2021 IAME Euro Series - Genk - Highlights & Facts
After an incredible season, Kanato fought valiantly at Genk, Belgium to win the 2021 IAME Euro Series Junior X30 Championship
Entering the weekend second in the points standings, an excellent, calculated performance from Kanato across the weekend allowed him to overturn the deficit
The young karter claimed a win and further podium during Saturday’s heats
He then claimed P5 in Sunday’s Pre Final, setting up a thrilling contest in the final race of the season
Rising from P5 to P2 on the opening laps, rain began to fall and Kanato put in a measured performance to guide his kart round the wet circuit whilst on dry tyres
Taking the chequered flag in P2, Kanato won the championship by four points
Kanato ends the season as series champion with 278 points to his name alongside 9 podium finishes, including five victories
KANATO'S WEEKEND REVIEW
“It’s been a great season and I’m delighted to win the X30 Junior Championship. It would not be possible without all of the hard work, help and support of my family, Strawberry Racing and my mechanic Elliot - this is a victory for all of us.
“The weather made the weekend very challenging, especially the Final on Sunday. With dry tyres, I had to be very careful as the rain started as it made the track very slippery. It was important to stay calm and not make any mistakes so I was very happy to finish on the podium.
“It was a great feeling to celebrate with the team at the end of the race and I really enjoyed the podium ceremony. It’s been a great season and I’ve enjoyed every second of it. I have some more events coming up in the next couple of months and I’m already excited to get back out on track soon.”
Images courtesy of Hellofoto & Fotocar13.