Championnat d’Europe OK et OKJ Ampfing 2018
OKJ – Finale
3ème BORTOLETO GABRIEL (CRG / TM)
OK – Finale
9ème HILTBRAND PEDRO (CRG / TM)
10ème ROSSO ANDREA (CRG / TM)
CRG ON THE PODIUM WITH BORTOLETO IN AMPFING’S OK-JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
CRG and Gabriel Bortoleto secured a good result in the third round of the European Championship in OK-Junior. In OK, Pedro Hiltbrand had to concede the first place of the classification, as he was ninth in the Final, but the final classifications will be defined in the closer at Essay.
The third round of the CIK-FIA European Championship for OK and OK-Junior took place in Germany, on the 1.063 meters of the circuit in Ampfing.CRG drivers have been shining in both categories also in this round held in Bavaria. The two main contenders, Pedro Hiltbrand in OK and Gabriel Bortoleto in OK-Junior, gave their best to stay close to the top of the classification. The best end result went to Bortoleto in OK-Junior: the quick Brazilian driver secured in fact an important third place, after starting the Final on pole and he now stands second in the Championship. Hiltbrand lacked a little bit of pace instead and lost the classification lead.
BORTOLETO ON THE PODIUM IN OK-JUNIOR. In OK-Junior, Bortoleto claimed a well deserved podium and in truth P3 was quite tight on him due to his performance during the whole weekend in Ampfing. The third place allowed Bortoleto to get the second place of the classification though at 52 points, equal with Minì and only 17 shy of Aron, who claimed his second win in Ampfing reaching 69 points.
The American Tyler Maxson also run the OK-Junior final and closed his effort in 27th place, while Enzo Trulli recovered from 33rd up to 25th. Alfio Andrea Spina and Christian Ho could not qualify due to an incident in the closing heat, while Paolo Gallo could not qualify either on Kalì-Kart. Xizheng Huang could not partake in the race due to the pain coming from a muscle contracture as Nikhil Bohra, who suffered from rib pain.
HILTBRAND HARD-FIGHTER IN OK. In OK, alongside Pedro Hiltbrand, Andrea Rosso also took part in the Final. He could have started higher up on the grid, had he not received a penalty in the first qualifying heat, as Callum Bradshaw who experienced an unlucky retirement in the closing heat. Hiltbrand crossed the finish line in ninth place at the end of a hard-fought race, pipping team mate Andrea Rosso. Callum Bradshaw managed to recover from the back of the grid up to P21. Hiltbrand had to concede the classification lead and is now second 19 points shy of Janker, who won the race thanks to the renounce of marque-mate Travisanutto (who is out of the games anyway), who handed the victory to Janker at the finish line. Regarding the other CRG drivers, Ayrton Fontecha could not qualify for the final, despite a strong qualifying session, Asia Mondino did not qualify either.
The two OK and OK-Junior Championships will reach their conclusion on August 5th in France with the fourth round that will be run in Essay. Classifications are still quite open in both categories, thanks also to the two mandatory discards of the worst results of qualfiying heats and Finals.