Formula K wins round 3 of the WSK Super Master Series with Olivieri
After starting the season with a second place at the WSK Champions Cup held in Adria, Emanuele Olivieri took the International Naples circuit in the MINI class by storm.
It was a competitive weekend by the Formula K Serafini team in Sarno. The TM Racing motorized IPK material triumphed in the MINI and proved to be fast in the OKJ. The performances in KZ2 with the IAME engine were also positive.
Emanuele Olivieri was an absolute star in the MINI. The Italian started the weekend with the fourth time in the group in the qualifiers and confirmed his place at the top of the rankings in the heats, in which he also achieved a first and a second place. The young driver then finished a hard-fought pre-final in third position and thus achieved sixth position on the grid in view of the final. The Formula K standard-bearer Serafini was eighth at the end of the first lap of the final race, but thanks to an exceptional comeback and overtaking at the last bend he achieved an extraordinary victory. This result meant he has jumped to third place in the championship, which will be decided in the last round in Lonato.
The performances of Luka Fedorenko were also excellent, marking the fourth time in the group in the qualifiers and 12th overall. The Ukrainian driver was consistently among the top ten in the heats, achieving a third place as best result and even achieving a fastest lap. The Formula K standard bearer Serafini crossed the finish line of the pre-final in seventh position, to then finish an exciting final close to the top 15. A great comeback by Ilia Berezkin who, following a qualifier where he finished with the 17th group time and the 49th time overall, finished his pre-final in 13th place, gaining nine positions from the start. The Russian also did very well in the final race of the weekend, just like his teammate Oleksiy Yaremiy, who brought another Formula K to the final after always being in the top 15, both in his group in the qualifiers and in the heats.
Fred Saareks, Elia Epifanio, Antonios Vouros and Athanasios Panagioti Zachos saw their access to the final fade, but they give encouraging signals with their IPK material and accumulated important experience in view of the next events.
A positive performance for Joel Bergstrom in OKJ: the Swede recorded the eighth group time in the qualifiers and confirmed his competitive position in the heats, in which he achieved a fourth place as his best result. Starting from 13th place in the pre-final, the Formula K driver Serafini got involved in some contacts and lost the qualification for the final by a whisker. Mika Abrahams was also fast, but unfortunately, just like his team-mate, he was slowed down by some contacts and failed to qualify for the final.
Matteo Massetani, in KZ2, achieved the 11th group time in the qualifiers and was always in the top 15 in the heats. The Italian driver was forced to retire in the pre-final while he was in 14th place and was thus deprived of the opportunity to express his potential in the final.
The next event for the Formula K drivers is set for the weekend of 9-11 April, the date on which the first round of the WSK Euro Series will take place on the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato.
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