It was a not easy weekend on track Adria International Raceway, which was the scene of the sixth appointment of the ROK North area Championship (the third for Matteo in the category KFJ). Matteo Nannini stood out for his stubbornness and talent at the wheel of the “125 Energy” of Fabio Urgnani’s New Technology.
In free practice sessions, the driver from Forlì was able to bring his car to the upper positions of standings, but during Qualifying, the set was not optimal and he had to settle for eighth placement. The most important episode came in Pre-Final lap, when Matteo was hit, causing serious damage to the kart that forced him to retire even before the start. A withdrawal that forced him to start from the 33th position, and last placement in the Final. With determination can replace twenty placings, finishing in 13th place overall. “On the one hand I enjoyed it very much in the Final, managing in several overtakings that led me from the last till the thirteenth position, despite the not perfect conditions of my kart, grating various meters to the rivals on the straights. It’s a shame to see vanishing the work of a weekend in a single lap, but this is also part of the race. Now I want to think about the next challenge, hoping to have good luck “, the driver of Minardi Management, Matteo Nannini, says.
“I am very sorry for Matteo, because he worked very much to better prepare the kart, but everything was ruined during the warm-up of pre-Qualifying. Despite the drawback, Matteo has again shown his value, coming back several positions with a car which was not 100%. Now we must focus on the next race”, the manager Giovanni Minardi analyses.