Excitement as Round 2 of the 2024 IAME Euro Series Unfolds at Franciacorta

The first weekend of may marked the second thrilling round of the 2024 IAME Euro Series as it embarked at the iconic Franciacorta Karting Track in Italy. Situated amidst the picturesque vineyards of Franciacorta, the track’s undulating layout promised to test the skills of over 235 drivers entered from around the globe. The weekend kicked off with sunny skies and warm temperatures, setting the stage for high-octane racing action.

X30 Mini: Youthful Spirit Shines Bright at Franciacorta

In the X30 Mini category, our young talents once again captivated with their intensity on the track. Friday’s qualifying session saw Harry Williams (Oliver Rowland Motorsport),Sushmani Khera (Fusion Motorsport), and Jayer Sarlath (Fusion Motorsport) emerge as the top contenders. Throughout the heats, intense battles ensued, but it was Maxim Bobreshov (Fusion Motorsport) who emerged victorious, followed closely by Ludwig Granquist (Falcon Racing Team) and Austin Newstead (BMR).

Their relentless pursuit of victory continued in the Superheats where Granquist emerged ahead, with Bobreshov second and Newstead third, setting the stage for an electrifying final showdown. After an intense battle Will Green (Jamie Green Racing) prevailed from Bruno Priam (Spirit-Racing.CH) on a photo finish while Bobreshov completed the podium.

X30 Junior: Rising Stars Illuminate the Track

Rising stars fought tooth and nail in the X30 Junior category for supremacy. Harrison Mackie’s (Fusion Motorsport) stellar performance put him clearly ahead of the rest of the field in qualifying. Behind him Scott Kin Lindblom (Fusion Motorsport) second and Riley Cranham (Fusion Motorsport) made it a strong top-3 for the team.

In a complete cleansweep of the qualifying heats Harrison Mackie continued his dominance, followed by Lindblom and Tadgh Buckley (Mick Barrett Racing), as the trio finished the superheats as well in the same order.

The final saw promised a lot of excitement, with many changes for the lead. Eventually Mackie took the checkered flag first, but it was nothing close to straightforward as only 0.145 split him from Tadgh Buckley and Riley Cranham!

X30 Senior: Ferrari takes a surprise victory at first appearance

In the fiercely competitive X30 Senior category, Danny Carenini (Zanchi Motorsport) dominated the proceedings of the four qualifying groups ahead of Natalia Granada (MOL Racing) and championship leader Marcus Luzio (Premium Racing). After 6 qualifying heats Carenini was unbeaten, winning every single one. Cristian Biasatti (TB Kart Racing Team) finished the qualifying heats behind him, while Riccardo Ferrari (Zanchi Motorsport) showed his intentions finishing third, and despite the fierce battles in the superheats the order remained unchanged for the final starting grid.

The final saw no less than 6 different victory contenders as neither were able to hold on to the lead which ended up going to newcomer Riccardo Ferrari, with the weekend favorite Carenini finishing second, and third place going to Andy Ratel (Pantano Racing Team) who made no less than 12 places!

Championship Outlook After Franciacorta

After the thrilling races at Franciacorta, the championship standings have seen several moves. In X30 Mini, Will Green’s strong performance elevates him to the top spot, closely pursued by Austin Newsted and Bruno Priam. In X30 Junior, Harrison Mackie’s stellar showing propels him into the lead, with Tadgh Buckley and Riley Cranham in hot pursuit. Meanwhile, in X30 Senior, despite his final position Marcus Luzio maintains his position at the top, trailed by Danny Carenini and Riccardo Ferrari. With each race, the intensity grows as drivers vie for supremacy, setting the stage for an electrifying second half to the 2024 IAME Euro Series.

Provisional Classification:

X30 Mini

1- GREEN Will (GBR) 52 Points
2- NEWSTEAD Austin (GBR) 47 Points
3- BRUNO Priam (BEL) 40 Points
4- BOBRESHOV Maxim (ARE) 33 Points
5- WARNER Oliver (GBR) 25 Points

X30 Junior
1- MACKIE Harrison (GBR) 51 Points
2- BUCKLEY Tadgh (IRL) 50 Points
3- CRANHAM Riley (GBR) 37 Points
4- PRADIER Thomas (FRA) 36 Points
5- MAÑACH Benjamin (ESP) 30 Points

X30 Senior
1- LUZIO Marcus (GBR) 49 Points
2- CARENINI Danny (ITA) 43 Points
3- FERRARI Riccardo (ITA) 33 Points
4- MACLAUGHLIN Fionn (IRL) 31 Points
5- OUTRAN Clement (FRA) 28 Points

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