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|Sunday, 07 June 2009 20:32|
IAME - CIK-FIA SUPER KF and K1 WORLD CUP REPORT
When you think of how many Formula 1 Grand Prix have been solved in the last circuit variant, then you know why Suzuka gives the shudders to drivers.
These same shudders were given to the best World Kart drivers who have met at the week end of May 24/25th on this magic track for participation to the Super KF & KF1 World Cup and for KF2 Asia Pacific Championship.
IAME, as always, was there with its Parilla engines. In the main appointment of the week end, the World Cup, there are 14 Parilla over 42 drivers: the second place of a catching up Manuel Renaudie of PDB Racing Team stands out.
In the Asia -Pacific KF2 Championship the Parillas are 13 over 41 drivers on the starting line: the third place of Giacomo Patrono of Birel Motorsports stands out.
SUPER KF AND KF1 WORLD CUP
After a difficult Saturday Manuel Renaudie's Sunday starts with a tenth place in pre-final. Behind him, Sauro Cesetti, twelth, and the English driver Jason Parrot, fourteenth, both on a Birel/Parilla. When the red lights go out, Renaudie gains two positions and in the third lap he is sixth after Arnaud Kozlinski racing in parallel with him and overcoming him on the finish line.
Sauro Cesetti starts strongly, gains two positions in the third lap but after he is forced to withdraw. Too bad for him. In the mean while Manuel is extremely regular gaining one position every three laps, on the thirteenth lap he is third.
Jason Parrot continues his personal catching up even though in the middle of the crowd. He ends up eighth. Renaudie after his incredible recover is still not happy. On the 21st lap he passes Kozlinski and looks after the first positionbut no time is left. He ends up second.
Andrea Bossaglia, IAME technical manager, can be happy. "I wish to congratulate Manuel and his team. Second at only 9 tenths from the first but with the best lap time (48,304 seconds and absolute best average speed). Too bad, he missed the victory by a hairbreadth".
ASIA-PACIFIC KF2 CHAMPIONSHIP
"In this class, the pole position of Matteo Viganò has thrilled us. Unfortunately the change conditions of the track have caused him some problems... An excellent third place of Giacomo Patrono and the wonderful recovery of David Da Luz of the Chiesa Corse Team" it is always Andrea Bossaglia speaking. A few words which explain the whole week end. There is little to be added.
The tests on Saturday have seen the Parilla drivers as protagonists: first Matteo Viganò, fifth Patrono, both on Birel, eighth Da Luz. As the track gets more and more rubbered, the problems start. In the pre final the two Birel drivers are in third line. The race is then different for the two drivers.
Already after the start Viganò starts badly and is ninth; he then recovers two positions but this is not enough, he ends seventh. Giacomo Patrono, has an excellent start; fourth immediately. In the 19th lap he loses one position but in the last lap he struggles for the podium and, also with a little luck, he conquers the podium.
The last words on this week end in the "Rising Sun Country" are from Andrea Bossaglia of IAME
"I take this opportunity to thank personally all the teams who have brought to Suzuka our colours and Bruno Bugini, our motor engineer, for the wonderful work he has done in Japan with his usual passion"