Kart360 Press Department

Difficult weekend for Leonardo Marseglia at La Conca

Kart Republic's Leonardo Marseglia fought like hell to grab a good result at La Conca.

Leonardo Marseglia
Leonardo Marseglia.

The karting track in Muro Leccese is one of the toughest of the world, both physically and technically speaking. It's really hard to find a perfect set-up to balance the fast part of the track with the slower one, especially because the track changes its conditions from session to session.

Leonardo Marseglia struggled all the weekend to adapt his driving style to Kart Republic's chassis. The 15 years old driver from Ostuni started the weekend on Friday with the 31st time in qualifying and he was protagonist of a great comeback in the first heat in the afternoon, leapfrogging from grid 15th up to 8th. On Saturday the weather got blustery and it carried some powder on the track, forcing Leonardo to change his set-up. This has affected his performance and he finished the second and third heats in 12th and 21st.

On Sunday the weather changed once again: it was warm and sunny. Leonardo started the prefinal A on grid 13th and he finished 14th. In the afternoon before the final, the wind came back at La Conca. Leonardo started on grid 27th, but he slipped back to 31st after the first lap. He recovered some positions during the race, crossing the line in 23rd.

“It was really hard — confirms Leonardo — This track is phisically demanding and technically difficult to interpretate. I've been struggling with the set up since Saturday, when the track changed after the first day of action. I had a few problems in the middle of the corner. My mechanic and the team did their best to fix this situation, but we weren't able to find a solution to solve these problems. We will be in Sarno in two weeks time, I hope to have stable and good climatic conditions! By the way I'd like to thanks Dino and all the team for the support they gave me during this weekend.”

Here are the results from La Conca.

Leonardo Marseglia
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Paolo De Conto
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