Karting Championship heading towards exciting climax | 07 September 2019
The 2019 senior sprint karting season is heading to an exciting climax with seven out of the possible 10 championship rounds already completed, and the protagonists vying for championship titles are beginning to emerge after last Sunday’s round. With dropped rounds coming up between now and the November final, some drivers are almost there.
In the SFW women’s class, flu-ridden Liza Rene-Cosgrow, who had missed the last two rounds, clawed back to the top of the table with a win, whilst previous leader Mitra Labrosse had many issues and could only manage fifth place overall.
The biggest surprise was newcomer Kerry-Anne Bonté who took second place, and even led the final for the first few laps before a spinning. Steffi Sofa also performed well to take third place, with another newcomer Jasmine Hoareau fourth overall.
The gap between Liza and Mitra is now just five points before the best rounds are calculated.
In SF4, Cedric Ah-Time took a comfortable victory with Salama Entete in second position, whilst Lopez Anacoura, who had harried Salama throughout the race, could only manage third. Hamed Ghislain, also a newcomer to this class, took fourth place with Dean Maillet fifth.
Cedric has a 14-point advantage over Lopez with Salama a further 4 points adrift of Lopez.
SF3 was once again won by Denilson Melanie, and with this win he has one hand on the title. His closest challenger in second place is Loïc Scharfenberg, whilst Jean David came back from a big crash at the last round to claim third position overall. Carlos Renaud, also a newcomer, took fourth place overall.
Denilson has a 52-point advantage from second placed Loïc and needs only another win or two to claim the SF3 crown.
SF2 was won by Damian Bonnelame and his win was made easy as his closest challenger on the day, Rennick Bonnelame had a couple of spins that dropped his to the back but he eventually claimed second place. Dean Germain had to fend off a hard charging Fabio William for third place as William settled for fourth position, Mitra Labrosse was fifth and Krisl Gopal sixth.
Rennick heads the table with 54 points ahead of Damian with Dean a further 11 points behind Damian. Barring any mishaps between now and November, Rennick may be heading to his first SF2 title.
SF1 was won by Liza Rene-Cosgrow after a dogfight with Dave Rene in the 10-lap final. Guesting in one of Dave’s karts, Mitra Labrosse did well in the pre-final to take third place but was unlucky to drop out of the final with a detached radiator, whilst Andy Denousse retired later due to fatigue.
The gap between Dave who leads from Liza is only three points, and as this class has fewer rounds than the rest, all the points may count in the end. So, for the moment the title is wide open.