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Euro Challenge: Webb Cruises to Rotax Senior Victory

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Euro Challenge: Webb Cruises to Rotax Senior Victory

Update: Unfortunately Zachary Claman DeMelo was penalized following the race, removing him from the well deserved podium. 

Watching this weekends action in Italy, you would never have guessed that this was Harry Webb’s first race of the season. The driver from Great Britain put on a total assault of the class and like his fellow winners on Sunday, scored a perfect weekend.

After a solid start, Webb (TonyKart) was never challenged for the lead in 19-lap Final en route to the victory.

Behind him was where all the action could be found. Joseph Reilly and Guan Yu Zhou, teammates at Strawberry Racing, tangled in the back hairpin resulted in Zhou’s race over and Reilly well down the order. This allowed Brett Ward into the spot, but he too would sacrifice the position allowing Tom Grice (TonyKart) to takeover the second spot with Pierce Lehane (FA Kart) third, Xavier Pozzoli (Kosmic) fourth and Canadian Zachary Claman DeMelo (Intrepid) fifth.

Over the PA system, those in attendance were made aware that Grice would receive a time penalty for leaving the start corridor too early, as Lehane still tried to move into second, but to no avail. A wild final lap saw DeMelo lunge past Pozzoli in back hairpin and take the fourth spot on track, but the third position overall, earning his first European podium result and Canada’s second podium of the day.

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