An upbeat Marcus Armstrong is confident of an even better showing at the second round of this year's WSK Super Master kart racing series in Italy this weekend.15armstrongwskr1leadingbig.jpg


The 14-year-old from Christchurch finished tenth in the KF2 class Final at the opening series round at La Conca a fortnight ago but had earlier crossed the line fourth in his Pre-Final.


Unfortunately a penalty for crossing a track line relegated him to eighth, meaning he had to start the Final from P15 on the grid.


That shows he has the pace to run with works Tony Kart teammate Nicklas Nielsen and round one KF2 class winner Karol Basz, and he rates the Castelletto circuit as one of the best.


"It's a fantastic circuit, my favourite on the calendar," he said last night. "I had good results there at the European Rotax round last year and we tested there last week and everything seemed very positive. So yes, I'm very much  looking forward to being back there this weekend."


Armstrong will be one of over 190 drivers contesting this weekend's meeting and after the first round (of four) lies 11th in the KF2 class series points standings currently being led by Polish driver Basz from Dane Nielsen and Martin van Leeuwen from the Netherlands.



2015 WSK Master Series (Italy)

Points after Rnd 1 of 4

1. Karol Basz 80

2. Nicklas Nielsen 60

3. Martin van Leeuwen 40

4. Casper Roes 32

5. Leonardo Lorandi 24

6. Max Fewtrell 19

7. Ben Hanley 17

8. Tom Joyner 16

9. Hannes Janker 15

10. Lorenzo Travisanutto 14

11. Marcus Armstrong 11



Rnd 1 Adria International Raceway Thurs-Sun March 05-March 08

Rnd 2 International Circuit 7 Laghi Thurs-Sun March 19-22

Rnd 3 International Circuit La Conca Muro Leccese Thurs-Sun April 09-April 12

Rnd 4 International Circuit Napoli Sarno Thurs-Sun April 23-26



Kiwi Marcus Armstrong (#202) in action at the opening WSK  Super Master Series at Adria in Italy a fortnight ago. Photo credit: Fast Company/Tony Kart


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