Another title for Pedro Hiltbrand: after the KZ2 Spanish championship, the OK European championship and the KZ2 International Cup, for the Spaniard it’s time to celebrate OK World Championship! Second place for Karols Basz and third for Felice Tiene.
Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG – Parilla) takes the lead followed by Russian Alexander Smoylar(Tony Kart – Vortex), reigning world champion Karol Basz (Kosmic – Vortex), Paavo Tonteri (CRG – Parilla) and Felice Tiene (CRG – Parilla). It takes just a few corners for Smoylar to go off the track, while Polish driver takes the lead of the race tailed by Hiltbrand and Christian Lundgaard (Ricciardo – Parilla), who grabs the third place.
Basz seems to be slower than his rivals, and loses two positions in favour of Tonteri and Lundgaard, but from lap ten the Polish driver changes his pace, and chases his second world title stealing the lead from Hiltbrand who shadows him.
On lap 18 Hilbrand overtakes Basz, who goes wide and falls to third position behind Tonteri, but he immediately takes the runner up position back. On lap 19 Lundgaard goes out for a contact with Tiene, and Hiltbrand takes home the title followed by Basz and Tiene.
Frenchman Victor Martins wins the OK Junior world championship after a hard fought final race! David Vidales finishes in second position and Théo Pourchaire in third.
At the beginning of the European championship, nobody knew who he was, but now Victor Martins (Kosmic – Parilla) is the the king of the night here in Bahrain, he is the OK Junior world champion!
David Vidales (Tony Kart – Vortex) starts well the final race, followed by CRG’s Gianluca De Castro Petecof (CRG – Parilla) and Martins, but he goes wide and loses the lead of the race. 2016 OK Junior European champion Fin Kenneally (FA Kart – Vortex) is in fourth because of a contact immediately after the start. The leading quartet starts swapping positions until the mid-race, when an huge battle with Petecof, Kiern Jewiss(Exprit – TM), Vidales, Kenneally and Pourchaire flares up, and Marting gets away from the group.
Behind leader’s shoulders it’s a battle between Pourchaire, Vidales and Petecof for podium places, and the first two drivers find their way to it.
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