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WSK Champions Cup: Photo Review

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The kickoff event to the European season was chilly, but was full of great moments.

Vega man talking to Bridgestone man
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Bridgestone and Vega, the two official tire suppliers for WSK Promotion for 2017. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Running Mini category drivers
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Who let the minis out? Incredible 104 mini drivers hit the track at Adria for the first race of 2017. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Kas Haverkort
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Coming from a win in the CIK/FIA academy trophy last year, Kas Haverkort was superb also in the WSK Champions Cup in OKJ with CRG. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Victor Martins
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2016 Junior World Champion (Victor Martins) had a reasonable start to his senior career, ultimately finishing 8th, but setting the fastest lap of the final race. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Victor Gustavson with his hands on the exhaust pipe to stay warm
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It went as low as -4C (24F), and even Sweden’s Victor Gustavson felt the cold, here keeping his hands warm on the exhaust. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Marius Zug
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German Marius Zug was superb all weekend, always in the top-3 and leading for much of the final. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Sami Taoufik
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The mighty Moroccan Sami Taoufik took the fight up to World Champions Karol Basz, Pedro Hiltbrand and Victor Martins, and led for part of the final. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Karol Basz
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A spectacular night shot of 2015 World Champion Karol Basz leading Germany’s Niklas Kruetten. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Noah Milell
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Number 210 - Noah Milell leads at turn 1 of the final. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Stan Pex
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Stan Pex (No 28) leading in front of his World Champion brother Jorrit Pex (No 29), 2012 World Champion Flavio Camponeschi (No 25), and 2014 European Champion Rick Dreezen who was back on the pace on his first race with KSW BirelART Austria in KZ. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Ulysse de Pauw
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Ulysse de Pauw started the OK final on grid 2. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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KZ on the starting grid at the 2017 WSK Champions Cup
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The KZ class was spectacular in the season opener at Adria. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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KZ starting grid at 2017 WSK Champions Cup
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All Pex, all Holland, all CRG front row of the grid for the KZ final. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Jeremy Iglesias in his debut with Formula K
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Jeremy Iglesias on debut with FormulaK showed blistering speed all weekend, and after a freak failure in the prefinal charged from grid 25 to finish 5th. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Dino Beganovic
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First lap disappointment following a contact for Dino Beganovic. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Marco Carlino
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The assistant race director Marco Carlino waves the checkered flag for one of the 34 heat races held at the WSK Champions Cup. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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WSK Trophies
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Truly beautiful trophies as ever by WSK Promotion. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Ilya Morozov
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Ilya Morozov wins in ahead of Frenchman Gillian Henrion who was delighted with second step on the podium. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Pedro Hiltbrand wins in debut with Tony Kart
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It doesn’t matter what color go-kart he drives everything Pedro Hiltbrand touches turns to gold. He won on his debut with TonyKart. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Lorenzo Travisanutto
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2016 WSK Super Master Series Champion Lorenzo Travisanutto was another driver to change teams for 2017 and he took second on his first time out with Zanardi Kart. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Ulysse de Pauw
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Ulysse de Pauw, the leading VDK driver at the WSK Champions Cup finishing 3rd in OK. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Stan Pex
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Stan Pex was unstoppable, winning the final from pole position. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Max Verstappen with father Jos and Arnaud Kozlinski
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Stan’s best friend, Max Verstappen, watches as Stan takes victory along with his father and former Benetton F1 driver and now Pex Racing engine tuner Jos, along with 2009 World Champion Arnaud Kozlinski. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Stan Pex
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Stan Pex outraced his World Champion brother Jorrit to win the WSK Champions Cup. Photo by Alexandros Vernardis/The RaceBox.
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Photos by Alexandros Vernardis and Loredana Ivancov of The RaceBox. Words by Alex Vernardis of The RaceBox and official WSK commentator, Ian Selvestrin.