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Leonardo Marseglia turns 38th place in qualifying into a top ten result

A great comeback by Leonardo Marseglia at the first WSK round in Sarno.

Leonardo Marseglia
Leonardo Marseglia.

Ostuni's Leonardo Marseglia started the weekend with the wrong foot, by failing to go further than 38th. The 15-year old driver was quite disappointed for the result, especially because he loves this track. On Friday afternoon the music changed and Leonardo took home 10th in the first heat, lining up 20th. The second heat on Saturday morning showed another comeback from grid 19th up to 13th, but Leonardo concluded 23rd a very confused third heat and it pushed him down in the overall ranking after heats.

In the prefinal B the #205 Kart Republic chassis moved forward from his 14th place starting position to 6th under the chequered flag, but he received a three-second penalty for dislodged front bumper, caused by a contact with Tom Joyner, and finished 7th. Thanks to this result, he grabbed 13th position on the starting grid. In final, with dry and sunny conditions, Leonardo drove like a veteran recovering positions lap after lap up to 8th after the finishing line.

“It was a growing weekend for me — explains the Kart Republic driver — After qualifying 38th, I was really disappointed, but at the same time I was aware that we could fight for a good result. In the first two heats I showed my real potential, but unfortunately the third heat was a real mess! Heading into Sunday my goal was to fight forward as far as I could and in both prefinal and final I was able to get the most from my Iame-powered KR chassis. In the end it was a positive weekend! I'd like to thank Dino and all the team for the great effort, my family and sponsors for the support. Now I can look to the next two rounds in Sarno with positivity.”

Next on the docket for Leonardo Marseglia will be the 4th and last WSK Super Master Series round in Sarno on April 7th and 8th. Here are the full results.

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