28.02.14

Verstappen the KF European Champion

Three weeks after being crowned European KZ Champion, Max Verstappen repeated the achievement by winning another European Championship, in the KF category, a unique performance at this level.

Three weeks after being crowned European KZ Champion, Max Verstappen repeated the achievement by winning another European Championship, in the KF category, a unique performance at this level. However it was the Dane Nicklas Nielsen who led the first race in Spain before being ousted without much sportsmanship from the final in Italy.

Nielsen the master at Alcaniz

Nicklas Nielsen (Kosmic-Vortex-Vega) played the right card on the very fast Motorland Aragon circuit and reached top form at the end of the meeting. Constantly in the top five since qualifying, he was very successful in the final, taking the lead from the second lap, then was slightly out of reach of his fellow Dane Christian Sorensen (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) at the finish. Max Verstappen (CRG-TM-Vega) was pushing the latter, but only reached the 3rd step of the podium.

Moineault wins at Ortona, Verstappen the Champion

Poleman after qualifying, and leader in the heats, Nicklas Nielsen was unable to defend his chances in the championship final, after he was ejected from the track on the first lap. Max Verstappen and the Pole Karol Basz (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) indulged in long duel for the win and the title on the bumpy Abruzzo track. Then yet another driver, the French Valentin Moineault (ART GP-TM-Vega) beat them on the line. Christian Sorensen took the opportunity to infiltrate into third position ahead of Karol Basz.

This meant that Max Verstappen was crowned European Champion at the end of this intense fight until the last metres, Valentin Moineault becoming Vice-Champion and Christian Sorensen finishing 3rd ahead of Karol Basz; these three drivers had the same score. Nicklas Nielsen was not at all comforted by 5th position.