Kart360 Press Department

A dramatic comeback concludes an unlucky weekend for Alex Irlando

A fast Alex Irlando was pushed out at the first corner in the final race, forcing him to recover from the back.

Alex Irlando

Another unlucky weekend for the World Champ who, once again, proved to be really fast. Irlando finished 7th in qualifying, but his set-up wasn't good. From Friday afternoon to Saturday morning Alex and his mechanic worked hard to prepare a new chassis that fits Alex's driving style. The Sodikart driver finished the first heat in 14th because the driver in front of him missed the start and he had to avoid him, losing positions. The second and third heat were similar and he finished 13th and 14th, grabbing grid 12th for the prefinal.

On Sunday morning in the prefinal Alex recovered from 12th up to 8th, but in the final he was pushed out at the first corner when Emil Skaras and Tom Leuillet had a contact. To avoid a multiple collision the Locorotondo's driver went on the grass and slipped in the back. Alex started pushing harder than ever, posting the fastest lap, but he couldn't go over than 9th under the chequered flag.

“What can I say? After the first race in Adria, Lady Luck turned her back and I had a lot of problems in the other races. Also this event was a disaster: in qualifying my chassis wasn't good, but throughout heats I had to avoid collision with other drivers and in the final I got the worst of the contact between Emil and Tom… I hope to conclude this Super Master Series in a better way next week!”

Alex is now third in the championship behind Paolo De Conto and Marco Ardigò. Here are full results.

20180410 Irlando Wsk
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Paolo De Conto
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