'CUP' PACE BODES WELL FOR ARMSTRONG THIS

 WEEKEND


The speed young Kiwi karter Marcus Armstrong has shown in the two early season 'Cup' meetings in Italy this year bodes well for the 15-year-old from Christchurch's fortunes at the opening round of this year's WSK Super Master Series at Pavia near Milan this weekend.16WSKWinterCupMarcusArmstronginpits-1.jpg

Works Tony Kart driver Armstrong has been quick since stepping up to the 6-speed/125cc KZ2 class at the start of the year. He qualified fourth and started the Pre-Final from P6 on the gird at the Champions Cup meeting at Adria early in early February, then qualified ninth and set the fastest race lap and finished 12th in the Final at the Winter Cup meeting at Lonato in Brescia a fortnight later.

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.

At just 15 years of age Armstrong and Italian hot shot Leonardo Lorandi are by far the youngest drivers contesting the KZ2 class this year, with Marco Ardigo now 32 and most of the drivers between 20 and 35 years of age.

If anything Armstrong's task will be made harder this weekend by the combining of the premier KZ and KZ2 classes to make a 46-strong field.

Despite that the young Kiwi is forthright about his chances.

"We have all the aspects covered to gain some results but it's a case of displaying it among all these professional drivers."

Live Streaming of PreFinals and Finals HERE

CALENDAR

2016 WSK Super Master Series
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 (#2 Tony Kart) competing and in the pits at the recent Winter Cup meeting in Italy. 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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