Gabriel Gomez in the OK class and Lewis Wherrell in the OK-Junior class were both at the top in the Final at the previous meeting in the Czech Republic, but in the end victory eluded them. In Denmark, they took magnificent revenge by dominating the Final of this highly anticipated meeting. This was the very…
A big first in Třinec with Turney and Bondarev in charge
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The series not to be missed in 2023
Launched in 2020 by promoter RGMMC, the Champions of the Future series has become a must for the best international drivers and teams. Some of the biggest names in the world have already won the competition, some of them now in single-seaters. In 2023, the Champions of the Future Euro Series will be held over…
Exciting finale in Franciacorta
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Spectacle and excitement at Kristianstad
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Nakamura-Berta and Matveev make the difference in Zuera
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Races, drivers and teams of a very high standard for the opening of the Euro Series
128 drivers, 48 nationalities, four days of racing, 34 Qualifying Heats and two suspenseful Finals! Four weeks after the opening of the season in Italy with the Winter Series in Franciacorta, the 2022 season of Champions of the Future has just experienced another exciting meeting in Portugal. The first of the four Euro Series events…
Exceptional Inaugural Winter Series at Franciacorta!
The start to the 2022 racing season of Champions of the Future couldn’t have been better than this, with fresh track in the international calendar for the new Winter Series! The new Winter Series kicked off at the Franciacorta Karting track, and straight away it proved a success! Most of the top names in international…
Tsolov and Deligny take last victories while Camara and Slater seal the titles!
The final round of this year’s Champions of the Future series took place in the sunny Campillos, on the South of Spain, next to Malaga. A record number of drivers took part in the event, with over 60 OK drivers in attendance and the Juniors even exceeding 100 drivers!
The OK category was absolutely dominated by Nikola Tsolov from the Qualifying Practice all the way till the final, with the Bulgarian talent being practically unbeatable. In Junior it looked to be a similar case with David Walther, but in the final Enzo Deligny found that little extra necessary to clinch the victory!
The Junior field recorded the highest number of drivers in a single category in the series’ history, so many that it had to be split into four qualifying groups for the first time. From the first group however, it was clear that David Walther (Koski Motorsport) and Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) had set lap times that would be very difficult to beat. Due to the position system however, second place would go to Tomas Stolcermanis (Energy Corse) and third to Jan Przyrowsi (Tony Kart Racing team).
Throughout the qualifying heats Walther went on unbeaten, ahead of Maksim Orlov (Parolin Motorsport) and Stolcermanis. Behind them, Rehm scored three wins but had two more difficult heats that put him in 4th place, while Enzo Deligny (Parolin Motorsport) made a comeback from 11th in the qualifying practice to 5th.
Walther’s blistering speed continued in the prefinal with one more win, but Deligny made another three places to come breathing down his neck. Stolcermanis and Rehm finished third and fourth.
Deligny showed his intentions in the final, quickly overpowering Walther and taking the lead, to drive to victory, while Stolcermanis once again finished third to complete the podium! The big surprises of the race were outside the top-10, where Anatholy Khavalkin (Parolin Motorsport) made up 23 positions from his starting position to finish 12th and right behind him Ean Eyckmans (Kosmic Racing Department) made up 18 places to 13th.
The biggest surprise from the OK category was the absence of Kimi Antonelli, the Italian having moved to Formula 4 and being unable to defend his championship lead. That left Arvid Lindblad (KR Motorsport), Joe Turney (Tony Kart Racing team) and Rafael Camara (KR Motorsport) right behind him in the standings as the favorites! However, it was Nikola Tsolov (DPK Racing) who got the pole position, with Camara second and Gabriel Gomez (CRG Racing Team) making a surprise third place!
In the qualifying heats Tsolov kept setting the benchmark, with camara maintaining second, but Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (BirelArt Racing) taking third. Camara’s title rivals in the meantime, Lindblad and Turney were left making up ground from 12th to 6th place and from 19th to 17th respectively!
Tsolov continued his streak in the prefinal, but it was Norton Andreasson (Ward Racing) who took second place ahead of Camara. The final was one more demonstration of Tsolov’s dominance who went from qualifying to final on the top step. Camara regained second, and it was Lindblad who made a great 5-place comeback to get back on the podium!
Slater and Camara are the Champions!
Slater, due to his great comeback in the final, managed to overtake Kutskov for the title, with Kutskov second and Popov third. The three had such lead in the points that they were able to maintain the top-3 in the championship despite a difficult race where all main contenders qualified far outside the top-10.
In OK, Camara’s strong performance helped him overtake Lindblad for the titles, the latter being on damage limitation after a bad qualifying, while third place went to Tsolov.
Live Streaming, Highlights, and media galleries
The Champions of the Future follows a long tradition of RGMMC productions who have invested in top-level media coverage with live streaming through the weekend, and daily interview and highlights.
All races, as well as interviews and highlights, were made available on the RGMMC Productions Youtube channel. More information and complete results can always be found on the Champions of the Future Series official website www.championskarting.com, the RGMMC Group website www.rgmmc.com, and the Champions of the Future Facebook and Instagram pages with the handle @championskarting.
Photo credits: The RaceBox / RGMMC
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