Satisfying weekend for Lennox Racing in first round of WSK Euro Series in Lonato

On the South Garda circuit, 260 drivers from all over the world had the opportunity to compete in four different categories. Our team was represented in OK Junior by Gerasim Skulanov and Peter Ageev, and in OK by Rafael Modonese, Maxim Angelard, and Enzo Hallman. In KZ2 by Tom Leuillet, Robin Glerum, Ivan Ekelchik and Nathan Schaap.

In OKJ Skulanov had some difficulties in finding the right pace during the weekend. Gerasim started placing 11th in his Qualifying group (P30 overall), then tried to do his best in the Heats catching three times P11 and concluding P36 overall. Skulanov had a great comeback in his Superheat, recovering five positions after a great battle on the track and securing a place in the Final in which he started P35 and concluded 32nd after a good race. Positive first steps with our team for Ageev, who concluded his first race with a P50 in Super Heats after hard days: Petr showed a great attitude and learned a lot about our methods and workflow.

The very good response arrived by our drivers in OK. Modonese started with a P16 in Qualifying practice, but then he found a good pace in Heats with two placements out of 3 in the top 10 which secured him a P6 overall. Rafael stayed constantly among the fastest on track even in the Prefinal, fighting hard and catching P4; in the Final, after a bad start which cost him a lot of positions, the Peruvian driver put on a great comeback concluding 9th one of his best weekends with us. Great responses also from Angelard, who struggled a bit during Qualifying practice (P26) but has improved a lot during the weekend. After P17 overall after the heats (with a 9th place in the third one) Maksim gained four positions in Prefinal concluding 13th; but in the final, some confusing moments and a 5 seconds penalty didn’t afford him to catch others spots: the polish driver placed P14 in the end. Also, Hallman has been sanctioned by race direction in the Final round: Enzo concluded 27th after a weekend with some ups and downs.

In KZ2 the reigning European Champion Leuillet had a tricky weekend. After a convincing P6 in Qualifying Practice and a P6 overall after the three heats with a 3rd place gained in the first one, Tom had a lot of problems due to some contacts on track in the Prefinal which forced him to start 31st in the Final. The French driver did a great job from the back, recovering 12 spots and finishing P19. Stunning job instead by Ekelchik, who secured his best placement with Lennox Racing after an extremely solid race: Ivan, who set no time in practice and finished just 28th after the heats, has grown exponentially in Prefinal recovering thirteen spots. Starting from P15, Ekelchik put everything on track in the final gaining his first top10 of the season. Positive responses were also by Glerum (P18) and Schaap (P21), who were both able to improve their Prefinal results.

This weekend has been particularly intense for Lennox: the racing package proved to be very competitive thanks to the latest updates and Lonato was a good test case. The team is already focused on the second WSK Euro Series Stage in Sarno, an important step before the World Championship.

Jordon Lennox-Lamb, Team Manager: “This weekend has been really intense, with so many drivers involved. We can be satisfied with what we have seen in all categories: our guys gave everything on track to overcome difficulties and the team as always gave a great hand. From what we have seen we might have obtained even better results, but we have to look at the glass half-full and think about the next important steps of the season.”