With a three-way line up of OKJ drivers, Pantano Team and his Team Principal Giorgio Pantano has attended the 25th edition of the Winter Cup at South Garda Karting track in Lonato (BS).
With a more then 300 entris, the international karting event is one of th most important of th whole season and the Italian team started the racing week end putting the maximum effort to succeed in the super competitive OKJ category. Unfortunately one of the three drivers, KE, has been forced to give up for a painful ribs problem that didn’t not allowed him to keep driving. The other team official driver, Capietto and Smith, were very consistent but a but unlucky with an accident each during the heats which pulled them back in the Pre Final grid.
Despite the their pace just Capietto took the right to get the access to the Final whilst Smith had to renounce due to the unlucky accident in the heat which had effected too much his overall score.
In the Final Capietto shown, as well as in the Roud 1 of the WSK SMS, an incredible pace (very close t the best lap overall) but he scored “only” 22th for starting very far back on the grid after the same unlucky event in the heats as well as his team mate Smith. A big shame for the drivers and the team which are both definitely ready to fight for the TOP positions in the OKJ category.
Next week Pantano Team will attend the second round of the WSK Super Master Series.
Giorgio Pantano: “ I’am so sorry for KE who had to stop immeditaly the event for the ribs problem and for Capietto and Smith who had both a very good pace. Especially for Smith was a big shame to have not attended the Final who really deserved. Next time will be better, it’ s all about experience.”