Gomez, Bondarev and Barry-Berg victorious in the Czech Republic !!!

The FIA Karting competition organised for the first time on the Steel Ring circuit in Trinec, Czech Republic gave rise to some exciting races in front of an audience that was enthralled by the quality of the show. Gabriel Gomez (ITA) in OK, Oleksandr Bondarev (UKR) in OK-Junior and Marius Barry-Berg (NOR) in Academy were the victors of the weekend.
The Czech organisers spared no effort to welcome the participants, attendants and officials of the second round of the FIA Karting European Championship - OK & Junior and the first round of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy, with FIA Karting President Akbar Ebrahim and Vice President John Ryan in attendance.
The 1223-metre Steel Ring track, with its winding, hilly layout, offered challenges for the drivers and technicians, especially amid changeable conditions.
Barry-Berg takes the lead in the Academy Trophy
The identical Exprit/Vortex karts supplied by the OTK Group and their Vega tyres proved their worth in training and spotting talent in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy. Norwegian Marius Barry-Berg was the leader of this one-design category from the Qualifying session onwards and remained at the top of the standings despite his fourth place in the Super Heat. He had to face some tough opponents in the Final with Australian Max Walton who took the lead for three laps and with Spaniard Hugo Marti who didn't make it easy for him at the end of the race.
Light rain made the track slippery in mid-race. Barry-Berg finished 5 tenths ahead of Marti, followed by Walton. French driver Lisa Billard showed excellent control to move up to fourth place ahead of Japan’s driver Ruytaro Sakai. Markas Silkunas (LTU) was seventh, Klara Kowalczyk (POL), the driver representing the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission eighth. [...]
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