There was an early end to Kiwi kart ace Marcus Armstrong's weekend at the second round of the 2016 CIK-FIA European KZ Karting Championships in Spain on Sunday.16CIKFIAEuroChampsRnd2SpainMarcuArmstrong-1 (2).jpg

The 15-year-old works Tony Kart driver from Christchurch finished 15th in the Pre-Final but crashed out of the Final on the first lap.

It was a frustrating finish to a weekend which had started so well, Armstrong topping the KZ class time sheets in the first practice session on Friday then being eighth quickest out of the field of 20 in the qualifying practice session on Saturday morning.

A fifth place in the second qualifying heat race helped earn him 11th spot on the grid for the Pre-Final in which he finished 15th. But that was as good as it got with the young Kiwi having to wait now until the end of July for the third and final round of the 2016 European champs at Genk in Belgium.

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) at the Zuera track in Spain over the weekend. 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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