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Kart: undeniable domination of Sodi chassis in Wackersdorf
Reportagem: Sodi Racing Team

The European Championships for the KZ and KZ2 categories started in Germany in Wackersdorf with a magnificent overall result for Sodi chassis. Perfectly supported by the CPB Sport team, Senna Van Walstijn proved to be untouchable and unbeaten in KZ2. The Dutchman is already solidly in the lead of the Championship. Adrien Renaudin was forced to start from 10th position in the KZ Final after a small incident during the Qualifying Heats, but he made a remarkable comeback in 5th position.

After the excellent results achieved in Italy, the Sodi chassis and the CPB Sport team faced new track conditions on the very technical Wackersdorf circuit, as well as having to get used to the MG tyres used this season in FIA Karting. Once again, the Sodi chassis demonstrated its adaptability and efficiency in this difficult context. "The European KZ2 Championship is extremely competitive with 102 entries and many talented drivers," commented Paul Bizalion, the CPB Sport team manager who represents the French brand at the highest level. "The Sodi chassis is a solid reference that allows us to obtain excellent results like the ones the team recorded in Germany. Of course, I would like to pay tribute to the work of our technicians and engine builders who have done their utmost to support all our drivers. Not forgetting a special mention for Senna Van Walstijn, who was impressive throughout the weekend."

A perfect run for Van Walstijn

Senna Van Walstijn, who had already set the fastest time in Free Practice on Friday, confirmed this with a solid pole position of 47"085 at an average speed of over 90 km/h. His performance in the heats clearly showed the extreme competitiveness of the Sodi chassis: five heats and five wins! In the Final, no one was able to challenge his supremacy. "Giacomo Pollini put me under pressure at the start, then we had to deal with the slow procedure, but the Final went perfectly," said Senna, delighted. "I knew I had the right equipment from the first to the last lap and that I was able to keep my rivals behind me. I also had the satisfaction of setting the fastest lap of the Final and scoring as many points as possible in the Championship. A big thank you to the CPB Sport team and to Sodikart, not to mention my engine tuner Cedric Sport Motors."

A collision at the start of the KZ2 Final unfortunately had unfortunate consequences, as Jean Nomblot, Hubert Petit and Arthur Carbonnel were involved. Only Jean was able to continue, but plunged to 24th position, before coming back to 13th. His performance in the heats, with a fastest lap in one of them, had however made him a candidate for the podium.

In the KZ class, Douglas Lundberg from Sweden had a good run in the heats and was in an interesting 8th place on the grid for the Final, but it was Adrien Renaudin who ended up with the best result. "I got a pretty severe penalty in the first heat, which put me in trouble for the rest of the weekend. Coming back 5th from 10th was the best I could do in those conditions."


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