ARMSTRONG HAPPY TO BE RETURNING TO SARNO


Young Kiwi karter Marcus Armstrong is happy to be returning to the Sarno track near Naples this weekend for the second round of this year's WSK Super Master Series.16WSKM Armstrong wet.jpg

"Yes," the 15-year-old works Tony Kart team member said from Italy this morning, "Sarno's a favourite track for me. It's fast, has many overtaking opportunities and I'm looking forward to racing there in KZ as I have fond memories of the track from last year."

In that case Sarno hosted the final round of the 2015 WSK Super Master Series where Armstrong made a breakthrough in his inaugural year - in the KF class - claiming a  series-best second place finish in the Pre-Final and fourth in the Final to catapult from 13th to sixth in the series points standings.

This year the young Kiwi has moved up to the KZ class and has proved just as quick, setting the third quickest time in his qualifying practice session to be fifth overall heading into the races at the cold and rain-lashed opening WSK Super Master Series round at Lagni in northern Italy a fortnight ago.

The four-round WSK series attracts all the top professional teams in Europe and gives drivers like Armstrong and Tony Kart team leader, three-time World Champion Marco Ardigo, a chance to get their eye in for the three-round CIK-FIA European Championships and single round CIK-FIA World KZ Championship meeting later in the year.

This is a busy time for the young Kiwi with the third round of the WSK series at Muro Leccese between March 31 and April 3.

2016 WSK Super Master Series CALENDAR

Rnd 1: Mar 03-08 Int Circuit 7 Laghi, Pavia, Italy
Rnd 2: Mar 17-20 Int Circuit Napoli, Sarno, Italy
Rnd 3: Mar 31-Apr 03 Int Circuit La Conca, Italy
Rnd 4:  May 19-22 Adria Int Raceway, Adria, Italy

CAPTION: Marcus Armstrong (#4 Tony Kart) at speed in the freezing rain at the first round of the 2016 WSK Super Master Series a fortnight ago. Photo credit: Fast Company/Tony Kart



 

Prepared by FAST COMPANY on behalf of KartSport New Zealand. To find out more about Marcus Armstrong contact Ross MacKay on 021 677 919 or via e-mail at ross@fastcompany.co.nz


 




 

 


 

 
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