Kiwi karter Marcus Armstrong enjoyed a strong run at the second round of Italy's WSK Champions Cup kart series at La Conca over the weekend, qualifying seventh and finishing the Final sixth.15wskarmstrong la conca r1a.jpg


The weekend before, at the first round of this season's WSK Champions Cup Series at the same track the 14-year-old from Christchurch who is this year driving for the works Tony Kart team, qualified 10th and finished two of the three heats in the top 15 before working his way up to 10th in the Pre-Final.


However an engine issue saw him complete only 12 of the 16 laps of the rain-lashed Final.


This weekend he carded a 10-9-17 run through the qualifying heats, ended up back in15th place in the Pre-Final, but worked his way forward from there for a breakthrough sixth spot in the Final.


"Not a bad weekend," he said on Monday, "and an improvement from last week for sure."


It was also a good weekend for Armstrong's Tony Kart team, his teammate, Dane Nicklas Nielsen, who qualified on pole before winning the first qualifying heat, the Pre-Final and the Final.



Impressing with a sixth place in the KF Final at La Conca on Sunday was Kiwi karting international Marcus Armstrong. Photo credit: Tony Kart


2015 WKS Champions Cup Rnd 2 International Circuit La Conca Italy Fri-Sun Feb 06-08 


Qualifying Practice (QP)


1. Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart/Vortex/Vega) 46.252

2. Tom Bale (FA Alonso/Vortex/Vega) 46.319

3. Alexander Vartanyan (Tony Kart/Vortex/Vega) 46.332

4. Karol Basz (Kosmic/Vortex/Vega) 46.365

5. Max Fewtrell (FA Alonso/Vortex/Vega) 46.456

6. Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart/Vortex/Vega) 46.461

7. Marcus Armstrong (Tony Kart/Vortex/Vega) 46.461

8. Casper Roes Andersen (FA Alonso/Vortex/Vega) 46.473

9. Martijn Van Leeuwen (CRG/TM/Vega) 46.487

10. Juan Correa (Energy/TM/Vega) 46.507


Qualifying Heat 1

1. Nicklas Nielsen 12 laps

2. Karol Basz +1.354

3. Tom Bale +1.786


10. Marcus Armstrong +9.215


Qualifying Heat 2

1. Karol Basz 12 laps

2. Leonardo Lorandi +2.117

3. Max Fewtrell +2.860


9. Marcus Armstrong +10.827


Qualifying  Heat 3

1. Karol Basz 12 laps

2. Leonardo Lorandi +2.328

3.  Nicklas Nielsen + 10.155


17. Marcus Armstrong +38.537


Pre Final (PF) 16 laps

1. Nicklas Nielsen 16 laps

2. Karol Basz  +1.486

3. Casper Roes Anderson +10.670


15. Marcus Armstrong +15.439



1. Nicklas Nielsen 20 laps

2. Karol Basz +0.318

3. Casper Roes Andersen +5.025

4. Richard Verschoor +8.637

5. Alexander Vartanyan +8.878

6. Marcus Armstrong +9.703

7. Martijn Van Leeuwen +9.948

8. Leonardo Lorandi +11.120

9. Tom Bale +11.499

10. Juan Correa +11.894

CLICK HERE for video of the KF Final from last week's Round 1


CLICK HERE for event results


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