Niklas Enholm starts 2018 season with victory!

Posted by FKC on 2018-04-03

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For the third year in a row GoKart PRIX season opens with race in SMC Gokart indoor track. Configuration of the track has been slightly changed comparing to the previous year – turn 11 got smoother. Therefore lap times got faster. 12 participants were splitted into 2 groups. After two qualification sessions, surprisingly, 5 racers showed their best lap times in Q1! One of them was Igor Scavlev who was in top 6 after Q1, but got kicked out to Final B by Bart van Wijngaarden who set better lap time than Igor in Q2 (by 0,034 seconds). Championship rookie Lars Wiezell was able to push reigning champion Emil Östman from top 3. But the best in both qualification sessions was Niklas Enholm who was faster than Martin Brzezinka by 0,2 seconds.

 
Qualification Total Results        
Nr Name Best total lap time Best lap time Q1 Best lap time Q2 Group
1 Niklas Enholm 31,032 31,054 31,032 G2
2 Martin Brzezinka 31,230 31,230 31,686 G2
3 Lars Wiezell 31,252 31,565 31,252 G1
4 Emil Ostman 31,269 31,269 31,808 G2
5 Martin Krus 31,377 31,639 31,377 G1
6 Bart van Wijngaarden 31,731 31,992 31,731 G2
7 Igor Scavlev 31,765 31,765 31,808 G1
8 Paulius Poska 32,133 32,629 32,133 G1
9 Tomas Jancauskas 32,154 32,154 32,328 G2
10 Slawomir Wachowski 32,192 32,502 32,192 G2
11 Jarek Kwapisz 32,312 32,312 32,348 G1
12 Vitautas Poska 32,559 32,914 32,559 G1

In Final B there was a battle between Lithuanians Paulius Poska and Tomas Jancauskas. Tomas passed Paulius, but then lost his position not without a contact. All this helped Igor to stay in the front and to gain a comfort lead. On the background another battle happened between two Polish drivers Jarek Kwapisz and Slavomir Wachowski, where Jarik won it.
 
Final B Results        
Nr Name Kart Start POS Change Best lap time
1 Igor Scavlev 12 1 = 31,465
2 Paulius Poska 1 2 = 32,172
3 Tomas Jancauskas 11 3 = 31,842
4 Jarek Kwapisz 2 5 +1 32,165
5 Slawomir Wachowski 3 4 -1 31,916
6 Vitautas Poska 7 6 = 33,046
 


There was a lot of fighting and very intense moments in Final A. Martin Brzezinka was struggling with his gokart and lost 2 positions. Martin Krus had the opposite luck and was able to overtake 3 opponents and finish 2nd. On the last lap Emil rubbed some tires on the side of the track and got injured. Luckily everything ended well for him. But the best mood had Niklas who dominated this race and got his first victory in GoKart PRIX. Congratulations!

 
Final A Results        
Nr Name Kart Start POS Change Best lap time
1 Niklas Enholm 1 1 = 30,760
2 Martin Krus 2 5 +3 31,804
3 Lars Wiezell 12 3 = 31,403
4 Martin Brzezinka 7 2 -2 32,749
5 Bart van Wijngaarden 3 6 +1 32,191
6 Emil Ostman 11 4 -2 32,206

Thanks to all participants for participation! :) And thanks to SMC Gokart staff for support!

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2019 Kista GoKart PRIX O'Learys Stockholm Kista Event Center
23-Nov-2019-11:30

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Registered Drivers
1 Christer Ekman
2 Slawomir Wachowski
3 Niklas Enholm
4 Mattias Norling