Heats name the first protagonists in Siena's opener of the Italian ACI Karting Championship

Qualifying heats at the Circuit of Siena highlighted the speed of the early candidates to the win in the opener of the Italian ACI Karting Championship. Double finals live on TV and streaming on Sunday, April 29th.

Qualifying heats of the first round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship at the Circuit of Siena named the first candidates to the win in the double finals to be held on Sunday April 29th. Race-1 will start at 9.40 local time for all categories. Racing action will go live on AutoMotoTV (Sky 148) and live streaming at www.acisportitalia.it and the Facebook page of the Italian ACI Karting Championship. The second round of Finals will follow in the afternoon from 14.15.

National categories 60 Mini and OK-Junior will be on track as those of the single make Trophies Rok, Rotax and Easykart. The Naskart Trophy will also be at its debut, featuring Righetti Ridolfi chassis and Modena Engines.

As expected, qualifying heats of 60 Mini have been quite hard fought as they had to narrow the 80 participants down to the 34 finalists. The ten heats necessary to define the classification of the best drivers have seen the Norwegian Martinus Stenshorrne (Parolin-Tm) taking three wins, as did the British driver Coskun Irfan (Parolin-Tm), while Andrea Filaferro (Birel-Tm) won two heats. One victory went to Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Energy-Tm) and one to Flavio Olivieri (Italcorse-Tm).

In the two heats of OK-Junior, one victory each went to Tommaso Chiappini (Formula K-Tm) and Mattia Ingolfo (KR-Iame).


Qualifying stages of Rok Junior and Senior have also been very interesting. The two winners of this Italian Vortex 2018 Championship will earn a free of charge entry to the Rok race in Las Vegas on November 3rd. The two heats of Rok Junior were won by Matheus Morgato Alvarenga (Parolin-Vortex), who led Federico Cecchi (Tony Kart-Vortex) in the first and Raffaele Gulizia (Tony Kart-Vortex) in the second.

Cristian Comanducci (Tony Kart-Vortex) claimed two wins in the heats of Rok Senior. In the first, he led Pietro Delli Guanti (Exprit-Vortex), while in the second he was followed by the Polish driver Maciej Szyszko (Kosmic-Vortex).


Davide Vuano (Praga-Rotax) dominated both heats of the Rotax Trophy in Senior, while Vincenzo Scarpetta (Parolin-Rotax) did the same in the Junior.

In Easykart 125 Master, Francesco Serafini (Birel-Bmb) dominated both qualifying heats.

In the Naskart Trophy, Lapo Nencetti claimed the pole position in qualifying practice.

Complete results are available at www.acisportitalia.it.

PROGRAM. Sunday, April 29th: Race-1 for all categories from 9.40, Race-2 from 14.15, TV live coverage on AutoMotoTV (Sky 148), live streaming at www.acisportitalia.it and on the Italian ACI Karting Championship Facebook page.
LIVE ON TV AND STREAMING. AutoMotoTV (Sky 148) will broadcast the racing action live on Sunday, April 29th. The novelty is the live streaming from www.acisportitalia.it and Facebook page of the Italian ACI Karting Championship. TV specials will be aired in the ACI Sport Magazine on RAI Sport, national and about 50 local networks covering the Italian territory.
GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT. A special page with commentary, classifications and pictures will be published on the sports magazine Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday, May 4th.

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In the pictures: 1) One start of 60 Mini; 2) Rok Junior, heat; 3) Rok Senior, heat.