Kiwi kart ace Marcus Armstrong is at the Zuera kart track in northern Spain this weekend, contesting the second round of this year's CIK-FIA European KZ Karting Championships.16CIKFIAEuroChampsRnd1FrMarcusArmstrong-2.jpg

The 15-year-old from Christchurch, who drives for the works Tony Kart team, finished 12th at the opening round in France last month and after a positive test in Spain this week is keen for another strong result this weekend.

"We had an unofficial test earlier this week," he said on Thursday," and the track is great in a KZ. It's probably the fastest track on the calendar and definitely the biggest. We approach Turn 1 at just over 160km/h and have a half lift for the corner! The track surface isn't fantastic though as tyre wear has been an issue, however our outright lap times have been among the best. The weather was really nice when we tested, too, so I can't wait to race here."

Sharing the limelight with the premier KZ class at Zuera this weekend are the new OK and OK Junior classes with the opening rounds of their European Championship series. All up the meeting has attracted 145 entries across the three classes with 34 countries represented.

Armstrong's works Tony Kart squad teammate, Marco Ardigo leads the point standings in the KZ class after his first round win in France last month from fellow Italian Flavio Camponeschi and Frenchman Jeremy Iglesias.

The KZ2 Final can be viewed via Livestream at:

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KZ class Points after Rnd 1 of 3
1. Marco Ardigo 49
2. Jeremy Iglesias 38
3. Flavio Camponeschi 33
4. Paolo De Conto 32
5. Jorge Carlos Pescador 31
6. Patrik Hajek 28
7. Jordan Lennox-Lamb 22
8. Rick Dreezen 21
9. Jorrit Pex 16
10. Anthony Abbasse13
11. Simo Puhakka 12
12. Marcus Armstrong 12
13. Jonathan Thonon 10


2016 CIK-FIA European KZ & KZ2 Championships
Rnd 1: April 20-24 Circuit Int'l D'Aunay Les Bois, France
Rnd 2: May 12-15 Zuera, Spain
Rnd 3: July 28-31 Genk, Belgium  

CAPTION: Marcus Armstrong (#4 Tony Kart) in action at a recent round of the 2016 WSK Super Master Series. Photo credit: Fast Company/Tony Kart.

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