CV Performance Group got a chance of the European championship title
Lorenzo Travisanutto wins in Sweden
The year 2019 turned into a superlative for the CV Performance group. This past weekend Lorenzo Travisanutto won at the FIA Karting European championship in Kristianstad (Sweden) which is his fifth victory in a row and makes him a hot candidate for the European championship title.
After his triumph two weeks ago in Genk, the Italian driver participated at the European championship race for the title in the name of the CV Performance Group and started on the 1.221 meter long Asum Ring in Sweden. Already in qualifying he counted to the top drivers being placed second and had victories in four of five heats. With that he was also placed in the second starting position for the final. In the race of over 25 laps, he showed his full potential, took over the leading position after only a few laps and was leading far ahead. In the end his direct persecutor came close but Lorenzo kept the necessary calmness and won. With that he is placed only two points under the leader in the championship and has the chance to get the title at the European championship final in mid July in France.
Additionally to Lorenzo also two of his team colleagues Nikolas Pirttilathi and Kobe Pauwels made the entry into the final of the 34 best drivers. The Finnish driver Prittilathi was placed in top ten being ranked eighth in the qualifying and confirmed his presentation also in the heats. In the final he also delivered a great race and was partially ranked eighth. Ultimately, he saw the checkered flag coming in eleventh but subsequently got a front fairing penalty which placed him on rank 16. In the European championship evaluation he is ranked 13th.
The young Belgian driver Kobe Pauwels celebrated his first points in the European championship in Kristianstad. In the heats he was sensational and achieved four strong results being placed in positions four, five, six and nine. Unfortunately, being placed on rank 21 in one heat threw him back which placed him on position 18 for the final. With another great performance he fought his way three ranks up and ultimately made it onto place 15 in the points ranking.
Head of the team, Christian Voß, was in best mood after this weekend:
I am slowly lacking words. This is the fifth weekend where we drive home with a trophy in our luggage – it could not go any better. Also Nikolas and Kobe delivered strong results and underlined the possibilities of our race material by Kart Republic and IAME. I thank all drivers, mechanics, team members, partners and sponsors for their support and the first-class collaboration.
After the race marathon of the past few weeks the team can take a breath. They will continue July 20th to 23rd at the WSK Euro Series in Lonato. However, already this upcoming weekend both GT4-fosterlings Luzi Trefz and Jan-Philipp Sprigob start the second run of the ADAC GT4 Germany on the Red Bull ring in Austria. Trefz also participated this weekend at the GT4 European Series on the Paul Ricard Circuit and finished the races excellent being placed six and second in his category.