Kiwi kart ace Marcus Armstrong is positive ahead of his next big kart race meeting in Italy, the third round of the 2015 WSK Super Master Series at Muro Leccese this weekend.
The 14-year-old works Tony Kart team driver was quick but lost fourth place in the Final due to a penalty at the second round of the series last month and has been busy since testing with this weekend’s meeting in mind.
“As always I’m setting my goals high (this weekend) but it’s reassuring knowing that we were very fast here at the beginning of the year so I think the team’s knowledge is definitely good at this circuit,” he said this morning.
“We’ve also done a lot of work since the last race, testing and training hard so all in all I’m feeling very positive ahead of the weekend.”
The meeting has attracted 190 entries over four classes.
In the KF class which Armstrong competes in the battle for the lead is between Poland’s Karol Basz who drives for the Kosmic team, and Armstrong’s Tony Kart teammate, Nicklas Nielsen from Denmark.
After winning the Final at the third Super Master Series round at Pavia last month Basz leads the series points standings from Nielsen with just two rounds to go.
Armstrong is currently 15th overall.
After this weekend’s round at the La Conca circuit at Muro Leccese there is a two-week break until the final at the Sarno circuit near Naples between April 23 & 26.
2015 WSK Master Series (Italy)
Points after Rnd 2
1. Karol Basz 180
2. Nicklas Nielsen 130
3. Martin Van Leeuwen 50
4. Matteo Vigano 48
5. Pedro Hiltbrand 42
6. Max Fretwell 41
15. Marcus Armstrong 25.
Rnd 1 Adria International Raceway Thurs-Sun March 05-March 08
Rnd 2 International Circuit 7 Laghi Thurs-Sun March 19-22
Rnd 3 International Circuit La Conca Muro Leccese Thurs-Sun April 09-April 12
Rnd 4 International Circuit Napoli Sarno Thurs-Sun April 23-26