6th September 2021
Australian James Wharton recorded an impressive fifth placing at the FIA Karting KZ2 International Super Cup in Sweden on Sunday.
Following a strong showing throughout the heat races, which featured 100 drivers from various parts of the globe, the 15-year-old Victorian started ninth in the final. He then showed maturity beyond his years against some very experienced drivers to claw his way up the order throughout the 25-lap journey before crossing the line fifth – a result that is the best by an Australian driver at the event since its inception in 2013.
The race was won by dual World OK Karting Champion Lorenzo Travisanutto from Italy ahead of Dutchman Senna Van Walstijn and German David Trefilov.
At the same event, the FIA Karting KZ2 World Championship and the final round of the Academy Trophy was held with local driver Noah Milell taking the victory ahead Italian Lorenzo Camplese and Dutch driver Jorrit Pex in the KZ World Championship.
Denmark’s Maciej Gladysz’s second placing in Sweden was enough for him to secure the was victory in the 2021 Academy Trophy.
For the full results, please visit https://www.fiakarting.com/event/2021-kristianstad/KZ/results