- Weather conditions influence someway the results in the qualifying heats
- Camponeschi wins two heats, starts in the first row but he is stopped by a little breakdown while fighting for the victory in final-1
- Fioravanti signs the best lap of the whole event but loses time in the bagarre of such a important event for all drivers
- Fioravanti, Camponeschi and Gil obtain good scores for the championship
- Some of the protagonists' opinions: Fioravanti, Camponeschi, Petjoi and the Rok Talent Award Kiyohara
Qualifying heats were mostly influenced by the changing weather conditions. Such situation made the grip on the asphalt difficult, and drivers' performances were disparate.
With these incertitudes our drivers obtained good timings, with Armand Philo gaining a good third best timing and Teemu Petjoi fourth after his teammate, both in the second group. Flavio Camponeschi took the seventh timing of the group-4. Amongst other drivers of our Racing Team entering the top-ten we also find another Italian driver, Damiano Fioravanti, author of a seventh timing in group-4.
In the long list of heats run, necessary to find out the thirty-four finalists, out of a total number of 84 drivers registered, Flavio Camponeschi won two heats and always got the top positions, thus conquering the first row in the starting grid of race-1.
Damiano Fioravanti, despite a slight collision which made him lose time in the second heat, ran in the leading positions in all the qualifying heats. And just in the heats he could sign the best timing ever in the whole event with 54.584.
In the two finals Sam Mac Leod, Armand Philo, Teemu Petjoi and Carlos Gil got an important qualification.
In the first final (we remind that in the European Championship two rounds are run but with the same validity in terms of scores) Camponeschi easily entered the fight for the victory but unfortunately a little breakdown prevent him to go on. So, in race-1, the driver gaining good scores was Fioravanti, who took the eight position, after his ninth row at the starting grid.
In the second final Fioravanti always ran in the top-ten and finally obtained the seventh position, gaining more good scores for the general classification, which he entered with 17 scores and a twelfth position.
Camponeschi, in the second round was able to recover from the last row with determination and he really showed the winning potential both his and of his material, ending in eleventh position and signing the best lap in race with 54.624.
Carlos Gil, too, entered the scoring area for the second time in this European Championship.
Damiano Fioravanti – Tony Kart Racing Team's driver
"Altogether this Championship was largely featured by rainy weather conditions. Both in Germany and in England, rainfalls marked both competitions.
At the PFI Circuit we ran, on Saturday and Sunday, on a dry track and our chassis' performances were very good. Unfortunately an accident in the second heat made me run in attack to be able to recover and ….. so anything became very difficult. Drivers attending the event are top-level as well as the competition, for this reason once you lose time it is very very difficult to recover it. Without that accident I could have gained a better position in race-1 and things could have been different."
Flavio Camponeschi - Tony Kart Racing Team's driver
"It was a pity I had to stop in race-1, everything was working perfectly and I was enough fast to play for the victory.
I had no interest in winning the Championship but I ran with the only target to win the competition. I saw that other drivers too, in the fight for the success, were driving very well determined, so it could have been a good fight. We could obtain better results and for sure we deserved the podium for what we showed off since the qualifying heats."
Teemu Petjoi - Tony Kart Racing Team's driver
"During one of the heats I made a little mistake which cost me a penalty. In the second heat I had a slight collision with another driver and lost time. I could have obtained a better position at the starting grid of race-1.
The potential in my hands promised better results than I obtained but now I think about next appointments already and I am not feeling down. I want a relevant result earliest possible."
Ryota Kiyohara - Rok Talent Award's winner - Tony Kart Racing Team
"Unfortunately, starting in the middle of the group at every heat meant getting involved in several acccidents, for this reason I lost the opportunity to compete the very finals.
Notwithstanding this, the professional experience I could perform thanks to the Rok Talent Award is huge and I could quickly ameliorate my driving skills.
Compared to Wackersdorf I have now learnt the timings and understood what are the priorities during a week.end of race. The team works perfectly and concerning me, I know I am quite fast but still need to improve the way I manage some particular situations in race, above all in the heats. I will even be more ready for the World Cup in Zuera, on next September."