WSK MASTER SERIES: Youngster thrives in Italy for shot at world titleAS he had planned, Muizzuddin Musyaffa Abdul Gafar dominated Round Two of the WSK Master Series 60Mini class over the weekend to take a victory that put him in contention for the world title.
At the 7 Laghi Circuit in Pavia, Italy on Sunday, the 12-year old Malaysian completed a perfect weekend by taking a sensational win in the final.
It was Muizzuddin’s second victory of the season after winning Round Two of the WSK Champions Cup and effectively clinching that title in February.
With 53 drivers in the field, Muizzuddin topped the timesheet in the qualifying as he clocked the quickest time of 55.606s, six hundredths of a second faster than Canadian Antonio Serravalle’s.
The Gamoto Racing karter scored two wins and one second place in the heats and started from pole position in the pre-final race.
After the first lap, he was seventh, but managed to recover to finish third.
Starting from the third row in the final, Muizzuddin maintained his position.
Eventually, the Malaysian moved up to third, taking the first place in the last lap after Nicola Abrusci and Serravalle — who were first and second respectively — got entangled.
After the second race of three rounds of the Series, Muizzuddin moved into third place in the overall standings with 32 points, and looking forward to the La Conca race on April 27.
The victory was all the sweeter for Muizzuddin after he crashed out in the pre-final of the opening round last month, forcing him to miss the final.
Prior to that, he will undergo a series of tests on the same track in southern Italy.
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