After the launch of the season at Pau-Arnos, the Superkart returns to one of its privileged circuits at Magny-Cours from June 4 to 6, 2022. It will integrate a mainly Belgian paddock including both Production/TCR/GT vehicles and 2 Ch ! The FFSA French Championship has, after the COVID period, become an International Championship again. It is possible that the competitors relive a context similar to 2021, indeed the weather forecasts are uncertain, thus last year two out of three races were contested on a wet track.
About twenty competitors are expected on the Nivernais circuit. A first hierarchy, partly foreseen, has emerged. The new leader of the discipline is called Sven van de Wardt. The Dutchman already revealed himself last year and started the 2022 season strongly, with two victories and a podium for the inaugural event. He has now to prove, over the duration of a Championship, that he can master every event. The presupposed fight between Sven Van de Wardt and Jaime Zuleta teammate, within the same team Karting Paradise (MSKart/VM), proved real from the previous qualifications but the Colombian was the victim of technical problems. He should again push his opponent in his entrenchments, especially on this circuit which is successful for him, he was on the podium in 2021 and 2019.
It is not yet the great return of the British on the continent, nevertheless two of them have decided to follow the whole Championship with assets; Jason Dredge (Anderson / PVP) already known for good previous performances and the new contender Andrew Gulliford (Anderson / VM) who has shown to be one of the outsiders at Pau (He claim a podium). A newcomer accompanies them, Matt Robinson (Anderson/VM), with a long pedigree in the British Championship. He will thus discover the other Championship of reference in Europe. He is supported by the Redspeed Team which is in charge of the faithful Swede Ingvar Bjerge, a driver with a good dynamic, who started the season like a bang, since triple podium at Pau.
Among the French, Julien Goullancourt (Anderson/DEA) back in the Championship this season is the most capped. Time to find his bearings, he won the final race of the maiden event. It should be now keener. Not available in April, Johan Lamalle (MSkart/VM) is back as a potential candidate for top places. In 2021 he had reached the podium in race 3. Another Frenchman Christophe Marlière (MSKart/VM) will have to be watched. Although he included few races to his history, they were remarkable each time, he finally decided to give it a try (1st participation in 2022).
Conjoint classification and chronometric references:
A French Cup also rewards participants using equipment not homologated at FIA level. Among them, a DEA single cylinder (T. Vandemeulebroucke) or Rubig-MRT single cylinders developed by J-P. Marlière who intends to promote this formula.
Last year, the conditions did not allow the chronometric references to be improved. The pole was obtained in 1'38''627'', which is nevertheless 3 tenths better than in 2019, by Peter Elkmann, multi-champion of Europe and France. The best mark in the race was achieved in 1'38''909''. The record (1'36''576''') now dates from 2017. (Elkmann).