ADAC Kart Masters Wackersdorf: Master and Runner-Up title for CVPG
Louis Kulke as overall winner of the X30 Seniors
Last weekend could hardly have been any more successful for the CV Performance Group in Wackersdorf, Bavaria. At the final of the ADAC Kart Masters, the team around Christian Voss once again started with a large number of drivers in the last two races of the season and celebrated an almost perfect performance in the end. With Jens Treuer (Mini) and Herolind Nuredini (OK Junior) two runner-up titles in the championship went to the Kart Republic team. For Louis Kulke it was even enough for the overall victory in the X30 seniors.
With 13 drivers, the CV Performance Group team tent was packed again last weekend at the Prokart Raceland in Wackersdorf. The team started ambitiously in the final event of the national ADAC race series. After lastly good races during the course of the season, the CVPG intervened in three classes with title ambitions in the racing events of the overall 156 pilots and convinced with remarkable performances.
Jens Treuer and Niklas Cassarino were at the absolute top of the Mini. Cassarino led the internal ranking in third place after the preliminary rounds ahead of Treuer in fourth place. In the races, however, Jens took over the scepter and finished with two second places as runner-up of the new category. Niklas kept the connection to his team-mate and was also in the top group of the junior class being placed third and sixth.
Moritz Weber and Luke Kornder completed the CVPG quartet behind them. Luke collected important championship points in 10th and 13th place respectively. For Moritz, things were still looking promising after finishing eighth in the first round. However, brawls threw the youngster back to 17th position in the final.
Herolind Nuredini grabbed the steering wheel with title chances in the overall classification at the OK Juniors. In the first race, the driver from Oststeinbek raced from fourth to second place, but was only ranked tenth after a time penalty. In the final, the young pilot underlined his qualities once again. From tenth place Herolind passed his opponents and narrowly missed the victory in second place as runner-up championship. In addition, Torben Gröndahl also provided good results. In positions six and nine, the Kart Republic racer scraped past a trophy only by a hair’s breath.
The weekend was difficult for Matias Salonen at the OK Seniors. In the preliminary races after a failure only in position 16, the Finnish driver unfortunately did not have the necessary luck in the races either. In the end, the racer, being placed 15th in the final, was only a few points short of a top-five finish in the championship. Arthur Tohum also did not really get into the rhythm and was placed 19th in the first race not meeting his expectations.
Louis Kulke, on the other hand, showed a brilliant performance in the X30 seniors. With second place in the first race, the driver from Bad Salzuflen already drove to the safe championship title. In the finale, Louis made his mark on the weekend. With a victory, the youngster set an exclamation point at the end of the season and gave the team the championship title for the fourth time in a row in the X30 seniors. Philipp Gogollok also put himself in the spotlight with his best result of the season so far. After finishing ninth in the first race, the CVPG protégé even finished en route to the top five in the final, but was placed tenth after a penalty.
For Maximilian Dappert, the event started with a bang as second in qualifying. In the scoring races, however, he partly fell back into the chasing field and had to assert himself in tough positional battles. In the end Maximilian still scored a respectable result being placed eighth. Ferdinand Winter was still in a promising third position after the preliminary races, but was thrown back to the end of the field in the first race after a collision. Ferdinand skilfully fought his way up to 13th place in the final. Florian Rissler unfortunately did not find the necessary speed for a positioning in the point ranks in Wackersdorf and finished the races in places 20 and 23.
With three championship trophies in his pocket, Christian Voß drew a satisfied Wackersdorf conclusion in the evening: "Our hard work over the season paid off today. Louis has once again demonstrated his skills in the X30 and deserved the title. Herolind and Jens missed their chance to win. Nevertheless, they did a great job and underlined our potential."
But the season for the CV Performance Group is not over yet. Already next weekend, the team from Niederzissen will go to the second run of the Champions of the Future in Portimao, Portugal, and the subsequent FIA Kart World Championship at the same place.