CVPG completes World-Cup in the Top-Ten
Double weekend in Portimao - Portugal
With five drivers, the CV Performance Group travelled to Portugal for the FIA Kart World Championship and, as the reigning world champion team, got into the act again in the top ranks. Upstream, they took advantage of the final of the Champions of the future and set an exclamation point there as well.
After the end of the German racing season, the team around Christian Voß travelled directly to Portugal and faced a double event there. The final of the RGMMC kart racing series Champions of the future and the FIA Kart World Championship took place on the racetrack in Portimao. The best kart drivers in the world tackled the races and dueled again for the end of the season.
Herolind Nuredini and Markus Luzio experienced a split double at the OK Juniors. Nuredini got off to a perfect start at Champions of the future and attracted attention each time being placed 16th in the finals. However, a few days later he experienced a setback at the World Cup. On a wet track, he showed his possibilities being placed in 18th in qualifying and also finished two heats in the top ten. In addition, however, there were also two outages and thus the early withdraw.
The situation was different for the British driver, Markus Luzio. From qualifying, he kept the connection to the front field and finished the round of the preliminary rounds with a second place in the last heat. In doing so, he secured himself 14th place for the great World Cup final. With pouring rain and difficult conditions, the midfield awaited a big challenge. In the end, Luzio saw the checkered flag in 19th place and was very pleased with it.
Former kart world champion Danny Keirle returned to the OK class. The driver from Great Britain showed his qualities at both events and being placed 10th in the starting line-up, he had a good starting point for the final. Despite a tumultuous start, he continued to make ground and finished sixth. However, after only one lap, the race was aborted. After the restart it went a bit retained and he finished the weekend in 14th place.
The Finnish driver Matias Salonen also felt comfortable in the wet and sometimes difficult conditions and was placed sixth after the preliminary rounds in the shadow of his team-mate. Throughout the 20 rounds of the final, the Kart Republic driver improved again and finished ninth being placed in the top ten. This means that the CV Performance Group was once again one of the best private teams and again achieved an excellent result after the World Cup title in 2019.
Team leader Christian Voß:
As expected, those were no easy two weeks for us. But if you look at the two races together, we can be quite satisfied. Herolind should have gotten more from the World Cup. He had the speed and would have also been a candidate for the top ten. Unfortunately, our fifth driver Maximus Mayer was unable to participate in the World Championships. His Corona test was positive before the race. We wish him a speedy recovery and are already looking forward to the next races together with him. A big thank you goes to our partners for their support this year and the first-class racing material.