Strong start for Lennox Racing in the opening round of KZ/KZ2 FIA Karting European Championship in Zuera

Another podium in this season thanks also to our new chassis which turned out to be extremely good on the kind of track and another weekend full of emotions and learnings in Zuera, incredibly useful for our path of growth. Our team was represented by Matteo Viganò in KZ and by Gabin Leuillet, José Antonio Gomez Gutierrez, Matheus Morgatto, Robin Glerum, Albin Karlsson, Maxim Rehm, Roman Sharapov and Jesper Sjoberg in KZ2.

Matteo Viganò has been simply stunning during the weekend. After a rather interlocutory start with a non-exciting qualification, Matteo had significant steps forward right in the first heat with a promising P9 on Friday and confirmed all those good sensations with an extremely solid Sunday, which afford him the 8th spot after the heats.

On Sunday, the Italian driver raised his level once again starting from the excellent fifth place in the superheat, to then give everything in a perfectly managed final: Viganò quickly overtook Emilien Denner in second position, controlling after that the incredible pressure from Van Walstijn for the rest of the race and taking a more than deserved P2 closing just a second and a half behind the winner Iglesias. Matteo has now taken 4th place in general standing with 48 points: with this beginning, every dream can become true.

Very good job also from our drivers in KZ2, very able since the free practice to measure with a high number of different setups. Maxim Rehm was certainly the one who found the best feeling overall with his CL and who maintained the highest level of performance. After a bit of a lack of confidence during practice and a top 10 placement on Friday, the German driver found incredible speed on Saturday catching an exalting win and a P2 during the heats. Unfortunately, despite being very fast also on Sunday Maxim didn’t capitalize on his great pace in the final ending in P22. An outstanding debut, but also so much bad luck for Morgatto at his first race with Lennox Racing team: Matheus, especially due to some chaotic situations, was unfortunately forced to retire after a crash in his Super Heat despite being one of the fastest drivers on track. Perfect management instead by Gabin Leuillet, who concluded with the best placement among our drivers in the category (P18) showing constant growth in all the crucial phases of the weekend. Many excellent signs from our other drivers, despite less impressive results: Zuera can be considered for them a very solid starting point.

Jordon Lennox-Lamb, Team Manager: “After this weekend I can certainly say that our target has to be remaining permanently in the fight for top spots in both classes, we just have to turn the situations in our favor to grab even bigger results. Matteo has been simply astonishing and I think he’ll be ready to fight for the championship really soon. In KZ2 also our guys are extremely talented, their growth turned out to be even more quickly than I could expect. I’m totally convinced about the fact that our team will compete this year for something special”.