MARANELLO KART PERFORMS WELL IN THE WSK MASTER SERIES OF LA CONCA THANKS TO STEFANO CUCCO IN KF2
THE MARANELLO KART DRIVER WAS AMONG THE TOP DRIVERS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WEEKEND IN KF2, GETTING THE BEST OUT OF THE EQUIPMENT OF THE ITALIAN MANUFACTURER IN THE FIRST APPOINTMENT OF THE WSK MASTER SERIES. THE 7th PLACE IN THE FINAL, JUST BEHIND THE FASTEST DRIVERS, WAS SATISFACTORY BOTH FOR THE TEAM AND THE DRIVER.
In the long and demanding weekend in Puglia (Southern Italy), Stefano Cucco was eventually able to place 8th in the pre-final and then, in the final, he finished 7th after a hard fight for the first positions. The Maranello Kart driver was one of the overall fastest drivers, achieving the third best performance in the pre-final and the 4th in the final, just a tenth of a second slower than the first drivers.
Moreover, if he had managed to do a better time during the qualifying session, he would have started from the first rows of the starting grid and he would have stood more than a chance to step onto the podium.
So, for the Maranello Kart Team the weekend in Puglia was a very positive one: the beginning of the season is definitely very promising. In Muro Leccese the team adopted both the chassis model RS12 and RS9, but it was the latter the team chose for the final, thanks to its better adaptability on avery gripping asphalt.
From the 28th position after the qualification, Cucco was able to recover as far as the overall 13th place in the qualifying heats. In the pre-final, after another good recovery, he placed 8th and then, in the final, he gained another position after his last great recovery due to a rather unlucky start.
“The weekend got better and better - said a satisfied Stefano Cucco at the end of his convincing performance - and from the qualifying session, where I didn't manage to find the right lap to achieve a good time, onward I started to recover. In the qualifying heats I always placed in the first ten positions, then, in the pre-final, I placed 8th. In the final, unfortunately, my row was slowed down by the slow start of the first drivers, so I had once again to recover and I reached the final 7th place. I did very interesting times, always close to those of the fastest. Without that problem at the start, I could have finished in a better position and, with some luck, I could have even stepped onto the podium. Anyway, I'm really satisfied: the equipment is excellent, and I was at my ease behind the wheel. The next appointment is in Sarno for thesecond round of the WSK Master Series, on a track where I've always achieved good results. Last year, on the Southern Italian track, I won my first race in the WSK Euro Series, and I placed 5th in the World Championship. I do like the track in Sarno: I hope I will be able to fight for the win."
Great satisfaction also for the constructor, Maranello. This is Alessandro Levratti's comment (the sports manager of the team): "After a difficult start we managed to get the best out of the RS9 chassis. Later, in the weekend, the chassis gave us excellent results, adjusting to the gripping level of the track of La Conca. Eventually, we ran at the level of the best, and this permitted us to be among the top drivers in KF2. In the next appointment of Sarno we expect to do even better."