-2 as Hauger took a good second place that also earned him the second place in the classification, just 14 points short of the leader and race-2 winner Michelotto.
60 Mini Standings after two races: 1. Michelotto points 94; 2. Hauger (CRG-Tm) 80;3. Ruvolo 69; 4. Marseglia 67; 5. Fusco 62.
The third round of the Italian Championship is scheduled for next 28 June at the Adria Karting Raceway. All information are available on www.acisportitalia.it
10 June 2015
In the pictures: 1) Riccardo Longhi, KZ2; 2) Longhi e Fuoco, KZ2; 3) Leonardo Fuoco, KZ2; 4) Team Modena Kart; 5) Dennis Hauger, 60 Mini. Ph. CRG Press.